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: Zack Lynch
— Source: Pervasive Neurotechnology — A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business
We are at the dawn of the pervasive neurotechnology age, when our everyday technologies interface with the user’s brain and mind, when developers big and small harness the latest emotional, cognitive, sensory and behavioral technologies to create radically new experiences to engage consumers and professionals worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »
Heads-up: Alvaro Fernandez, our co-founder and the editor-in-chief of SharpBrains’ latest market report, will present Pervasive Neurotechnology: The Innovation Landscape at NeuroTech SF 2016, a new industry conference exploring breakthroughs in brain monitoring, BCI, neurofeedback and stimulation.
–> To Learn More & Register, click HERE (20%-off discount code: SB20) Read the rest of this entry »
These are the 10 most popular SharpBrains resources in 2015, spanning a wide range of brain, health & neurotechnology topics and available in multiple platforms:
1. Best practices to assess and enhance brain function via mobile devices and wearables (Slidedeck)
2. Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (Slidedeck)
3. SharpBrains @ New York Public Library: Practical Advice to Keep Your Brain Sharp (YouTube video)
4. Why We Need to Retool “Use It Or Lose It”: Healthy Brain Aging (ICAA article)
5. Under what conditions does brain training work? (Slidedeck)
6. Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business (Infographic)
7. Review of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness (Scientific American blog) — The book is now available in English, Spanish, Japanese and Polish!
8. How Does a Child’s Brain Learn? (Slidedeck)
9. Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging (Generations article)
10. 25 Key References to Navigate the Brain Health and Neurotechnology Revolution ( SharpBrains article)
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, Twitter, LinkedIn and our eNewsletter.
And, if you are looking for some additional cognitive stimulation, check out these great brain teasers, games and illusions, for adults of any age!
The SharpBrains Team