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Next: Identifying and treating the brain roots of mental illness

face_brainMental Illness – One Treatment to Cure Them All, One Network to Bind Them? (BrainBlogger):

“Imagine: A cure all for ALL mental illnesses… sounds illogical, perhaps impossible, something straight out of fantasy, no? Well, at the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neuroscience Era, where presenting cutting-edge innovative research was the norm, I was lucky to be witness to a truly tantalizing talk by psychologist Dr. Madeleine Goodkind that will likely change your perspective.

As Dr. Goodkind explains, Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Combining aerobic and mental training can significantly improve mental and cognitive health

mental_physical_training(Editor’s Note: Hat tip to co-author Tj Shors for bringing this fascinating new study to our attention)

“It is widely accepted that aerobic exercise and meditation training are useful behavioral therapies for remediating clinical symptoms of depression. However, no study to date has assessed the combined effects of the two behavioral interventions. Here, we present data indicating that Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Technology to enable patient-centered, collaborative behavioral health and chronic care management



Tech Is Driving Collaboration In Behavioral Health (TechCrunch):

“Collaboration amongst providers is critical in all aspects of medicine, but nowhere is this more true than in behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorders), where the costs of poor collaboration are sky-high…There is a mountain of evidence to suggest that Read the rest of this entry »

Survey: Growing demand for digital psychotherapies to help veterans deal with substance abuse, depression, problem solving and insomnia

e-mental-healthVeterans go for digital psychotherapy (Healthcare IT News):

“Computerized psychotherapies, or CPTs, hold great interest for veterans receiving outpatient treatment, according to a study published in Telemedicine and e-Health. The study, relying on information provided by 151 veterans receiving treatment in a Veterans Health Administration substance use disorder outpatient clinic, showed veterans were Read the rest of this entry »

September update: Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life

headspaceTime for Sharp­Brains’ September e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain-related news.

Our brain is at the core of every­thing we do, from the every-day deci­sions we make to the epic emo­tions we feel when we fall in love. And neurotechnologies–especially those that, being dig­i­tal, are emi­nently scal­able, and that, being non-invasive, pose few if any neg­a­tive side-effects–are poised to become ubiq­ui­tous, per­va­sive…Keep reading the Preliminary Agenda of the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17-19th), which features 32 confirmed, stellar speakers so far!

Innovation news:

Research news:

Food for thought:


Finally, a reminder to Save Your Spot for 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Novem­ber 17-19th) —  10% dis­count code: sharp2015

Have a great month of October!

The SharpBrains Team

Smart brains in action: 17 Sustainable Develoment Goals (SDGs) To Build A Better World

SDGsYou may have already seen in the news that the U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World (NPR):

“At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years Read the rest of this entry »

Digital brain health firm Headspace raises $34 million to scale up meditation service and transform mind health



Jared Leto, Ryan Seacrest, Jessica Alba Invest in Headspace With the Chernin Group (The Wrap):

“Headspace, a leading digital health and wellness media brand, has closed a significant financing round (Editor’s note: $34m) to expand its award-winning meditation, mindfulness and health-related media platform Read the rest of this entry »

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