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Next: Brain modelling platforms, such as Baycrest’s Virtual Brain, to accelerate brain health innovation

brain_modellingA Vir­tu­al Brain – The Ben­e­fits of Brain Mod­el­ling (Brain Blog­ger):

Brain Blog­ger recent­ly dis­cov­ered that sci­en­tists are poised to deliv­er the first vir­tu­al sim­u­la­tion of the human brain from a tru­ly fas­ci­nat­ing talk by Dr. Randy McIn­tosh, Vicepres­i­dent of Research and Direc­tor of Baycrest’s Rot­man Research Insti­tute, pre­sent­ed at Read the rest of this entry »

Upgrading Education and Health in light of Neuroscience: The Frontier of Gaming?

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We had a great event last Thurs­day in Lon­don to dis­cuss the future of applied neu­ro­science and gam­ing. Thank you, Brainbow/ Peak team, for host­ing us, and Strate­gic North for help­ing pro­mote it! Read the rest of this entry »

New WHO Report: Global dementia cases expected to exceed 115 million by 2050

Descrip­tion: “The report “Demen­tia: a pub­lic health pri­or­i­ty” has been joint­ly devel­oped by WHO and Alzheimer’s Dis­ease Inter­na­tion­al. The pur­pose of this report is to raise aware­ness of demen­tia as a pub­lic health pri­or­i­ty, to artic­u­late a pub­lic health approach and to advo­cate for action at inter­na­tion­al and nation­al lev­els.

Demen­tia is a syn­drome that affects mem­o­ry, think­ing, behav­iour and abil­i­ty to per­form every­day activ­i­ties. The num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing with demen­tia world­wide is cur­rent­ly esti­mat­ed at Read the rest of this entry »

Training Young Brains to Behave

Great arti­cle in the New York Times titled Train­ing Young Brains to Behave. A cou­ple of quotes:

- “But just as biol­o­gy shapes behav­ior, so behav­ior can accel­er­ate biol­o­gy. And a small group of edu­ca­tion­al and cog­ni­tive sci­en­tists now say that men­tal exer­cis­es of a cer­tain kind can teach chil­dren to become more self-pos­sessed at ear­li­er ages, reduc­ing stress lev­els at home and improv­ing their expe­ri­ence in school. Researchers can test this abil­i­ty, which they call exec­u­tive func­tion, and they say it is more strong­ly asso­ci­at­ed with school suc­cess than I.Q.”

- “We know that the pre­frontal cor­tex is not ful­ly devel­oped until the 20s, and some peo­ple will ask, Read the rest of this entry »

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