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Digital brain health goes global: Savonix raises $5.1 million to commercialize mobile neurocognitive assessment in the US, China and Japan

Savonix gets $5.1M to advance digital neurocognitive assessment (MobiHealth News):

“San Francisco-based Savonix, maker of an app for neurocognitive assessment, has raised $5.1 million in a new round of funding. DigiTx Partners led the round with additional contribution from ReThink Impact. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Key Facts To Harness Brain Plasticity And Prolong Brain Health

In honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, let’s discuss 10 Key Facts To Harness Brain Plasticity And Prolong Brain Health (HuffPost):

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so let me share 10 Key Facts to harness brain plasticity & prolong brain health that come from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to prepare the book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Improve Brain Health and Performance at Any Age:

1. Genes do not determine the fate of our brains (not even the infamous APOE4). Thanks to lifelong neuroplasticity, our lifestyles are as important as our genes-if not even more important- in determining how our brains grow and our minds evolve.

Keep reading article over at HuffPost

Study combines neuroimaging with machine learning to predict, with 96% accuracy, whether high-risk 6-month-old babies will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age 2

Researchers use brain imaging and machine learning to predict which high-risk infants will develop autism. Credit: Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities.

A Single Brain Scan Has Been Used to Accurately Predict Autism at Just 6 Months Old (Science alert)

“Researchers have used brain scans and artificial intelligence to spot differences in how key areas of infant brains synchronise, allowing them to accurately predict which babies would develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as a toddler…The research, led by scientists from the University of North Carolina at  Chapel Hill and Washington University, comes hot on the heels of an earlier study that used two scans taken at 6 and 12 months to make a similar prediction.

Not only has this new method reduced the number of scans required to make the Read the rest of this entry »

Save the Date for 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5-7th, 2017)

The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th, 2017) will feature over thirty of the world’s top experts and innovators working on ways to reinvent Brain Enhancement in light of emerging Neuroscience and Digital Technologies.

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In honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, let’s discuss 10 Key Facts To Harness Brain Plasticity And Prolong Brain Health

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so let me share 10 Key Facts to harness brain plasticity & prolong brain health that come from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to Read the rest of this entry »

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