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Neuroleadership, Human Capital and Technology in Washington, DC next week

washingtonHeads-up: Alvaro Fer­nan­dez will speak at the 2013 Neu­rolead­er­ship Sum­mit tak­ing place next week in Wash­ing­ton, DC, with an over­all theme of “The Neu­ro­science of Lead­er­ship Effec­tive­ness.” His ses­sion is titled Tech­nol­ogy Solu­tions and promises to spark stim­u­lat­ing con­ver­sa­tions: Read the rest of this entry »

Preliminary agenda for the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

2013 SharpBrains SummitReg­is­ter now to par­tic­i­pate in the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th, 2013) and see what these impres­sive speak­ers have to say about these key open ques­tions – How can neuroscience-based inno­va­tion enhance behav­ioral and brain health?

We are proud to bring to the table  25+ inno­va­tors at the inter­sec­tion of brain, health and tech­nol­ogy, includ­ing sci­en­tists involved in the Human Brain Project, pio­neers at large insur­ance and tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies, and a vari­ety of thought-leaders and prac­ti­tion­ers. By order of appear­ance in the pre­lim­i­nary Agenda, they are:

  • Hilal Lashuel, Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor at the Swiss Fed­eral Insti­tute of Technology-Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Patrick Aebis­cher, Pres­i­dent of École Poly­tech­nique Fédérale de Lau­sanne (EPFL)
  • Andrew Lee, Vice Pres­i­dent at Aetna
  • Louise Mur­phy, Head of Aetna Behav­ioral Health
  • Evian Gor­don, Exec­u­tive Chair­man of Brain Resource Read the rest of this entry »

Change your brain trajectory: Investing in our brains in new ways

Yi-TanTech­nol­ogy and inno­va­tion expert Jerry Michal­ski hosted on May 6th a great  Yi-Tan Con­ver­sa­tion  titled Change Your Brain Tra­jec­tory,  dis­cussing the new book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age with co-author Alvaro Fer­nan­dez.

–> You can lis­ten to the 16-minute sum­mary HERE

Descrip­tion: We occa­sion­ally take excur­sions into our gray mat­ter. Read the rest of this entry »

Brains shape technology as technology shapes brains

Is Your Brain Being Wired By Tech­nol­ogy? (Cen­ter for Brain­Health at UT-Dallas):

…Research shows we are exposed to three times more infor­ma­tion today as com­pared to four decades ago. This infor­ma­tion over­load leads to more mul­ti­task­ing and forces us to push our brain to do things it was not built to do. Tech­nol­ogy is allow­ing us, push­ing us to Read the rest of this entry »

Invitation for SharpBrains Summit Participants to Comment on Meeting Report and Join Council

Over 50 insight­ful and fun mem­bers of the world­wide Sharp­Brains com­mu­nity had the oppor­tu­nity to gather in DC, New York and San Fran­cisco last month in order to meet in per­son –often for the first time!- and to dis­cuss next steps to drive mean­ing­ful inno­va­tion in the brain health and fit­ness space.

It is our plea­sure to invite Sharp­Brains Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants to con­tribute to, and to learn from, this grow­ing net­work, by ask­ing them to please: Read the rest of this entry »

Reminder: Q&A Today with Alvaro Fernandez, co-author of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness

Reminder:—> Join Live Q&A with Alvaro Fer­nan­dez by click­ing HERE, today Novem­ber 15th at 11am Pacific Time/ 2pm East­ern Time. Chat about the present and future of cog­ni­tion, learn­ing, brain train­ing, tech­nol­ogy and more with Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, co-founder of SharpBrains.com and co-author of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness. You can also learn more about the Brain Fit­ness Q&A Series.

Technology Innovation to Enhance Wellbeing: New Model eHealth Community

Front Porch Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy Inno­va­tion and Well­be­ing Receives Grant for the Model eHealth Com­mu­nity for Aging (press release):

- ” The Front Porch Cen­ter for Tech­nol­ogy Inno­va­tion and Well­be­ing (Front Porch Cen­ter), a 501©(3) founded on the belief that tech­nol­ogy inno­va­tion plays a vital role in enhanc­ing well­be­ing, was awarded eHealth equip­ment val­ued at approx­i­mately $207,000 through the Model eHealth Com­mu­ni­ties ini­tia­tive at UC Davis Health Sys­tem and the Read the rest of this entry »

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