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The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds Neurotechnology Hubs and innovative tools to advance research on Brain & Behavior

 

— Cornell University neuroscientist Chris Xu will study how brains produce behavior in species across a range of sizes.

NSF issues awards to advance a national research infrastructure for neuroscience (press release by the National Science Foundation):

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) awards to aid the research community as it pursues one of its grandest challenges: understanding the brain.

These projects will support the development of innovative, accessible and shared capabilities and resources, as well as theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance neuroscience research Read the rest of this entry »

Mental Health Innovation and Dr. Tom Insel: from the NIMH to Google/ Verily Life Sciences to Startup Mindstrong

Former Alphabet exec is working on an idea to detect mental health disorders by how you type on your phone (CNBC):

“Can a smartphone detect whether a user is suicidal or depressed?

That’s the promise of an exploding number of mental health entrepreneurs, who are exploring opportunities to monitor users’ smartphone behavior to detect a variety of symptoms — all with their consent. Read the rest of this entry »

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?

mindfulness class—–

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 »

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