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Monthly e-newsletter: Do you actually like that song or do you merely think you do?

Time for Sharp­Brains’ Novem­ber e-newslet­ter, explor­ing the fron­tiers in applied brain sci­ence and start­ing this time with a fas­ci­nat­ing study and ini­tia­tive.

New thinking

Emerging toolkit for brain health & enhancement:

News about the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th):

– Judg­ing Pan­el for the Brain­no­va­tions Pitch Con­test


Have a great month of December…and see many of you at the vir­tu­al sum­mit next week!

With 210 par­tic­i­pants reg­is­tered so far–and many already intro­duc­ing each oth­er via our pri­vate LinkedIn group–we know it’s going to be fun and worth­while 🙂

The Sharp­Brains Team

Survey: Parents view Exercise as more effective than Prescription Medications to treat children with ADHD

Con­sid­er how research sup­port for ADHD treat­ments are typ­i­cal­ly estab­lished. The ‘gold-stan­dard’ approach would be a ran­dom­ized-con­trolled tri­al in which chil­dren with ADHD are ran­dom­ly assigned to the treat­ment or con­trol group. The treat­ment, what­ev­er it hap­pens to be, would be care­ful­ly imple­ment­ed in a research-based pro­to­col. If pos­si­ble Read the rest of this entry »

Update: The Neurotech Revolution Could Lead To ‘Frankenstein’ Brains. Here’s How We Avoid It


Time for Sharp­Brains’ August e-newslet­ter, this time start­ing with a con­ver­sa­tion whose time has come…

New thinking:

Year 2030, your col­lege-age daugh­ter, who has nor­mal hear­ing, has been pound­ing on you to get the lat­est hear­ing aid that allows one to can­cel out noise on demand, ampli­fy select­ed ambi­ent con­ver­sa­tions at will, and can eas­i­ly con­nect to the music store. Should you buy one for her? Maybe you should buy one not only for her, but also for you as you enter your 60s? Keep read­ing The Neu­rotech Rev­o­lu­tion Could Lead To ‘Franken­stein’ Brains. Here’s How We Avoid It

New research:

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Upcoming events (and discount codes):


Have a great Sep­tem­ber!


The Sharp­Brains Team

Studies reinforce the critical importance of ADHD treatment monitoring


As the new school year approach­es, let me high­light the essen­tial val­ue of ADHD treat­ment mon­i­tor­ing. Even when a child’s treat­ment has been going well, response to treat­ment can change over time. This is true for med­ica­tion treat­ment, or any oth­er treat­ment a child is receiv­ing. By reg­u­lar­ly mon­i­tor­ing how a child is doing at school, par­ents and pro­fes­sion­als are alert­ed Read the rest of this entry »

E-Newsletter: Neuroimaging + machine learning can 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.


Time for Sharp­Brains’ June e-newslet­ter, fea­tur­ing fas­ci­nat­ing sci­en­tif­ic find­ings, promis­ing assess­ments, ther­a­pies and brain health mon­i­tor­ing tools…and some fun opti­cal illu­sions 🙂

New research

New tools

New thinking

Upcoming Events


Final­ly, you may want to Test your Brain and Mind with these 9 Clas­sic Opti­cal Illu­sions 🙂


Have a great sum­mer!

The Sharp­Brains Team

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