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Update: New tools, research and insights to reinvent Brain Health and Mental Health in the Digital Age


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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, exploring a range of technologies, scientific findings and insights for brain health and mental health to better respond to the opportunities and challenges ahead.

Happy reading, and Happy Thanksgiving!

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

Finally, we are delighted to announce five new excellent Speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8, 2016):

  • Mary Stuart, Senior Writer/Analyst at The MedTech Strategist
  • 2016sharpbrainssummit_logoDr. Andrea Serino, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze
  • Linda Raines, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Karen Olsen, Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Public Education
  • David Coleiro, Partner at Strategic North

You can explore the Summit Agenda here, and Register here. Please consider joining us and help reinvent brain health in the digital age!

Thankfully,

The SharpBrains Team

Trend: Mobile, data-rich apps to monitor and promote neurocognitive health

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BrainCheck raises $3 million for app to monitor brain health (TechCrunch):

“A Houston-based startup called BrainCheck has raised $3 million in seed funding for an app that helps users understand, by simply playing some games on an iPad, if they or a loved one may have suffered a concussion. Read the rest of this entry »

Review finds mixed results on the effectiveness and safety of brain and memory supplements

Omega 3 supplementsNatural Supplements and Vitamins for Treatment and Prevention of Dementia and Cognitive Decline (Psychiatric Times):

“Dementia, also referred to as major neurocognitive disorder (including Alzheimer disease [AD]), is a growing problem because of increased lifespan. There is no known cure. Several drugs are Read the rest of this entry »

Study: To improve brain health you need BOTH aerobic and cognitive exercise

— Neural networks. Photo credit: Radu Jianu, Brown University

Mental, physical exercises produce distinct brain benefits (Science Daily):

“Cognitive brain training improves executive function whereas aerobic activity improves memory, according to new Center for BrainHealth research at The University of Texas at Dallas Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Michael Merzenich: To harness Neuroplasticity for cognitive enhancement, we need to think “Fitness” more than “Games”

KavliPrize-Neuro(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 »

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