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Key take-aways from the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit


Take-aways from 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Neurotech News):

“In November (17th-19th) SharpBrains held its Virtual Summit about “Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era.” The SharpBrains Virtual Summit is, as you might guess, a virtual (online) conference…The virtual summit had it’s own division of topics for grouping the different speakers (see agenda), but I’ll break it down in a different way here. I’ll break it down into the following 4 main categories:

  • 1. Brain & Cognitive Training
  • 2. Wearables, Consumer & DIY
  • 3. Brain Health (healthcare)
  • 4. Neurotech Field & Trends

Alvaro Fernandez started the conference by reminding us that we should keep in mind not to look at the field and the market as it is today, but how it will be in couple years from now. As illustrated beautifully in Read the rest of this entry »

Under what conditions does brain training work?

Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), featuring this fantastic session:

Wednesday November 18th, 12.30 – 1.45 pm. Under what conditions does brain training work?

Despite ongo­ing con­tro­ver­sies, the evi­dence is clear: Some brain train­ing inter­ven­tions work, and some don’t. What explains the dif­fer­ence? What con­di­tions max­i­mize the prob­a­bil­ity of trans­fer into real-life ben­e­fits? Under­stand­ing these con­di­tions, as out­lined in The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, is cru­cial to sep­a­rate wheat from chaff.

  • Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder of SharpBrains
  • Dr. Bruce E. Wexler, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University
  • Dr. Glenn Morrison, Director of Clinical Trials at Lumosity
  • Dr. Roy Hamilton, Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania

–> To learn more and register, visit the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th). 10%-off promo code: sharp2015

Welcome Fitness mózgu: The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, now in Polish!



It is a pleasure to announce the publication of the Polish edition of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, by Polish Scientific Publishers (PWN), and with a beautiful and powerful cover! Read the rest of this entry »

Must-read article: Solving the Brain Fitness Puzzle Is the Key to Self-Empowered Aging



As the con­cept of brain fit­ness (or, the brain’s abil­ity to func­tion effi­ciently and effec­tively in per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life) goes main­stream, the pro­lif­er­a­tion of sci­en­tific find­ings, media reports, and com­mer­cial claims is gen­er­at­ing much noise and con­fu­sion. Know­ing what to believe and what to do presents a real-life puz­zle, lead­ing many peo­ple to Read the rest of this entry »

Now in Spanish: Cuidar la salud mental va a ser uno de los mandatos del siglo XXI

(News in English here)

Human brain illustrated with interconnected small nerves.

Este emprendedor de la neurociencia quiere entrenar tu cerebro (Servicio de Información y Noticias Científicas):

“Mientras entrevisto el economista Álvaro Fernández (Bilbao, 1973) en Washington DC (Estados Unidos) para este artículo, estoy al mismo tiempo escuchando sus respuestas, intentando que no se me olvide la siguiente pregunta, recordando que debo avisar a un amigo de que llegaré tarde… y atento a Read the rest of this entry »

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