We are proud to share that Dr. Michael Merzenich, Professor Emeritus at UCSF, co-developer of the first cochlear implants, pioneer of neuroplasticity research, co-founder of Scientific Learning and Posit Science, and winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, will speak at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th). You can check out the Preliminary Agenda here.
(Editor’s Note: In order to help readers familiarize themselves with the work and thinking of Dr. Michael Merzenich, one of the winners of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience for groundbreaking work on neuroplasticity, we are condensing and republishing the comprehensive conversation that Dr. Merzenich and Alvaro Fernandez had in 2009, in preparation for the inaugural SharpBrains Virtual Summit.)
Dr. Michael Merzenich, Emeritus Professor at UCSF, is a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. In the late 1980s, Dr. Merzenich was on the team that invented the cochlear implant. In 1996, he was the founding CEO of Scientific Learning Corporation, and in 2004 became co-founder and Read the rest of this entry »
Three neuroscientists win $1m award for discovering brain’s plasticity (STAT):
“Three neuroscientists whose research overturned decades-old notions about how and whether the brain can change in response to experience have won a $1 million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced on Thursday. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Aki Nikolaidis
A couple weeks ago I attended the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Conference, ESCoNS, at the University of California San Francisco. The speakers’ talks were insightful, surprising, and inspiring in many regards. The purpose of this meeting was to bring together great minds in a variety of fields from neuroscience to game design and to come up with some ideas how to make game based cognitive training a reality as an effective therapy for many of today’s most challenging disorders and deficits. Many of the scientists also thought that game based therapies for cognitive deficits could be used as enhancement tools for healthy individuals as well. Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
We are pleased to announce that full recordings for all presentations delivered during the 2011 SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century (March 30 – April 1, 2011) are now available both to Summit Participants and to non-Participants.
You can Learn More Here and Access 40+ Talks and 20+ hours of up-to-date information and analysis of brain science, technology and innovation, delivered by nothing short of a world-class faculty.
–> Registered Summit Participants can access all Session Recordings by clicking on the session titles in the Agenda page and using the same Username and Password they used to participate in the Summit.
–> Didn’t Register to Participate in the 2011 SharpBrains Summit but want to access all Session Recordings (20+ hours, 40+ speakers) Now? You can secure your log-in here.
We hope the information and analysis provided by these 40+ world-class speakers addressing this 3-day agenda provide excellent value to you: Read the rest of this entry »