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10 favorite moments from the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit/ Recordings are Available

Whew.

What a rich and cut­ting-edge 3‑day con­ver­sa­tion last week on the future of brain health and brain enhance­ment.

We enjoyed dozens of fas­ci­nat­ing insights and moments — here’s a sam­ple of our favorites:

1. That mas­ter­ful 40-minute overview by Dr. Tom Insel on the past, present and future of men­tal health

2. Dis­cussing with Akil­i’s Eddie Mar­tuc­ci the FDA impli­ca­tions from the sig­nif­i­cant research find­ings released just the day before

3. Explor­ing the rev­o­lu­tion in brain health assess­ments, as cov­ered in the arti­cle Firms Race to Find New Ways to Scan Brain Health at Web­MD

4. Dis­cov­er­ing the lat­est in EEG, vir­tu­al reality/ aug­ment­ed real­i­ty, and pho­to­bio­mod­u­la­tion with experts at UCSF, Emo­tiv, Stan­ford, AUG­MEN­Tx ad VieLight

5. Pre­view­ing why Lumos­i­ty is get­ting into Mind­ful­ness  Read the rest of this entry »

10 Solvers selected @ MIT Solve’s Brain Health Challenge

Win­ners of the 2017 Brain Health Chal­lenge by MIT Solve, select­ed on Sep­tem­ber 17th, 2017

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Yes­ter­day, after a day of great pitch­es and tough deci­sions, the Judges @ MIT Solve’s Brain Health Chal­lenge select­ed 10 Win­ners (called “Solvers”) devel­op­ing scal­able tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions that Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) meet brain scanning and human enhancement

Face­book, Apple and the Com­ing Aug­ment­ed Real­i­ty Land Grab (Vari­ety):

Two new reports sug­gest that two of Sil­i­con Valley’s biggest com­pa­nies are secret­ly work­ing on aug­ment­ed real­i­ty (AR) tech­nol­o­gy. It may take some time before Apple is going to reveal its efforts in the space, but Face­book may give us a glance at its AR research as ear­ly as next month Read the rest of this entry »

Mastering the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity: Cognitive training, mindfulness apps, EEG and virtual/ augmented reality

Mas­ter the dig­i­tal toolk­it to har­ness life­long neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty from Sharp­Brains

Four lead­ing pio­neers of applied neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty helped us nav­i­gate best prac­tices to har­ness most promis­ing non-inva­sive neu­rotech­nolo­gies, such as cog­ni­tive train­ing, mind­ful­ness apps, EEG and virtual/ aug­ment­ed real­i­ty.

  • Chair: Lin­da Raines, CEO of the Men­tal Health Asso­ci­a­tion of Mary­land
  • Dr. Michael Merzenich, win­ner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neu­ro­science
  • Dr. Jud­son Brew­er, Founder & Research Lead of Clar­i­tas Mind­sciences
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emo­tiv
  • Dr. Andrea Seri­no, Head of Neu­ro­science at Mind­Maze

This pre­sen­ta­tion took place at the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016).

Master the digital toolkit to harness lifelong neuroplasticity

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We’re look­ing for­ward to many great ses­sions at the vir­tu­al sum­mit next week…this is one of our favorites, Wednes­day, Decem­ber 7thMas­ter the dig­i­tal toolk­it to har­ness life­long neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty. Four lead­ing pio­neers of applied neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty will help us nav­i­gate best prac­tices to har­ness most promis­ing non-inva­sive neu­rotech­nolo­gies, such as cog­ni­tive train­ing, mind­ful­ness apps, EEG and virtual/ aug­ment­ed real­i­ty.

  • Chair: Lin­da Raines, CEO of the Men­tal Health Asso­ci­a­tion of Mary­land
  • Dr. Michael Merzenich, win­ner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neu­ro­science
  • Dr. Jud­son Brew­er, Founder & Research Lead of Clar­i­tas Mind­sciences
  • Tan Le, CEO of Emo­tiv
  • Dr. Andrea Seri­no, Head of Neu­ro­science at Mind­Maze

Learn more & Reg­is­ter Here

I know of no bet­ter resource than the annu­al Sharp­Brains Sum­mit to explore the lat­est and what’s next. Excel­lent dis­cus­sions and over­all event.”  - Dr. Michael P. O’Don­nell,  Edi­tor-In-Chief of the Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Health Pro­mo­tion

I was impressed by the for­ward-look­ing yet prac­ti­cal dis­cus­sion about enhanc­ing human per­for­mance.” - Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Con­sor­tium

A great way to gath­er cur­rent infor­ma­tion on brain health from a vari­ety of sources and to make new con­nec­tions” - Dr. Cather­ine Madi­son, Direc­tor of the Ray Dol­by Brain Health Cen­ter at Cal­i­for­nia Pacif­ic Med­ical Cen­ter

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