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Harnessing virtual reality to practice meditation?



Meditating in virtual reality (Peninsula Press):

“Imagine you are on a beach in Bali practicing yoga at dawn, watching the sun rise beyond the lagoon. The image is so vivid that you almost forget you are actually sitting in an office in San Francisco, wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset. Read the rest of this entry »

Heads-up: All Session Recordings from the 2015 SharpBrains Summit Are Available Now

Optimized-2015SummitSessionsWhat a fan­tas­tic event this was — thank you to the over 200 reg­is­tered Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants in 15 coun­tries for your con­tri­bu­tions dur­ing three very stim­u­lat­ing days at the leading edge of brain health and technology!

All Session Record­ings are now avail­able: 30+ Speak­ers, 15+ Hours of Dis­cus­sion including both talks and Q&A sessions.

How to Watch the Sum­mit Record­ings:

a) If you par­tic­i­pated in the Sum­mit, you can click on any ses­sion in the Summit Agenda, and use same log-in credentials

b) If you didn’t, you can reg­is­ter and pur­chase access Here ($125)

The Neurotechnology Revolution: “The future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed yet”


On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies hosted a seminar in collaboration with SharpBrains titled, “The Neurotechnology Revolution: Market Trends & Impacts”. The seminar sought to initiate a discussion of the growing trends in funding and market development based on two recently released reports on emerging neurotechnology by Potomac Institute and SharpBrains. Read the rest of this entry »

Smart brains in action: 17 Sustainable Develoment Goals (SDGs) To Build A Better World

SDGsYou may have already seen in the news that the U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World (NPR):

“At the United Nations General Assembly this weekend in New York, U.N. member states are set to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. The goals are meant to guide development priorities around the globe over the next 15 years Read the rest of this entry »

New in soccer: Improving concussion awareness via sensing “impact headbands”

Triax Technologies Abby Wambach


High-tech headband boosts concussion detection (CBS News):

“Technology has made it possible for players to keep track of how certain hits are impacting their brains before a concussion takes them out of the game completely.

In 2013, (USA forward Abby) Wambach Read the rest of this entry »

In the news: How non-invasive neurotechnology will enhance work and life


Our new report is making the media rounds…

ReutersBrain technology patents soar as companies get inside people’s heads

From ways to eavesdrop on brains and learn what advertisements excite consumers, to devices that alleviate depression, the number of U.S. patents awarded for “neurotechnology” has soared since 2010, according to an analysis released on Wednesday.

“Neurotech has gone well beyond medicine, with non-medical corporations, often under the radar, developing neurotechnologies to enhance work and life,” Alvaro Fernandez said.

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Expo Day: BrainBaseline, HeartMath, Sleep Genius, Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

Enjoy these great pre­sen­ta­tions on emerging brain health apps and solutions, deliv­ered at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit and featuring:

  • For Dig­i­tal Arte­facts: Joan Sev­er­son, President
  • For Heart­Math: Cather­ine Calarco, Chief Mar­ket­ing Officer
  • For Sleep Genius: Colin House, CEO
  • For The Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion: Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, President

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