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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 »

Update: A Fresh Look at Enhancing Brain & Mental Health Across the Lifespan

kid brainTime for Sharp­Brains’ May 2013 e-newsletter, which fea­tures a vari­ety of arti­cles offer­ing a more opti­mistic and evidence-based approach to brain and men­tal health than cur­rent practices.

First of all, let us high­light that Sci­en­tific Amer­i­can just pub­lished an excel­lent review of our new book. The author sums it up by say­ing that “…I wish I had read this awe­some guide when I was much younger…I find the emerg­ing field of neu­ro­plas­tic­ity immensely excit­ing, and guides like this one are both hope­ful and rea­son­able.” As a reader points out, the word “awe­some” does not appear often in science-oriented publications…so we are espe­cially proud to see the book merit such treatment.

New think­ing:

New sci­ence:

New tools:

That’s it for now. Have a stim­u­lat­ing June!

The future of intuitive technology and neurocognitive care?

accelespellEnvi­sion­ing The Future With Inven­tor Cori Lathan (NPR): “Com­put­ers were cre­ated to be use­ful tools, but all too often it’s still a chore to get tech­nol­ogy to do our bidding…For exam­ple, work­ing as an engi­neer with astro­nauts at NASA, Lathan real­ized that the phys­i­cal chal­lenges of liv­ing in space in some ways mir­ror the chal­lenges of liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

Digital Brain Health vs Brain Training vs Brain Games

The Dig­i­tal Brain Health mar­ket can be bro­ken down into two main tech­nol­ogy seg­ments: Read the rest of this entry »

Can brain training reduce cancer risk?

Penn Researchers Receive Major Grant to Explore Use of Brain Train­ing To Help Peo­ple Change Behav­iors that Increase Can­cer Risk (press release):

Most peo­ple know that smok­ing, a bad diet, and phys­i­cal inac­tiv­ity can lead to cat­a­strophic per­sonal health con­se­quences, includ­ing can­cer. Yet mil­lions con­tinue to smoke, eat poorly, and fail to get enough exer­cise. A new project Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Connecting technology, healthy living, healthcare, concussions, and the Brain

Time for Sharp­Brains’ Sep­tem­ber 2012 eNewslet­ter, fea­tur­ing leading-edge research and insights to help con­nect the dots among tech­nol­ogy, healthy liv­ing, healthare, con­cus­sions, and–our protagonist–the brain.

Tech­nol­ogy & the Brain:

Healthy Liv­ing & the Brain:

Health­care & the Brain:

Con­cus­sions & the Brain:

Have a great month of October!

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