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When flying to Mars, make sure to monitor and enhance brain function (radiation exposure can hurt performance)

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Could a trip to Mars fry astro­nauts’ brains? (The Wash­ing­ton Post):

Brain dam­age. Mem­ory dete­ri­o­ra­tion. Intel­li­gence loss. This could be your brain on a trip to Mars…The find­ing, pub­lished in the open-source jour­nal Sci­ence Advances this month, could throw a wrench in the many ambi­tious mis­sions aimed at Read the rest of this entry »

Digital health–with a brain twist–sees increased military adoption

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Mobile mashup: The military’s pro­lif­er­at­ing mix of smart­phones and tablets (Defense Systems):

Smart­phones and tablets are rapidly mak­ing their way into mil­i­tary oper­a­tions, trim­ming costs and giv­ing warfight­ers tightly focused capa­bil­i­ties. But these ben­e­fits raise a host of chal­lenges, rang­ing from secu­rity and the need for ruggedi­za­tion, to require­ments for Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Tools to detect and treat “chemo brain” symptoms common in around 35% of breast cancer survivors

fog brainUCLA study reveals treat­ment for women with breast can­cer suf­fer­ing cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties (HealthCanal):

UCLA researchers have devel­oped a pro­gram that could improve the day-to-day lives of women with breast can­cer by address­ing post-treatment cog­ni­tive dif­fi­cul­ties, some­times known as “chemo brain,” which can affect up to 35 per­cent of women after their treat­ments Read the rest of this entry »

Expanding the brain health toolkit with mobile neurobehavioral tests — aka a “brain thermometer”?

thermometersArmy touts ‘brain ther­mome­ter’ as front-line tool (Army Times):

Army medics will soon use what’s been dubbed a “brain ther­mome­ter”: a mobile phone appli­ca­tion that can, within min­utes, pro­vide health pro­fes­sion­als data to help diag­nose and mea­sure a soldier’s injuries…

The Defense Auto­mated Neu­robe­hav­ioral Assess­ment, pro­duced by Anthro­Tronix, includes Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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