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Training our brains with novelty, challenge…and videogames (20-minute panel discussion)

How Do Video Games Affect The Brain? (Huffington Post Live):

Americans play a lot of video games – that much isn’t up for dispute. But the impact on our brains is, along with the billion dollar industry that has sprung up around games, designed to make you smarter. Can “brain training” games make real change? Read the rest of this entry »

Harnessing big data and videogames to deliver personalized cognitive training

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Joe Hardy, ?VP of R&D at Lumos Labs
  • Mark Bax­ter, Head of Prod­uct (Fit­Brains) at Rosetta Stone
  • Ita­mar Lesu­isse, CEO of Peak
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization

10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies

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Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can improve the state of the world.

Throughout hundreds of panels, workshops, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to deal with climate change, how to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and dozens of other pressing topics. In addressing these issues, everyone — independent of nationality or discipline – brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing Human Brain.

During stimulating and captivating sessions we explored Read the rest of this entry »

New Summit Speakers: Thomas Insel (NIMH), Catherine Madison (CPMC), Rajiv Pant (NYT), and Mark Baxter (Rosetta Stone)

We are proud to announce four excellent additions to the quite stellar Speaker roster at the upcoming 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th):

  • Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute for Mental Health, will share his vision for a better brain health &  mental health system, and issue a call to action and innovation to get there
  • Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the new Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, will discuss how front-line professionals can improve standards of cognitive care today
  • Rajiv Pant, Chief Technology Officer at The New York Times, will chair a fascinating session on how to scale up meditation and mindfulness via wellness programs and biofeedback sensors
  • Mark Baxter, Head of Product (FitBrains) at Rosetta Stone, will show how big data and videogames can help detect subtle changes in cognition and personalize cognitive stimulation

2014_SharpBrains_Virtual_Summit_Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain Fitness—> Learn more about the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (October 28-30th). You can reg­is­ter with a 10% dis­count using pro­mo­tional code: sharp2014. Please join us!

How to harness videogames and big data to personalize cognitive training

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That will be the focus of the second session at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28-30th, 2014). We hope you can join us!

How to har­ness videogames and big data to deliver per­son­al­ized cog­ni­tive training

  • Dr. Joe Hardy, ?VP of R&D at Lumos Labs
  • Dr. Daphne Bave­lier, Head of the Bave­lier Brain & Learn­ing Lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Geneva
  • Ita­mar Lesu­isse, CEO of Peak
  • Aki Niko­laidis, NSF Fel­low at the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois Cham­paign Urbana
  • Chair: Zack Lynch, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization

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