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May e-newsletter: MIT Solve launches Brain Health Challenge, asking “How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?”

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Time for SharpBrains’ May e-newsletter, highlighting what’s new in brain health and mental performance, and featuring a very relevant MIT initiative and a thought-provoking study on the “Cognitive Divide.”

New thinking

 

New research

 

New tools

 

Have a great month of June and, for those based in the US, a great Memorial Day weekend,

 

The SharpBrains Team

5 trends shaping the future of brain enhancement and neuropsychology

Presentation by Alvaro Fernandez at the New York Neuropsychology Group (NYNG) 2017 Annual Spring Conference.

Description: Hundreds of companies around the globe–now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook–are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier. What explains this flurry of activity, and where may it be headed? What are the opportunities and challenges for the Neuropsychologists of the Future? We will structure the conversation around five emerging and thought-provoking statements:

1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, and everyone needs help

2. Lifelong neuroplasticity means all those brains can “sculpt” themselves

3. Mobile, sensing, wearable technologies, coupled with artificial intelligence (AI), provide a new platform to harness that neuroplasticity for good

4. Entrepreneurship and investments are fueling accelerated growth

5. Professionals are stepping up to help educate consumers and patients.

To learn more, read Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright and explore these 25 Key Resources to Improve Brain Health and Mental Health.

“I am excited”: Making Stress Work for You, Instead of Against You

Image: The Yerkes-Dodson Law (YDL)

How much stress is good for you?

In 1908, Robert Mearns Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson designed an experiment that would begin to tackle the question, “How much stress is good for you?”

The researchers tracked mice to see how stress would affect their ability to learn. Simple—yet painful, because how do you stress out mice? Read the rest of this entry »

Special Offer: Learn from 100+ Brain Experts, Watch 40+ Hours at the Leading Edge

Will we soon have an “annual brain check-up”? Under what conditions may specific brain training/ enhancement methods work? Is implanting electrodes in one’s brain–as Elon Musk’s new venture just announced–the most promising way to create a brain-computer interface? How can we harness neuroplasticity to reinvent education and mental health?

Thousands of professionals know that SharpBrains’ annual virtual summit is a valuable resource to understand, navigate and apply the latest in brain health and brain enhancement. All sessions are recorded, so we have over 40 hours of recordings featuring over 100 incredible Speakers who participated in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Summits.

Now you have the opportunity to access all these session recordings at a substantial discount ($150 instead of the $465 it would cost to access them separately). This is an special promotion valid for orders placed before May 1st, 2017. (Access pass lasts for 1-year after purchase, so you’ll have plenty of time to watch sessions at your convenience)

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Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning [1], so was quite excited  to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit [2] in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.

The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. Read the rest of this entry »

About SharpBrains

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