Video Game With Biofeedback Teaches Children to Curb Their Anger (Science Daily):
“Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a simple video game that hones their ability to regulate their emotions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hospital. Results were published online October 24 in the journal Adolescent Psychiatry Read the rest of this entry »
Fun futuristic vision over at The Atlantic, titled The Extremely Personal Computer: The Digital Future of Mental Health:
“It’s 2018, and you’re not feeling your best. Yesterday, on the phone with Comcast, you forgot your social security number, and had to call your mom to get it…You fire up your PC and dig out your biomonitor wrist strap. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Veronika Litinski
In an increasingly knowledge-based and innovation-driven economy, human brains—not financial capital—are becoming the primary drivers of business success. Engaged, creative citizens and workers mean the difference between success and failure at the organizational and societal levels.
Looking at the problem from the perspective of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
39% We had several readers highlight this striking statistic from yesterday’s blog post, Is ADHD overdiagnosed? Findings from a new study in Germany
This is but another example on the growing need to base behavioral/ mental health prevention, diagnostic and treatment not on symptoms alone, but to measure and incorporate objective markers of brain function, as discussed in our previous article Neurofeedback/ Quantitative EEG for ADHD diagnosis and in Thomas Insel’s blog post on big data.
Below you can find the full transcript of our engaging Q&A session today, Friday March 16th, on brain sustainability, retooling brain health, and applied neuroplasticity, with Alvaro Fernandez, SharpBrains’ Co-Founder who’s just been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. You can learn more about the topic by reading this 2011 SharpBrains Summit Meeting Report and this Infographic.
Great, we are ready to start! Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Time for SharpBrains’ February 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion multiple and complementary perspectives on how to harness neuroplasticity: with enthusiasm, BOTH physical AND cognitive exercise, and (once tools become better standardized and widely available) brain-based personalized medicine.
- The State of Personalized Medicine: The Role of Biomarkers
- Personalized Medicine in Psychiatry: from DSM to brain-based RDoC, iSPOT-D and biomarkers
- Working with Healthcare Stakeholders towards Brain-Based Personalized Medicine
What’s New and Meaningful:
Finally, let us mention that Brain Awareness Week is approaching (March 12-18th, 2012), and that you can now add comments to SharpBrains articles via Facebook (see below). Looking forward to a great month of March!
We just came accross an excellent article by Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), titled An Emerging Era of Big Data. The article is brief and worth reading. Here are two quotes:
- “Every era has its technological icons. In the early 20th century, it was the airplane and the automobile. In the mid-20th century, it was the television and the telephone. Now in the early 21st century, the smart phone and social networking appear to be the defining technologies. And increasingly, the current era is beginning to look like the era of “big data” — a term that Read the rest of this entry »