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Digital health–with a brain twist–sees increased military adoption

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Mobile mashup: The mil­i­tary’s pro­lif­er­at­ing mix of smart­phones and tablets (Defense Sys­tems):

Smart­phones and tablets are rapid­ly mak­ing their way into mil­i­tary oper­a­tions, trim­ming costs and giv­ing warfight­ers tight­ly focused capa­bil­i­ties. But these ben­e­fits raise a host of chal­lenges, rang­ing from secu­ri­ty and the need for ruggedi­za­tion, to require­ments for Read the rest of this entry »

January Update: The Federal Trade Commission orders Focus Education to stop making unsubstantiated brain training claims

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ Jan­u­ary e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of brain health insights, neu­ro­science research reports, a land­mark action by the Fed­er­al Trade Commission…and some quick brain teasers. Enjoy!

New research:

New think­ing:

New tools:

Final­ly, when you have a few min­utes you may want to try these quick brain teasers to test your cog­ni­tive skills…and your cog­ni­tive bias­es.

Have a great month of Feb­ru­ary!

Expanding the brain health toolkit with mobile neurobehavioral tests — aka a “brain thermometer”?

thermometersArmy touts ‘brain ther­mome­ter’ as front-line tool (Army Times):

Army medics will soon use what’s been dubbed a “brain ther­mome­ter”: a mobile phone appli­ca­tion that can, with­in min­utes, pro­vide health pro­fes­sion­als data to help diag­nose and mea­sure a sol­dier’s injuries…

The Defense Auto­mat­ed Neu­robe­hav­ioral Assess­ment, pro­duced by Anthro­Tron­ix, includes Read the rest of this entry »

Cori Lathan: It’s time for an annual brain check-up, a “brain thermometer”

Corinna E. Lathan, PhD

Corin­na E. Lath­an, PhD

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As Founder and CEO of Anthro­Tron­ix, a firm com­mit­ted to advanc­ing human-inspired tech­nolo­gies that have a glob­al impact, I am for­tu­nate to direct the vision and work of a very tal­ent­ed team while col­lab­o­rat­ing with fas­ci­nat­ing sci­en­tists and tech­nol­o­gists world­wide. Read the rest of this entry »

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