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Top 14 Brain Fitness News in 2014: Research, Assessments and Training

BrainFitnessTrajectoryUnless you live in a cave, you are well aware of all the grow­ing inter­est in–and con­tro­ver­sies around–the top­ics of brain fit­ness and brain training.

A lit­tle per­spec­tive may help sep­a­rate the sig­nal from the noise. Take a minute to think about the early years of the phys­i­cal fit­ness move­ment. It took decades of con­flict­ing research and con­fus­ing media cov­er­age to finally spread the idea that daily life activ­i­ties are far from suf­fi­cient to keep us phys­i­cally fit. And, at the same time, to Read the rest of this entry »

AnthroTronix CEO Corinna Lathan to discuss 510(k) FDA clearance of its DANA neurocognitive test at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Corinna_LathanHappy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of Anthro­Tronix, will dis­cuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clear­ance of their DANA neu­rocog­ni­tive test at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28-30th), dur­ing the ses­sion Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wear­ables.

Dr. Corinna Lathan leads Anthro­Tronix, a bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing prod­uct devel­op­ment com­pany and pio­neer in mobile plat­form tech­nol­ogy. Their DANA™ prod­uct is Read the rest of this entry »

Why brain training needs to be better targeted, and more widely available

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ADHD, sub­stance abuse and con­duct dis­or­der develop from the same neu­rocog­ni­tive deficits (Med­ical Xpress):

Researchers at the Uni­ver­sity of Mon­treal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Cen­tre have traced the ori­gins of ADHD, sub­stance abuse and con­duct dis­or­der, and found that they develop from the same neu­rocog­ni­tive deficits, which in turn explains why they often occur together Read the rest of this entry »

Physical exercise as ADHD treatment: Necessary but not sufficient

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Can exer­cise reduce behav­ior prob­lems and enhance cog­ni­tion in chil­dren with ADHD?

Results from mul­ti­ple stud­ies indi­cate that exer­cise mit­i­gates aging-related declines in cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing and that it may enhance cog­ni­tive func­tion­ing in older adults. Exer­cise has also been shown to be Read the rest of this entry »

On brain development, socioeconomic status and parenting styles

wheelRich Man, Poor Man: Socioe­co­nomic Adver­sity and Brain Devel­op­ment (Cerebrum):

..While early expo­sure to addi­tional lan­guages or music may lead to ben­e­fi­cial changes in brain devel­op­ment, early adver­sity can like­wise have impor­tant but detri­men­tal effects on the brain. For exam­ple, Read the rest of this entry »

Is working memory training the priority for ADHD patients?

ADHD Attention Deficit DisorderThere are sev­eral rea­sons why it is impor­tant to develop evidence-based ADHD treat­ments in addi­tion to med­ica­tion and behav­ior therapy.

Not all chil­dren ben­e­fit from med­ica­tion, some expe­ri­ence intol­er­a­ble side effects, and many con­tinue to strug­gle despite the ben­e­fits pro­vided by med­ica­tion. Read the rest of this entry »

NIH Director’s Award Winner to speak at 2013 SharpBrains Summit

Bruce WexlerWe’re glad to announce one more excel­lent speak­er at the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, Sep­tem­ber 19-20th.

A Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chi­a­try at Yale Uni­ver­sity, Dr. Bruce Wexler won the NIH Director’s Award for high impact, high inno­va­tion, par­a­digm chang­ing med­ical research, 2012–2016. Dr. Wexler is founder and chief sci­en­tist of C8 Sci­ences, Read the rest of this entry »

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