Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Meet our Summit Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

arpfThe Alzheimer’s Research and Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion (ARPF), estab­lished in 1993, is ded­i­cat­ed to reduc­ing the inci­dence of Alzheimer’s dis­ease by con­duct­ing clin­i­cal research and pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion­al out­reach. Its mis­sion is to make avail­able infor­ma­tion, from con­ven­tion­al and com­ple­men­tary med­i­cine, that will empow­er peo­ple to build healthy brains.

FitBrains_webFit Brains is a cut­ting-edge, brain-train­ing pro­gram brought to you by Roset­ta Stone, a pre­mier learn­ing com­pa­ny with lead­ing prod­ucts used by schools, busi­ness and gov­ern­ment orga­ni­za­tions, and mil­lions of indi­vid­u­als around the world. In addi­tion to brain train­ing, Roset­ta Stone offers cours­es in 30 lan­guages, from the most com­mon­ly spo­ken (like Eng­lish, Span­ish and Man­darin) to the less promi­nent (includ­ing Swahili, Swedish and Taga­log).

Silver Sponsors

AAAFoundationThe AAA Foun­da­tion for Traf­fic Safe­ty was found­ed in 1947 by AAA to con­duct research to address grow­ing high­way safe­ty issues. The organization’s mis­sion is to iden­ti­fy traf­fic safe­ty prob­lems, fos­ter research that seeks solu­tions and dis­sem­i­nate infor­ma­tion and edu­ca­tion­al mate­ri­als.

Arrowsmith ProgramThe Arrow­smith Pro­gram, avail­able in pub­lic and pri­vate schools in the U.S., Cana­da, Aus­tralia and New Zealand is a com­pre­hen­sive suite of cog­ni­tive pro­grams for stu­dents with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties that tar­gets 19 areas of the brain that are most com­mon­ly involved in learn­ing. The pro­gram iden­ti­fies and strength­ens weak cog­ni­tive areas, for each stu­dent to work on pro­grams that are indi­vid­u­al­ly designed.

CC-ABHI_BaycrestBay­crest, ful­ly affil­i­at­ed with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, is one of the world’s pre­mier aca­d­e­m­ic health sci­ences cen­ters focused on aging, and will host the new $100m+ Cana­di­an Cen­tre for Aging and Brain Health Inno­va­tion. Bay­crest is using the pow­er of inquiry and dis­cov­ery to improve healthy aging today and in decades to come, and recent­ly helped launch spin-off com­pa­ny Cog­nic­i­ti.

Brain­Base­line is the first iPad appli­ca­tion for mea­sur­ing how well your brain works. Devel­oped by Dig­i­tal Arte­facts, a team of high­ly skilled com­put­er sci­en­tists, artists, and engi­neers, it helps users world­wide under­stand how demo­graph­ic fac­tors and leisure activ­i­ties impact over­all brain health. The app, which includes dozens of tests, can be down­loaded free on the iTunes store.

LumosityLumos­i­ty is a lead­ing brain train­ing com­pa­ny with more than 70 mil­lion mem­bers from 180 coun­tries. Found­ed in 2005 and launched in 2007, Lumos­i­ty offers more than 40 games that are designed to chal­lenge core cog­ni­tive abil­i­ties. Lumosity’s games are based on neu­ro­science, with con­tin­u­ing inde­pen­dent third-par­ty stud­ies being con­duct­ed by researchers at aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tions around the world.

Bronze Sponsors

brainHQ brain­HQ is a brain train­ing sys­tem built by Posit Sci­ence to help peo­ple be at their best through­out their lives. Under the lead­er­ship of CEO Hen­ry Mah­ncke and CSO Dr. Michael Merzenich, our team of experts designs, tests, and refines online exer­cis­es that effec­tive­ly address cog­ni­tive issues relat­ed to healthy aging as well as a broad range of oth­er con­di­tions.

Cog­niFit is a health­care com­pa­ny spe­cial­ized in brain fit­ness soft­ware. We design and devel­op com­put­er­ized cog­ni­tive assess­ments and online brain train­ing appli­ca­tions. The com­pa­ny was found­ed in 1999 by Pro­fes­sor Shlo­mo Breznitz, a world renowned cog­ni­tive psy­chol­o­gist.

Peak, found­ed by a group of indi­vid­u­als from Google, Ama­zon and EA who believe in rein­vent­ing edu­ca­tion through mobile, games and sci­ence. Lead by neu­ro­sci­en­tists and cog­ni­tive learn­ing experts, Peak devel­ops mobile apps that enables users world­wide to improve their cog­ni­tive skills for a health­i­er, sharp­er life.

Orga­ni­za­tions inter­ested in becom­ing Spon­sors can con­sult the mate­ri­als below and con­tact us.