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Trend: Consumers experiment with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with no regulatory oversight

-- DIY tDCS device: Four 9-volt batteries and sticky self-adhesive electrodes, connected by a circuit board. Courtesy of Matt Herich

— DIY tDCS device: Four 9-volt batteries and sticky self-adhesive electrodes, connected by a circuit board. Courtesy of Matt Herich

Students Zap Their Brains For a Boost, For Better Or Worse (NPR):

“Last October, Matt Herich was listening to the news while he drove door to door delivering pizzas. A story came on the radio about a technology that sends an electric current through your brain to possibly make you better at Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

ANNOUNCEMENT: Initial Speakers for 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Dec. 6-8th) — Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

2016sharpbrainssummit_logoWe’re thrilled to announce the first round of speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th). More to come…stay tuned! (and register soon to benefit from early-bird rates)

We can’t wait to discuss the latest work and insights from…

  • Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization
  • Alvaro Fernandez, CEO of SharpBrains
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Medical Psychology & Neuropsychology at UCLA
  • Dr. Brian Iacoviello, Director of Scientific Affairs at Click Therapeutics
  • Charlie Hartwell, Operating Partner at The Bridge Builders Collaborative
  • Derek Luke, CEO of InteraXon
  • Dr. Eddie Martucci, CEO of Akili Interactive Labs
  • Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, Director of the Center for Digital Aging at the Davis School of Gerontology
  • Jessica Poulin, Managing Director of the Arrowsmith Program
  • Dr. Kenneth Kosik, Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at UC-Santa Barbara
  • Margaret Moore, Co-Founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital
  • Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
  • Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Rita Carter, Science writer and BBC Contributor
  • Ruth Poliakine Baruchi, CEO of MyndYou
  • Dr. Sarah Banks, Head of Neuropsychology at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
  • Dr. Tej Tadi, CEO of MindMaze

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 »

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