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Update: Trained older brains can outperform untrained younger ones at demanding cognitive tasks

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Time for Sharp­Brains e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing the lat­est research, tools and think­ing for life­long brain health and men­tal well-being — and a cou­ple fun brain teasers 🙂

New brain research:

New neurotech and digital health:

New thinking on brain and mind:

And a couple fun brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of Sep­tem­ber,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Navigating the Brain Research Landscape

Let us share this slid­edeck sup­port­ing an impor­tant ses­sion at the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full record­ings are avail­able for pur­chase here.

8.45–10.15am. Nav­i­gat­ing the Brain Research Land­scape

  • Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Dr. Nir Gross­man, Lec­tur­er in the Divi­sion of Brain Sci­ences at Impe­r­i­al Col­lege Lon­don
  • Dr. Reza Zomor­ro­di, Project Sci­en­tist at Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Cen­tre for Addic­tion and Men­tal Health (CAMH)
  • Chaired byRebec­ca Can­ter, Asso­ciate at the Demen­tia Dis­cov­ery Fund (DDF)

News you can use: To improve memory, exercise brain and body at the same time

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ eNewslet­ter  track­ing the lat­est think­ing, research and tools for brain health.

This month we fea­ture five fas­ci­nat­ing inter­views at the fron­tier of applied neu­ro­science and a recent study sug­gest­ing that “Per­form­ing mem­o­ry train­ing exer­cis­es at the same time as ped­al­ing a sta­tion­ary bike led to bet­ter gains in mem­o­ry than doing the train­ing exer­cis­es after work­ing up a sweat…”

Enjoy the read!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

 

Final­ly, you may want to learn about cog­ni­tion and men­tal self-rota­tion with these quick brain teasers.

Have a great month of March,

The Sharp­Brains Team

How can we harness digital technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) to scale up brain research, assessments and interventions?

How can we har­ness dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) to scale up brain research, assess­ments and inter­ven­tions?  (record­ing requires reg­is­tra­tion; view slid­edeck above or Here)

  • Dr. Oliv­er Har­ri­son. Chief Exec­u­tive of the Health Moon­shot at Tele­fóni­ca Inno­va­tion
  • Nan­cy Briefs, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Dig­i­tal Cog­ni­tion Tech­nolo­gies 
  • Emma Yang, 9th grad­er, Cre­ator of Time­less app and MIT Solver
  • Belén Guer­ra-Car­ril­loNSF Fel­low and grad­u­ate stu­dent researcher at Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­fo­nia, Berke­ley
  • Chaired byKayt Sukel, sci­ence writer

Slid­edeck above sup­port­ed ses­sion held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th). All ses­sion record­ings avail­able for pur­chase (50+ Speak­ers, 15+ Hours, $150).

Reminder: Last 12 hours to submit pitches to the Brainnovations Pitch Contest!

This is the Brain­no­va­tions Judg­ing Panel…our very own “Sharp Tank”

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A quick reminder that the Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test is accept­ing sub­mis­sions until today, Octo­ber 31st, 11 PM US Pacif­ic Stan­dard Time. We are look­ing for star­tups world­wide, found­ed no ear­li­er than 2012, for-prof­it or non-prof­it, work­ing on ways to har­ness brain research and emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies to help every per­son thrive in the dig­i­tal age. Read the rest of this entry »

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