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Spiegel invests in brain training startup NeuroNation (Germany)

BrainTrainingSpiegel picks up stake in Berlin brain-training startup Neu­roNa­tion (Ven­ture Cap­i­tal Post):

Berlin-based brain-training startup Neu­roNa­tion has received a seven-figure invest­ment from pub­lish­ing firm Spiegel.net (part of the largest Ger­man media group). Read the rest of this entry »

Brain Training and Cognitive Assessment Market Surpassed $1.3 Billion In 2013

Heads-up: We just announced a new intel­li­gence pack­age aimed at edu­ca­tion, health, gam­ing and tech­nol­ogy exec­u­tives and innovators.

Many mar­ket reports pro­vide lit­tle value for the money. This mar­ket report by Sharp­Brains is the pre­cise oppo­site. Its wealth of data and analy­sis pro­vides very valu­able strate­gic and busi­ness devel­op­ment guid­ance to orga­ni­za­tions at the fron­tier of health and well­ness,” says Alexan­dra More­house, VP of Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Per­ma­nente. Read the rest of this entry »

If you play chess, then take up hiking

newsHeads up on a cou­ple of good arti­cles, one shar­ing great brain fit­ness tips based on the mate­r­ial dis­cussed dur­ing our 2013 Sum­mit, the other ana­lyz­ing the growth of cog­ni­tive train­ing ser­vice Lumosity.

7 Ways to Opti­mize Your Brain (Huff­in­g­ton Post):

  • 3. Cross-train your brain. The say­ing “use it or lose it” clearly applies to brain fit­ness. It’s vital to con­stantly step out of your com­fort zone. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming neurogaming conference in San Francisco

NeuroGamingQuick heads-up: Early-bird reg­is­tra­tion to the first Neu­rogam­ing con­fer­ence expires on April 1st, 2013. Check out the agenda now and see if you want to join a great ros­ter of indus­try speak­ers. I’ll be run­ning this ses­sion on May 1st:

Think, Think, Think: Cog­ni­tive Gam­ing Plat­forms. This panel will dis­cuss how break­through tech­nolo­gies like tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion, ultra­sonic brain stim­u­la­tion, eye track­ing, and Read the rest of this entry »

10 Predictions on How Digital Platforms will Transform Brain Health in 2013

Just a quick note: we’ll host a webi­nar on Jan­u­ary 30th to dis­cuss key mar­ket pre­dic­tions based on “The Dig­i­tal Brain Health Mar­ket 2012–2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based tech­nol­ogy to assess, mon­i­tor and enhance cog­ni­tion and brain func­tion­ing”, our new mar­ket report.

Here are 10 pre­dic­tions, many of which will likely be real­ized before the end of 2013: Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming webinar: The State of the Dig­i­tal Brain Health Mar­ket (Jan­u­ary 30th, 2013)

We will dis­cuss the main find­ings and inno­va­tion opportunities/ chal­lenges iden­ti­fied in Sharp­Brains’ new mar­ket report The Dig­i­tal Brain Health Mar­ket 2012–2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based tech­nol­ogy to assess, mon­i­tor and enhance cog­ni­tion and brain func­tion­ing.

When: Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 30th, 2013, 1–2.30pm US East­ern Time (live webi­nar will be recorded for later view­ing by reg­is­trants) Read the rest of this entry »

Got Brain? Investing in Our Most Precious Asset in 2013

Open a week­end New York Times or Wall Street Jour­nal and you’ll find a whole sec­tion with detailed infor­ma­tion and advice for indi­vid­u­als look­ing to invest wisely. What you will not find, how­ever, is com­pa­ra­ble infor­ma­tion and advice for invest­ing in your most impor­tant asset of all: your brain. Pre­cisely because it (usu­ally) does its job so smoothly and effec­tively, it’s all too easy to for­get that your brain is there and that it needs to be invested in just as with any­thing else we value and want to con­tinue reap­ing ben­e­fits from. And with more than 2 bil­lion peo­ple world­wide cur­rently suf­fer­ing from brain-based health and pro­duc­tiv­ity chal­lenges with a result­ing global eco­nomic bur­den of more than $2 tril­lion, it’s also an issue of some importance.

We’ve made a lot of progress Read the rest of this entry »

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