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Dear Summit participant,
Amazing couple of days…and there’s more
Here are the instructions to join Day 3–Expo Day today, starting at 8.15am US Pacific Time (San Francisco, CA time)/ 11.15am Eastern Time.
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The Agenda for today: Read the rest of this entry »
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), starting tomorrow and including this great session:
Wednesday November 18th, 2.30 — 4.00 pm. Innovative partnerships to improve health and life at scale.
In this growing and rapidly evolving category, there are multiple opportunities for developers to partner with large-scale organizations looking for ways to improve health, performance and business outcomes. During this session we will discuss significant neurotech-related initiatives taking place at large IT, pharma and automotive firms, as well as universities. Read the rest of this entry »
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), featuring this fantastic session:
Wednesday November 18th, 12.30 — 1.45 pm. Under what conditions does brain training work?
Despite ongoing controversies, the evidence is clear: Some brain training interventions work, and some don’t. What explains the difference? What conditions maximize the probability of transfer into real-life benefits? Understanding these conditions, as outlined in The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, is crucial to separate wheat from chaff.
- Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
- Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder of SharpBrains
- Dr. Bruce E. Wexler, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University
- Dr. Glenn Morrison, Director of Clinical Trials at Lumosity
- Dr. Roy Hamilton, Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania
–> To learn more and register, visit the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th). 10%-off promo code: sharp2015
Lumos Labs produces the popular brain training web and mobile app named Lumosity. With 60 million registered users, Lumosity is the world’s largest cognitive training service. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in funding, and the company significantly expanded its IP portfolio in 2014 through Read the rest of this entry »
AARP just released a very interesting brain health research study based on 1,200 online interviews conducted in August 2014. Key findings include:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to all consumers (99% find it at least somewhat important). Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, after heart health (37% find brain health most important while 51% find heart health most important). Younger consumers Read the rest of this entry »
If Home Brain Training Apps Don’t Work, What Does? (Healthline):
“In a study published online Nov. 18 in PLOS Medicine, Australian researchers reviewed 52 previous studies that looked at the benefits of computerized brain training software for 4,885 healthy seniors. While brain training programs like Lumosity, Cogmed, and Posit Science promise to help you strengthen your brain, the new study found mostly small benefits.
The largest impact Read the rest of this entry »
Do brain games work? (The Boston Globe):
“There’s intense interest?—?and the potential for big money?—?in the world of brain games. Lumosity…claims 60 million users…The market for Lumosity and competitors like Cogmed and Posit Science is growing 25 percent a year, according to SharpBrains, a neuro-wellness research firm. Read the rest of this entry »