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Meet six MIT Brain Health Solvers at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th)

 

Win­ners of 2017 Brain Health Chal­lenge by MIT Solve, select­ed on Sep­tem­ber 17th, 2017

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We are proud to announce that, fur­ther­ing our col­lab­o­ra­tion with MIT Solve Brain Health Chal­lenge, six MIT Solve Win­ners will par­tic­i­pate at the upcom­ing 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit.

Two of them will speak and share their insights and chal­lenges will all Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants: Read the rest of this entry »

Final days to submit scalable & non-pharmacological Brain Health proposals to MIT Solve’s Brain Health Challenge

Insuf­fi­cient brain health­care is one of the most per­va­sive and mul­ti-faceted prob­lems our world faces today. From the young to the old, the rich to the poor, those liv­ing in dense cities to iso­lat­ed farm­lands, any­one can be affect­ed by brain health prob­lems. Yet, cur­rent solu­tions to this prob­lem are lim­it­ed. While some inno­va­tions have made sig­nif­i­cant strides towards improved brain health, there is a press­ing need for stronger pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of cog­ni­tive health­care and more proac­tive inno­va­tion towards pre­ven­ta­tive treat­ments. Read the rest of this entry »

Applying to MIT Solve? Here are 4 Ways, and 20 Resources, to Upgrade Brain Health in the Digital Age

Insuf­fi­cient brain health­care is one of the most per­va­sive and mul­ti-faceted prob­lems our world faces today. From the young to the old, the rich to the poor, those liv­ing in dense cities to iso­lat­ed farm­lands, any­one can be affect­ed by brain health prob­lems. Yet, cur­rent solu­tions to this prob­lem are lim­it­ed. While some inno­va­tions have made sig­nif­i­cant strides towards improved brain health, there is a press­ing need for stronger pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of cog­ni­tive health­care and more proac­tive inno­va­tion towards pre­ven­ta­tive treat­ments.

Here’s what the new MIT Solve 2017 Glob­al Chal­lenge says about brain health:

Brain and men­tal well-being are crit­i­cal to the health and hap­pi­ness of the 7.5 bil­lion peo­ple who inhab­it our planet…shifting the con­ver­sa­tion from treat­ing brain dis­eases to improv­ing well-being may begin to dis­solve the cul­tur­al stig­ma that makes it dif­fi­cult for many to seek help.”

Con­tin­ue read­ing the arti­cle Four Ways to Upgrade Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age, by Sharp­Brains’ Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, with guide­lines and resources to:

  1. Pri­or­i­tize scal­able solu­tions for all
  2. Har­ness life­long neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty
  3. Har­ness per­va­sive tech­nolo­gies and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI)
  4. Edu­cate users and encour­age human-cen­tered inno­va­tion

May e‑newsletter: MIT Solve launches Brain Health Challenge, asking “How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?”

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ May e‑newsletter, high­light­ing what’s new in brain health and men­tal per­for­mance, and fea­tur­ing a very rel­e­vant MIT ini­tia­tive and a thought-pro­vok­ing study on the “Cog­ni­tive Divide.”

New thinking

 

New research

 

New tools

 

Have a great month of June and, for those based in the US, a great Memo­r­i­al Day week­end,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

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 »

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