Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health.
Finally, if you’re looking for some extra mental stimulation, don’t forget to check out our Top 25 Brain Teasers, Games and Illusions.
Have a great month of March!
The SharpBrains Team
In order to provide a better perspective into the evolution of the digital brain health industry, we are sharing some of our analysis of 50 foundational patents, as identified and discussed in the 2015 market report Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business.
We will discuss one patent a day, from older to newer by issue date. Today we are sharing a 1999 patent assigned to Scientific Learning Corporation. We hope you enjoy the peek into the future 🙂
— Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 5,927,988
U.S. Patent No. 5,927,988: Method and apparatus for training of sensory and perceptual systems in LLI subjects
- Assignee(s): Scientific Learning Corp.
- Inventor(s): William M. Jenkins, Michael M. Merzenich, Steven Lamont Miller, Bret E. Peterson, Paula Tallal
- Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training
- Issue Date: July 27, 1999
The ‘988 patent is one of Scientific Learning’s patents directed to cognitive training in the area of language improvement and speech training — an area that affects a wide number of individuals ranging from children with language disabilities to stroke victims suffering from lost neurological connections necessary for auditory communication. Employing adaptive learning techniques, the ‘988 patent provides methods that test a user’s ability to decipher words emitted via a computer speech synthesizer Read the rest of this entry »
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 »
We’re looking forward to many great sessions at the virtual summit next week…this is one of our favorites, Wednesday, December 7th — Master the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity. Four leading pioneers of applied neuroplasticity will help us navigate best practices to harness most promising non-invasive neurotechnologies, such as cognitive training, mindfulness apps, EEG and virtual/ augmented reality.
- Chair: Linda Raines, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland
- Dr. Michael Merzenich, winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
- Dr. Judson Brewer, Founder & Research Lead of Claritas Mindsciences
- Tan Le, CEO of Emotiv
- Dr. Andrea Serino, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze
Learn more & Register Here
“I know of no better resource than the annual SharpBrains Summit to explore the latest and what’s next. Excellent discussions and overall event.” – Dr. Michael P. O’Donnell, Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion
“I was impressed by the forward-looking yet practical discussion about enhancing human performance.” – Dr. Susan Jewell, President of the International Space Medicine Consortium
“A great way to gather current information on brain health from a variety of sources and to make new connections” – Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at California Pacific Medical Center
Virtual reality therapy is coming (The Washington Post):
“Technologists have called 2016 the year of virtual reality Read the rest of this entry »