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Know Thy­self: Well-Being and Sub­jec­tive Expe­ri­ence (Cere­brum):

Ancient Greek philoso­phers were fond of the apho­rism, “know thy­self,” inscribed above the entrance of one of the Tem­ples of Apol­lo at Del­phi. One expres­sion of this tra­di­tion, vari­ably attrib­uted to Socrates and Pla­to, is that “the unex­am­ined life is not worth liv­ing.” Anoth­er, attrib­uted to Aris­to­tle, is “to know thy­self is the begin­ning of wis­dom.” And, accord­ing to Socrates, the path to such self-knowl­edge is through inner reflec­tion, or what we now call intro­spec­tion.

Thou­sands of years lat­er, pro­fes­sions arose to help peo­ple know them­selves bet­ter Read the rest of this entry »

Update: New tools, research and insights to reinvent Brain Health and Mental Health in the Digital Age


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Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e-newslet­ter, explor­ing a range of tech­nolo­gies, sci­en­tif­ic find­ings and insights for brain health and men­tal health to bet­ter respond to the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges ahead.

Hap­py read­ing, and Hap­py Thanks­giv­ing!

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

Final­ly, we are delight­ed to announce five new excel­lent Speak­ers at the upcom­ing 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8, 2016):

  • Mary Stu­art, Senior Writer/Analyst at The MedTech Strate­gist
  • 2016sharpbrainssummit_logoDr. Andrea Seri­no, Head of Neu­ro­science at Mind­Maze
  • Lin­da Raines, CEO of the Men­tal Health Asso­ci­a­tion of Mary­land
  • Karen Olsen, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for the Future of Pub­lic Edu­ca­tion
  • David Coleiro, Part­ner at Strate­gic North

You can explore the Sum­mit Agen­da here, and Reg­is­ter here. Please con­sid­er join­ing us and help rein­vent brain health in the dig­i­tal age!

Thank­ful­ly,

The Sharp­Brains Team

Study: Disruptions in brain connectivity may explain TBI-related cognitive deficits

Drs. Dan Krawczyk and Kihwan Han review MRI scans. Credit: Center for BrainHealth, Randy Anderson

– Drs. Dan Kraw­czyk and Kih­wan Han review MRI scans. Cred­it: Cen­ter for Brain­Health, Randy Ander­son

Brain con­nec­tiv­i­ty dis­rup­tions may explain cog­ni­tive deficits in peo­ple with brain injury (UT-Dal­las release):

Cog­ni­tive impair­ment fol­low­ing a trau­mat­ic brain injury (TBI) is com­mon, often adverse­ly affect­ing qual­i­ty of life for those 1.7 mil­lion Amer­i­cans who expe­ri­ence a TBI each year. Researchers at Read the rest of this entry »

FDA clears use of EEG-based ADHD test

human-brain-biometricsFirst ADHD brain wave test approved by FDA (CBS News):

Diag­nos­ing some­one with atten­tion deficit hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der (ADHD) is often a tricky sci­ence because it relies heav­i­ly on psy­chi­atric and behav­ioral exam­i­na­tions. For the first time, the Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion has approved a device that Read the rest of this entry »

Driving with satellite navigation contributes to inattentional blindness

Satel­lite Nav­i­ga­tions Could Blind Dri­vers On Road (BioSchol­ar):

Dri­ving with a satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion can make you blind to pedes­tri­ans, because try­ing to hold an image of the screen in your mind makes you ignore what is in front of your eyes, a new study has revealed. Focus­ing on Read the rest of this entry »

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