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Addressing aging-related cognitive decline via targeted training using visual sweeps: Key neurotech patent by Posit Science

visual sweeps

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,215,961

Today we are featuring a 2012 patent by Posit Science Corporation, the developer of BrainHQ cognitive training system.

U.S. Patent No. 8,215,961: Cognitive training using visual sweeps

  • Assignee(s): Posit Science Corporation
  • Inventor(s): Michael M. Merzenich, Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Stephen G. Lisberger, Henry W. Mahncke
  • Technology Category: Neurocognitive training
  • Issue Date: July 10, 2012

SharpBrains’ Take:

The background of the ‘961 patent describes the decline in cognitive function associated with aging, such as the reduced ability to comprehend and respond to stimulus. Read the rest of this entry »

Study: SOME brain training may work to promote healthy brain aging

Keep reading article Study Debunks 4 Common Myths about Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement, over at The Creativity Post.

Update: Survey of scientific, technological & market trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest digital brain health technologies, neuroscience findings and insights for  lifelong brain health and mental health.

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

 

Finally, here you are a fun brain teaser to challenge your frontal lobes.

 

We hope you enjoy all the neuro-stimulating reading 🙂

 

The SharpBrains Team

The Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) is looking for trial partners to test innovative solutions

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Do you have access to an aging population interested in pilot testing some of the most promising innovations in the aging and brain health sector?

The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) invites interested seniors’ care and other health service organizations to submit an Expression of Interest to act as a trial partner site for its Industry Innovation Partnership Program (i2p2).  Trial partners will have an opportunity to gain early access to new innovative solutions in the aging and brain health sector for testing and validation.

Note: Trial partners must be a seniors’ care or other health service organization in Canada, or a network partner of CC-ABHI in the United States. At least one of the project participants, either the applicant company or the trial partner site, must be located in Canada.

–> Learn more and apply Here.

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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 »

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