Time for SharpBrains’ September e‑newsletter, wrapping up this month’s key brain-related news.
Our brain is at the core of everything we do, from the every-day decisions we make to the epic emotions we feel when we fall in love. And neurotechnologies–especially those that, being digital, are eminently scalable, and that, being non-invasive, pose few if any negative side-effects–are poised to become ubiquitous, pervasive…Keep reading the Preliminary Agenda of the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17–19th), which features 32 confirmed, stellar speakers so far!
- Google gets serious about brain & mental health innovation and hires NIMH Director Tom Insel
- Headspace raises $34 million to scale up meditation service and transform mind health
- New $3m European-Israeli collaboration to build brain training system and enhance football (soccer) players’ game intelligence
- Cogniciti and Johnson & Johnson Innovation partner to improve cognitive screenings for early identification of dementia
- Mobile cognitive therapies gain traction as first-line mental health intervention
- Report: Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life
- Report: 10 million people develop dementia every year
- Neonatal MRI scans of preterm children can help predict cognitive and academic problems, and guide early interventions
- Brain imaging not accurate or sensitive enough (yet) to detect Alzheimer’s disease in primary care settings
- Challenge: How to spur meaningful, targeted & safe adoption of emerging neurotechnologies
Food for thought:
- What’s in it for me: Ten critical questions to navigate media coverage of latest scientific findings
- Would Warren Buffett be a highly viable Presidential candidate?
- Smart brains in action: 17 Sustainable Develoment Goals (SDGs) To Build A Better World
Finally, a reminder to Save Your Spot for 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17–19th) — 10% discount code: sharp2015
Have a great month of October!
The SharpBrains Team