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Empowering communities with better brain health tools and literacy

What role should com­mu­ni­ty and care­givers play in brain health and men­tal health, and how can tech­nol­o­gy aid their efforts–for exam­ple in shar­ing rel­e­vant data with/ from doc­tors? How are we going to edu­cate and empow­er every­one with essen­tial knowl­edge and best prac­tices?

  • Chair: Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Dr. Eliz­a­beth Zelin­s­ki, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Aging at the Davis School of Geron­tol­ogy
  • Michael Meagher, Pres­i­dent of Cog­nic­i­ti
  • Dr. Neal Cohen, clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist at The Synapse Sys­tem

These pre­sen­ta­tions took place at the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th, 2016).

Update: New tools, research and insights to reinvent Brain Health and Mental Health in the Digital Age


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Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e-newslet­ter, explor­ing a range of tech­nolo­gies, sci­en­tif­ic find­ings and insights for brain health and men­tal health to bet­ter respond to the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges ahead.

Hap­py read­ing, and Hap­py Thanks­giv­ing!

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

Final­ly, we are delight­ed to announce five new excel­lent Speak­ers at the upcom­ing 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8, 2016):

  • Mary Stu­art, Senior Writer/Analyst at The MedTech Strate­gist
  • 2016sharpbrainssummit_logoDr. Andrea Seri­no, Head of Neu­ro­science at Mind­Maze
  • Lin­da Raines, CEO of the Men­tal Health Asso­ci­a­tion of Mary­land
  • Karen Olsen, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for the Future of Pub­lic Edu­ca­tion
  • David Coleiro, Part­ner at Strate­gic North

You can explore the Sum­mit Agen­da here, and Reg­is­ter here. Please con­sid­er join­ing us and help rein­vent brain health in the dig­i­tal age!

Thank­ful­ly,

The Sharp­Brains Team

October 21st in Tokyo: Your Health in A Virtual World

wfscTo cel­e­brate and help pre­pare for the 2020 Sum­mer Olympics in Tokyo, the Japan­ese Min­istry of Edu­ca­tion, Cul­ture, Sports, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy and the World Eco­nom­ic Forum are host­ing a World Forum on Sport and Cul­ture in Tokyo lat­er this week.

I’ve been asked to par­tic­i­pate in a fas­ci­nat­ing ses­sion on Fri­day, Octo­ber 21st, titled Your Health in a Vir­tu­al World, address­ing the ques­tion How is our soci­etal obses­sion with tech­nol­o­gy chang­ing our health and well-being? Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s debunk these ten brain and brain health myths

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In hon­or of Brain Aware­ness Week 2016, let’s debunk ten myths about the brain and brain health that remain sur­pris­ing­ly pop­u­lar.

Top 10 brain and brain health myths, debunked:

Myth 1. Genes deter­mine the fate of our brains.
Fact: Life­long brain plas­tic­ity means that our lifestyles and behav­iors play a sig­nif­i­cant role in how our brains (and there­fore our minds) evolve phys­i­cal­ly and func­tion­al­ly as we get old­er.

Myth 2. We are what we eat. Read the rest of this entry »

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