By: Alvaro Fernandez
Hundreds of companies and science labs around the globe are researching the inner workings of the human brain and mind, and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier for longer.
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By: Apoorv Mathur
Last week I shared some key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health, based on my participation at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, and promised a second article more focused on the technology side of things.
Here it is 🙂
Just a few weeks after the SharpBrains Summit I also attended CES 2017. While I enjoyed the myriad emerging technologies –autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones, augmented and virtual reality headsets, voice activated everything– I was mostly struck by a firm named Halo Neuroscience. They have a fascinating wearable product, Halo Sport, claiming to accelerate gains in strength, explosiveness, endurance, and muscle memory, improving the brain’s response to athletic training. It uses tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation), essentially priming movement-related circuits of the brain to become more receptive to stimuli, helping the brain wire in the practice for improved future response.
The cutting edge of applied neuroplasticity
Both conferences allowed me to see the cutting edge of Read the rest of this entry »
Is Your iPhone Really Frying Your Brain? Five Things You Need To Know (Forbes):
“…since the announcement of the first iPhone ten years ago this week, concerns about devices turning their users into mindless drones seem to have reached a fever pitch. So is the internet really bad for your brain? Here’s what we know…”The average IQ of the population at large has been increasing every 10 years,” says Alvaro Fernandez, who runs Sharp Brains, an applied neuroscience company. “IQ is not the only thing that matters, but if something was very, very harmful for our brains, we would have already noticed it there.”
“We have to be very careful with children,” Alvaro concedes. “[Smart devices] can create an addiction if they are exposed too early. Adults also have to prevent constant distractions.”
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Congratulations to our Top 50 Finalists (Global Teacher Prize announcement):
“Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
You enjoyed the shopping and holiday season. Great!
You carefully selected one or several New Year’s Resolutions. Excellent!
Now it’s time to shift gears from resolutions to plans and realities…and there’s one thing you may have overlooked.
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