Beyond the US College student’s Brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age

Please con­sid­er join­ing us at Sharp­Brains’ upcom­ing vir­tu­al con­fer­ence (Novem­ber 17–19th). Day 2 will start with this fan­tas­tic session:

Wednesday November 18th, 8.15 — 9.45 am. Beyond the US college student’s brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age.

Researchers and inno­va­tors in North Amer­i­ca, Europe and India will explore the fron­tiers in applied research across the lifes­pan, from chil­dren to younger and old­er adults, help­ing make the case for tru­ly per­son­al­ized (or at least cus­tomized) brain devel­op­ment and brain health.

  • Chair: Dr. Olivi­er Oul­li­er, Pro­fes­sor of Behav­ioral and Brain Sci­ences at Aix-Mar­seille University
  • Eduar­do Briceño, CEO of Mind­set Works
  • Anu Acharya, Founder and CEO of Map My Genome
  • Tara Thi­a­gara­jan, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Madu­ra Microfinance
  • Dr. Miia Kivipel­to, Head of Clin­i­cal Tri­als at the Mem­o­ry Clin­ic, Karolin­s­ka Uni­ver­si­ty; PI of the FINGER study.

You can check out their bios below.

–> To learn more and reg­is­ter, vis­it the 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Mon­i­tor­ing & Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Era (Novem­ber 17–19th). 10%-off pro­mo code: sharp2015


Speaker Bios:


Chair: Dr. Olivier Oullier, Pro­fes­sor of Behav­ioral and Brain Sci­ences at Aix-Marseille University

Olivi­er Oul­lier, PhD, is a full pro­fes­sor of behav­ioral and brain sci­ences at Aix-Mar­seille Uni­ver­sity and a research asso­ciate at the Cen­ter for Com­plex Sys­tems and Brain Sci­ences. His research focused on social coor­di­na­tion dynam­ics, con­ta­gion and neu­roe­co­nom­ics, and he led the “Neu­ro­science and pub­lic pol­icy” pro­gram, charged with eval­u­at­ing the ben­e­fits of insights from psy­chol­ogy, behav­ioral eco­nom­ics, com­plex sys­tems and neu­ro­science in design­ing more effi­cient strate­gies to improve people’s health and well-being. In 2011, the World Eco­nomic Forum named Dr. Oul­lier a Young Glob­al Leader and the vice-chair of its Glob­al Agen­da Coun­cil on Neu­ro­science and Behavior.


Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works

Eduar­do is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mind­set Works, which he start­ed with Car­ol Dweck, Lisa Black­well and oth­ers, to help peo­ple devel­op as moti­vated and effec­tive learn­ers. Pri­or to Mind­set Works, Eduar­do was an Edu­ca­tion Pio­neers Fel­low at New Lead­ers, a Prin­ci­pal with the Sprout Group,and an ana­lyst with Don­ald­son, Lufkin & Jen­rette. Eduar­do holds MBA and M.A. in Edu­ca­tion degrees from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity, and bachelor’s degrees in Eco­nom­ics and in Engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of Pennsylvania.


Anu Acharya, Founder and CEO of Map My Genome

Anu is the CEO at Map My Genome, which just won the Inno­v­a­tive Health­care Start­up award at the 2015 VCcir­cle Health­care Awards. A mol­e­c­u­lar diag­nos­tics com­pany for peo­ple who are proac­tive about their health, Map My Genome offers prog­nos­tics and diag­nos­tics tests, and also dis­trib­utes dig­i­tal brain health solu­tions in India. Anu was named a Young Glob­al Leader by the World Eco­nomic Forum (WEF) and serves on the WEF’s Glob­al Agen­da Coun­cil as a mem­ber of the Per­son­al­ized and Pre­ci­sion Med­i­cine. Trained at pre­mier insti­tu­tions such as the IIT Kharag­pur, India (IIT) and Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois, she has been award­ed sev­eral awards by Red Her­ring Mag­a­zine, Biospec­trum, and oth­ers. Acharya has been a past Pres­i­dent of the Hyder­abad chap­ter of the Entre­pre­neurs Orga­ni­za­tion and cur­rently serves on the Board of ABLE, Ivy­Cap Ven­tures and Action for India.


Tara Thiagarajan, Managing Director of Madura Microfinance

Tara’s inter­est lies in under­stand­ing large-scale human sys­tems for the pur­pose of devel­op­ing scal­able, for-prof­it solu­tions that dri­ve progress. She has a BA in Math­e­mat­ics from Bran­deis Uni­ver­sity, an MBA from the Kel­logg School of Man­age­ment at North­west­ern„ and a Ph.D. in Neu­ro­science from Stan­ford Uni­ver­sity. She did her post­doc­toral research in neur­al net­work behav­iour at the Sec­tion for Crit­i­cal Brain Dynam­ics at the NIH and is a vis­it­ing sci­en­tist at Nation­al Cen­tre for Bio­log­i­cal Sci­ences.. She is also an Advi­sory Group Mem­ber at Ashoka Changemakers.


Dr. Miia Kivipelto, Head of Clinical Trials at the Memory Clinic, Karolinska University; PI of the FINGER study.

Miia Kivipel­to is pro­fes­sor of Clin­i­cal Geri­atric Epi­demi­ol­ogy at Karolin­ska Insti­tutet and a senior geri­a­tri­cian at the Karolin­ska Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal. Miia is prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tor for the pop­u­la­tion-based study Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Risk Fac­tors, Aging and Demen­tia (CAIDE) and the Finnish Geri­atric Inter­ven­tion Study to Pre­vent Cog­ni­tive Impair­ment and Dis­abil­ity (FINGER), one of the first mul­ti-domain inter­ven­tion stud­ies in the world aimed at pre­vent­ing or post­pon­ing demen­tia. She is also part of a Europe’s first-ever Euro­pean Demen­tia Pre­ven­tion Ini­tia­tive (EDPI). Miia has received mul­ti­ple awards includ­ing Junior Cham­ber Inter­na­tional: Ten Out­stand­ing Young Per­sons of the World 2011 and the Acad­emy of Fin­land Award for Social Impact 2009.

English About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS is an independent think-tank and consulting firm providing services at the frontier of applied neuroscience, health, leadership and innovation.

English About SharpBrains

SHARPBRAINS es un think-tank y consultoría independiente proporcionando servicios para la neurociencia aplicada, salud, liderazgo e innovación.

Top Articles on Brain Health and Neuroplasticity

Top 10 Brain Teasers and Illusions


Subscribe to our e-newsletter

* indicates required

Got the book?