“Siena Lending Group LLC announces the completion of a three-year $10 million credit facility for Marbles: The Brain Store (“Marbles”) to refinance their existing senior debt and to support their store growth requirements. [Read more…] about Marbles: The Brain Store secures $10MM credit to open new “brain fitness” stores
Heads-up: If you want to join 20+ confirmed world-class speakers and 100+ professionals at the forefront of brain health and applied neuroscience, please Register now and help us finalize the fascinating Summit Agenda:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
- 8:15–9:45am. The State of the Brain Fitness Movement: demographic, scientific, and market trends, explained
- 10:00–11:30am. Innovative partnerships to improve lifelong learning, brain health, and customer satisfaction
- 12.30–2pm. How to harness videogames and big data to deliver personalized cognitive training
- 3–4:30pm. Maximizing the mental health and performance of leaders, athletes…and astronauts
Heads-up: We just announced a new intelligence package aimed at education, health, gaming and technology executives and innovators.
“Many market reports provide little value for the money. This market report by SharpBrains is the precise opposite. Its wealth of data and analysis provides very valuable strategic and business development guidance to organizations at the frontier of health and wellness,” says Alexandra Morehouse, VP of Brand Management at Kaiser Permanente. [Read more…] about Brain Training and Cognitive Assessment Market Surpassed $1.3 Billion In 2013
In honor of Brain Awareness Week (March 14–20th), anyone who registers to participate in the 2011 SharpBrains Summit BEFORE MARCH 20TH will obtain a complimentary 207-page PDF copy of the full market report Transforming Brain Health with Digital Tools to Assess, Enhance and Treat Cognition Across the Lifespan — The State of the Brain Fitness Market 2010. Please note that the normal price of this report is $1,295. This report includes proprietary surveys, market data and in-depth analysis of 32 companies, 10 Innovation Case Studies prepared by 2010 Innovation Awards Winners and Finalists, and 23 Research Executive Briefs prepared by leading scientists.
This 207-page report tracks developments at over thirty public and private companies offering digital tools to assess, enhance and repair brain-based cognitive and self-regulation functions and provides important industry data, insights and analysis to help investors, executives, entrepreneurs, and policy makers navigate the opportunities and risks of this rapidly growing field. The report discusses the implications of [Read more…] about Market Report: Transforming Brain Health with Digital Tools — The State of the Brain Fitness Market 2010
Here you have the August edition of our monthly newsletter covering cognitive health and brain fitness topics. Please remember that you can subscribe to receive this Newsletter by email, using the box at the top of this page.
Scientific publication Frontiers in Neuroscience recently published a special issue on Augmenting Cognition, and invited me to contribute with an article titled Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age. Groundbreaking brain research has occurred over the last 20 years. The opportunity to improve brain health and performance is immense, but we need to ensure the marketplace matures in a rational and sustainable manner, both through healthcare and non-healthcare channels. Click Here to read my article.
In May 2009 SharpBrains published The State of the Brain Fitness Software Market 2009, the main industry report for leading organizations preparing their members, their clients, and their patients for the cognitive age. 150-pages long, the report includes a market survey with 2,000+ respondents, detailed analysis of 20+ vendors, research briefs written by 12 leading scientists and data and trends for 4 major customer segments.
Below we share the full Executive Summary of the report and announce an exclusive webinar on September 29th to discuss the State of the Market in more depth with buyers of the report.
To order the report and access both the report and the webinar, you can click Here. (Only $975 ‑a 25% discount- using Discount Code Frontiers2009 before September 28th).
State of the Market
Here you have the January edition of our monthly newsletter covering cognitive health and brain fitness topics. Please remember that you can subscribe to receive this Newsletter by email, simply by submitting your email at the top of this page.
Bird’s Eye View
Brain fitness heads towards its tipping point: How do you know when something is moving towards a Gladwellian tipping point? When health insurance companies and public policy makers launch significant initiatives. Dr. Gerard Finnemore provides a market overview, based on SharpBrains’ client webinar held last December.
Ten Reflections on Cognitive Health and Assessments: Here are 10 highlights from several stimulating January events: Symposium on Adaptive Technology for the Aging (by Arizona State University), Health Bloggers’ Summit (by Consumer Reports), Traumatic Brain Injury (by Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto), and a new Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Expert Panel organized by the city of San Francisco.
News and Events
Nintendo Brain Age vs. Crossword Puzzles: we need much public education in order to help consumers separate reality from hope from hype. Nintendo is not helping, neither is media reporting.
Collection of recent news: including training for senior fitness trainers, reports on the importance of purpose, on older driver safety, and more.
Upcoming events: I will be speaking soon at the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Society on Aging/ NCOA conference, and the Silvering Workforce Summit at the University of North Carolina. Let me know if you are attending any.
Education and Learning
Learning about Learning: an Interview with Joshua Waitzkin: Scott Barry Kaufman interviews “child prodigy” Joshua Waitzkin on The Art of Learning. Many fascinating insights, including “I think losing my first National Chess Championship was the greatest thing that ever happened to me, because it helped me avoid many of the psychological traps…(associated with being called a “child prodigy”)”.
Resources to help students build emotional intelligence: Daniel Goleman introduces educators and parents to a new book that “adds an important tool to the emotional intelligence kit: mindfulness, a moment-by-moment awareness of one’s internal state and external environment.”
Top 10 Cognitive Health and Brain Fitness Books: Here you have The 10 Most Popular Brain Fitness & Cognitive Health Books, based on book purchases by SharpBrains’ readers during 2008.
10-Question Program Evaluation Checklist: To help consumers and professionals navigate through the growing number of programs making “brain fitness” or “brain training” claims, we published last year this Evaluation Checklist. Now we are making the Checklist available as a Bookmark given recent requests by universities and conference organizers.
Brain Teaser to Exercise your Memory and Reasoning Skills: Dr. Pascale Michelon offers a stimulating teaser that not only helps exercise our brain but also educates us on how and why the same activity may exercise different brains differently — depending on where we are from.