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Why “Untrained Brains Are A Bit Like Puppies,” And How To Put Together the Building Blocks of a Smarter, Happier Mind

As a child, I was convinced that my dad just went to work to play. My father was a neuroscientist at Baylor University, and his office was full of brightly colored blocks to test intelligence, books by MC Escher to study perception, and even a soundproof room covered in blue foam that I thought was for gymnastics Read the rest of this entry »

How Artificial Intelligence (AI) enables truly Personalized Health: tracing behaviors and deep patterns

sanjivrai_faceDear colleague,

We are proud to add a new pioneering perspective to the already impressive Speaker Roster at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th).

Sanjiv Rai, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and founder of Genic.ai, will discuss How Artificial Intelligence (AI) enables truly Personalized Health: tracing behaviors and deep patterns. You should know that his firm’s artificial intelligence system, while originally designed to improve healthcare, has accurately predicted Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Mindful meditation works. Now, how to navigate the most popular options?

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Many beginner meditators, myself included, start out with a mindful breathing meditation: one breath in, one breath out, the mind wanders, you bring it back.

Armed with an app guiding me through Read the rest of this entry »

Brain hacking study: Train your cingulate cortex to reduce bias and regulate emotions

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Don’t Like Their Faces? Train Your Brain to Feel More Positive (IEEE Spectrum):

“Like it or not, we often have positive or negative feelings about a total stranger based solely on the looks of his or her face…Last week, researchers described, in the journal PLOS Biology, a brain training system that Read the rest of this entry »

7 ways in which the Human Connectome Project is moving the brain research needle

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The Human Connectome Project: Progress and Prospects (Cerebrum):

“Understanding the human brain in health and disease represents a grand scientific challenge for the 21st century and beyond. How does a collection of 90 billion neurons interconnected by 150 trillion synapses give rise to the extraordinary capabilities of human behavior and the amazing diversity of talents among the billions of people populating our earth?” Keep reading The Human Connectome Project: Progress and Prospects over at the Dana Foundation website.

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