Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


Endorsements of SharpBrains’ Work

“SharpBrains’ market reports have helped us further target our coaching efforts to integrate brain fitness and upgrade our entire coaching platform. They give you the industry perspective in a thorough yet concise manner. I highly recommend them!
— Margaret Sabin, CEO of Sutter Health Partners and Vice President, New Product Development, for Sutter Health

“Many mar­ket reports pro­vide lit­tle value for the money. This new mar­ket report by Sharp­Brains is the pre­cise oppo­site. Its wealth of data and analy­sis pro­vides very valu­able strate­gic and busi­ness devel­op­ment guid­ance to orga­ni­za­tions at the fron­tier of health and well­ness.”
— Alexan­dra More­houre, VP Brand Man­age­ment, Kaiser Permanente

“SharpBrains’ mar­ket reports are a must-have for any­one track­ing, devel­op­ing or adopt­ing dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy for brain health. Sharp­Brains has done an excel­lent job ana­lyz­ing the com­pet­i­tive land­scape and indus­try trends in a way that is eas­ily digestible and action­able.”
— Zack Lynch, Founder, Neu­rotech­nol­ogy Indus­try Organization

“As our population ages the fields of physical health and brain health will naturally merge and, as this happens, a whole new field of valued added services will emerge for our members. High quality market reports such as SharpBrains’ are crucial to the success of this merger.”
— Robin Klaus, Chairman, Club One Fitness Centers

“The annual SharpBrains Summit is an impres­sive vir­tual con­vo­ca­tion of lead­ing sci­en­tists and devel­op­ers and adopters of cog­ni­tive enhance­ment tech­nol­ogy; it would be hard to match in a sin­gle phys­i­cal space.”
— Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psychology-Neuropsychology, UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neuroscience

Kudos for an excellent resource! This SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness is full of top notch information, provides practical tips and helps separate hype from hope in the brain health arena.”
— Elizabeth Edgerly, Ph.D., Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer’s Association

“The Sharp­Brains Sum­mit brings together lead­ers in all rel­e­vant cog­ni­tive fields from busi­ness to aca­d­e­mic com­mu­ni­ties, as well as pro­vid­ing a forum to address the evo­lu­tion of this emerg­ing indus­try. Because cog­ni­tive enhance­ment, fit­ness, and enter­tain­ment are rel­a­tively nascent indus­tries, it has been dif­fi­cult to use tra­di­tional bench­marks to eval­u­ate its suc­cess and growth. Sharp­Brains is quickly becom­ing the “go to” resource for inno­va­tion and busi­ness insight.“
— Stan­ley Yang, CEO, NeuroSky

“SharpBrains’ groundbreaking report provides a definitive overview of brain health innovation — an important space to watch for every tech and healthcare executive and investor. SharpBrains’ comprehensive report defines a clear scope for the market and also charts its evolution, path and key trends.”
— Tim Chang, Managing Director at The Mayfield Fund.

“An in-depth and credible market research report that provides an objective view for investors and executives looking for gaming and health opportunities in the growing “brain training” space. This report is a must-read to understand the state of the market, the players, and key trends.
— Daniel Goldman, founder of Total Entertainment Network and former executive at Posit Science Corporation.

Great exam­ple of how bring­ing sci­en­tific lead­ers and inno­va­tors together can spur thought­ful dis­cus­sion about our most vital organ – the brain. Brain sci­ence is a rapidly chang­ing field with expan­sion and devel­op­ments hap­pen­ing in small pock­ets around the world. The vir­tual sum­mit facil­i­tates the esca­la­tion of pub­lic atten­tion on brain health and informs trans­la­tion of sci­en­tific dis­cov­ery into imple­men­ta­tion.”
— Dr. San­dra Bond Chap­man, Direc­tor, Cen­ter for Brain­Health at The Uni­ver­sity of Texas at Dallas

“The annual Sharp­Brains Vrtual Sum­mit is a con­ve­nient and sur­pris­ingly com­pelling forum for catch­ing up on applied cog­ni­tive research from lead­ers in the field and for help­ing shape future brain health care.”
— Dr. Yaakov Stern, Cog­ni­tive Neu­ro­science Divi­sion Leader, Colum­bia University

“The Sharp­Brains Sum­mit pro­vides com­mon ground for prac­ti­tion­ers, sci­en­tists and indus­try lead­ers to work towards the com­mon goal of dri­ving brain health and fit­ness for­ward with a thought­ful, ana­lyt­i­cal and prac­ti­cal approach.”
— Kate Sul­li­van, Direc­tor of the Brain Fit­ness Cen­ter at Wal­ter Reed National Mil­i­tary Med­ical Center

“The 2012 Sharp­Brains Sum­mit was fan­tas­tic– it is clear that we are mov­ing into a new phase in study­ing human per­for­mance using big data. Our bod­ies are out­liv­ing our brains– what we need most now is evidence-driven design to develop appli­ca­tions to help our brains remain as strong as our bod­ies! Fan­tas­tic con­fer­ence, can’t wait for next year!”
— Sheryl Flynn PT, PhD, CEO, Blue Mar­ble Games

“The Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit is the sin­gle global point of con­tact for cog­ni­tive health inno­va­tors, high­light­ing the state-of-the-art themes in tech­nol­ogy, research and con­sumer demand.”
— Jaan Tul­viste, CEO, Cognuse

The report met and exceeded all of our expectations. The report’s clarity and factual basis was refreshing. I found it hard to put down. Our follow-up brainstorm session with Alvaro was the icing on the cake. Thank you SharpBrains for putting together such a comprehensive body of information and support to assist in the launch of our business.”
— Adam Merrifield, CFO AKM Holdings, Inc.

“This report is comprehensive to say the least. It provides an essential service for long term care organizations who want to provide mind-enhancing programs and services. There is a bewildering array of technology currently available. Few, if any, of us have the resources or expertise to sort through all the literature and marketplace to help determine what may work best for a given group of residents, as well as what is most practical from a staff implementation perspective. The State of the Market report helps sort out the strengths and capacities of these new technologies and answers some urgent questions.”
— Beverly Sanborn, Vice President of Activities and Memory Programs at Belmont Villages Senior Living.

A masterful guide to the brain training revolution. Promises to stimulate a much needed conversation that will nudge society to build a new brain fitness culture on solid, research-based, foundations.”
— P. Murali Doraiswamy MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University

“Finally, an insightful and complete overview of the science, companies and trends in the brain fitness field. A must-read for everyone offering products and services to boomers and elders.”
— Gloria Cavanaugh, former President & CEO of the American Society on Aging and founding Board member of the National Alliance for Caregiving.

“I can­not rec­om­mend the Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit highly enough. It’s a fan­tas­tic forum for knowl­edge shar­ing in the com­plex area of brain health pro­vid­ing access and dis­cus­sion with world lead­ers in the field. I found the vir­tual for­mat actu­ally enhanced the learn­ing expe­ri­ence and the short ses­sions focused the con­tent in an engag­ing way which is often lack­ing in other tra­di­tional con­fer­ence set­tings”
— David Coleiro, Part­ner, Strate­gic North