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What will neurotechnology look like just one or two decades ahead?

Cred­it: Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham

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Will it be about a new gen­er­a­tion of portable brain scan­ners that can sig­nif­i­cant­ly low­er the price of research, like the one being devel­oped by researchers at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Not­ting­ham and Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don in the UK?

Or will it be about sophis­ti­cat­ed neur­al inter­faces, like the ones the US mil­i­tary is work­ing on, to change the ways our minds inter­act with the world around us?

Or, per­haps, will it be about inex­pen­sive, data-rich approach­es to detect pat­terns in your smart­phone usage and detect men­tal health and brain dis­or­ders in their ear­ly stages — such as what Mind­Strong HealthNeu­raMetrix and oth­ers are already doing?

–> Con­tin­ue read­ing We need to rethink neu­ro­science. And you can help us, over at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum.

Mixed reactions on the development of digital biomarkers and growth of Mindstrong Health

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(More on the pos­i­tive side, at MIT Tech­nol­o­gy Review) The smart­phone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it your­self:

There are about 45 mil­lion peo­ple in the US alone with a men­tal ill­ness, and those ill­ness­es and their cours­es of treat­ment can vary tremen­dous­ly. But there is some­thing most of those peo­ple have in com­mon: a smart­phone Read the rest of this entry »

The Luria Neuroscience Institute announces new webinar series on Executive Functions, Dementia, TBI, Creativity and more

Hap­py to share that the Luria Neu­ro­science Insti­tute, an esteemed Part­ner of the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, is host­ing a new webi­nar series aimed at bet­ter equip­ping pro­fes­sion­als help­ing those with men­tal health and with brain and brain dis­or­ders.

Dates and top­ics: Read the rest of this entry »

MIT Solve launches Brain Health Challenge: How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?

As a Judge and mem­ber of the Challenge’s Lead­er­ship Team, let me share some rel­e­vant news for sharp brains world­wide: MIT Solve (a recent MIT off­shoot to iden­ti­fy and accel­er­ate scal­able social solu­tions) has just launched a Brain Health Chal­lenge to address the key ques­tion: How can every per­son improve their brain health and men­tal resilience?

Sum­ma­ry: Brain and men­tal well-being are crit­i­cal to the health and hap­pi­ness of the 7.5 bil­lion peo­ple who inhab­it our plan­et. The way we feel, solve prob­lems, and inter­act with one anoth­er all depend on the health of our brains. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, Read the rest of this entry »

Elon Musk to pioneer new Inner Space Frontier via Neuralink “neural lace” technology

Elon Musk Launch­es Neu­ralink to Con­nect Brains With Com­put­ers (The Wall Street Jour­nal):

Build­ing a mass-mar­ket elec­tric vehi­cle and col­o­niz­ing Mars aren’t ambi­tious enough for Elon Musk. The bil­lion­aire entre­pre­neur now wants to merge com­put­ers with human brains to help peo­ple keep up with machines. Read the rest of this entry »

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