When: Tue, June 16, 2020. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT [Read more…] about Webinar on Tuesday, June 16th: Harnessing neuroplasticity to transform brain rehabilitation
“A new computer programme developed by scientists at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow can assess whole brain deterioration and help predict cognitive function after stroke up to ten times more accurately than current methods.
The new approach, published today in the International Journal of Stroke, can quantify visible brain injury from cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) and brain atrophy by [Read more…] about Study combines MRI brain scans with statistics to better predict cognitive problems after stroke
“People with a brain injury or dementia often struggle to remember simple things, like names or places. In research published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, scientists have shown it may be possible to improve this sort of memory using tiny pulses of electricity — if they’re properly timed [Read more…] about Study: Brain stimulation can work–if properly timed
Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning , so was quite excited to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit  in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.
The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. [Read more…] about Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age
“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of two new devices to assess a patient’s cognitive function immediately after a suspected brain injury or concussion. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) and ImPACT Pediatric are the first medical devices permitted [Read more…] about The FDA clears two computerized cognitive tests to assist in medical evaluations following brain injury or concussion
In NFL, Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco (The New York Times):
“Now, an investigation by The New York Times has found that the N.F.L.‘s concussion research was far more flawed than previously known [Read more…] about New NFL concussion scandal: Is this the end of American football as a popular youth sport?