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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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