Hundreds of companies around the globe–now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook–are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier.
What explains this flurry of activity? Where may it be headed?
To help you understand what’s going on, let me highlight five key facts that emerged from the recent SharpBrains Virtual Summit:
Fact 1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, and everyone needs help
Fact 2. Lifelong neuroplasticity means all those brains can “sculpt” themselves
Fact 3. Mobile, sensing, wearable technologies, coupled with AI, provide a new platform to harness that neuroplasticity for good
Fact 4. Entrepreneurship and investments are fueling accelerated growth
Fact 5. Professionals are stepping up to help educate consumers and patients
“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed” — essayist William Gibson.
Well, then why don’t we take on that distribution challenge and appropriately spread the knowledge and the tools 🙂
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The SharpBrains Team
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
What role should community and caregivers play in brain health and mental health, and how can technology aid their efforts–for example in sharing relevant data with/ from doctors? How are we going to educate and empower everyone with essential knowledge and best practices?
- Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
- Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, Director of the Center for Digital Aging at the Davis School of Gerontology
- Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
- Dr. Neal Cohen, clinical psychologist at The Synapse System
These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).
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Experts at the leading edge of brain science and technology shared best practices to link brain health and mental health with wider priorities such as educational outcomes, workplace performance and resilience, lifelong learning, general happiness and well-being.
- Chair: Alexandra Morehouse, Chief Marketing Officer of Banner Health
- Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas
- Scott Pawson, Sr. Product Manager, New Product Lead at Pearson Clinical Assessment
- Dr. Kenneth Kosik, Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at UC-Santa Barbara
This presentation took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).
By: Alvaro Fernandez
To celebrate and help prepare for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the World Economic Forum are hosting a World Forum on Sport and Culture in Tokyo later this week.
I’ve been asked to participate in a fascinating session on Friday, October 21st, titled Your Health in a Virtual World, addressing the question How is our societal obsession with technology changing our health and well-being? Read the rest of this entry »