By: Alvaro Fernandez
Unless 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 »
Happy 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 »
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 »
By: Dr. David Rabiner
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 »
Rich 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 »
By: Dr. David Rabiner
There 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 »
We’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 »