Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions (NPR):
“Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person’s future — some aspects of it, anyway.
Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with Read the rest of this entry »
A ‘Check-Up from the Neck Up’ — Mental Health Screening Kiosks at Drexel (Drexel Now):
“During their time in college, most students learn the importance of looking out for their own health.
However, some miss the connection that their mental well-being is just as important as keeping a regular exercise regimen or eating the right diet Read the rest of this entry »
To Treat Depression, Drugs or Therapy? (The New York Times):
“Until recently, many experts thought that your clinician could literally pick any antidepressant or type of psychotherapy at random because, with a few clinical exceptions, there was little evidence to favor one treatment over another for a given patient Read the rest of this entry »
Session held at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, featuring:
- Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroscience Imaging Center and Co-founder of Akili Interactive Labs
- Dr. Daphne Bavelier, Head of the Brain & Learning Lab at the University of Geneva & U. of Rochester
- Jack Young, Head of Qualcomm Life Fund
- Chair: Alvaro Fernandez, CEO of SharpBrains
–> Click HERE to watch all sessions
Study: High Schoolers with ADHD Receiving Few Evidence-Based Supports (Education Week):
“A little over half of high school students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are receiving some kind of services from their schools, such as additional time on tests or extended time to complete homework assignments, a recent study finds. But those particular supports have no reported effectiveness in improving the academic performance of students with ADHD, according to the study published Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ October e-newsletter, featuring the usual wealth of insights and resources and, above all, thanking the 215 participants in 17 countries who joined an amazing 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit! (each blue dot represents a participant or group of participants).
(We are now digesting everything discussed during 3 intense days, and trying to enjoy a relaxing weekend…)
Have a great month of November!
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can improve the state of the world.
Throughout hundreds of panels, workshops, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to deal with climate change, how to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and dozens of other pressing topics. In addressing these issues, everyone — independent of nationality or discipline – brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing Human Brain.
During stimulating and captivating sessions we explored Read the rest of this entry »