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Master the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity

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We’re looking forward to many great sessions at the virtual summit next week…this is one of our favorites, Wednesday, December 7thMaster 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

Next: Virtual reality therapies to help refine and spread mental health care

Virtual reality therapy is coming (The Washington Post):

“Technologists have called 2016 the year of virtual reality Read the rest of this entry »

BRAIN initiative: Translating brain research into valuable neurotechnologies (and vice versa)

neurotechnologyNeurotechnology: A Look Back at President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative (PLOS Blogs):

“In 2012, my former research mentor and principal investigator Rafael Yuste published a paper with his colleagues proposing the Brain Activity Map (BAM) Project. Little did we know that Read the rest of this entry »

Scientists call for regulations for brain stimulation devices sold directly to consumers

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Brain-Zapping Gadgets Need Regulation, Say Scientists and (Some) Manufacturers (IEEE Spectrum):

“Just a few years ago, the idea of electrically stimulating your brain in the comfort of your own home would have sounded pretty weird, and probably like a bad idea.

But the practice of brain-zapping—in particular, an easy-to-pull-off technique called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 SharpBrains Articles of 2015

hippocampus_brainThese are the 10 most popular articles with sharpbrains.com readers in 2015, covering everything brain-related from latest research findings to healthy living tips and emerging neurotechnologies:

1. Can you grow your hippocampus? Yes. Here’s how, and why it matters

2. To harness neuroplasticity, start with enthusiasm

brain_hands_large3. The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains

4. How learning changes your brain

5. Why you turn down the radio when you’re lost

6. 10 neu­rotech­nolo­gies about to trans­form brain enhance­ment and brain health

7. What are cognitive abilities and how to boost them?

8. 8 Tips To Remember What You Read

9. Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging

10. Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress

 

We hope you enjoy them, and share your favorites with other sharp friends and colleagues! To stay on top of new articles and resources, you can follow us via Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn and our eNewsletter.

Have a great 2016!

Alvaro Fernandez & the SharpBrains Team

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