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Survey: Parents view Exercise as more effective than Prescription Medications to treat children with ADHD

Consider how research support for ADHD treatments are typically established. The ‘gold-standard’ approach would be a randomized-controlled trial in which children with ADHD are randomly assigned to the treatment or control group. The treatment, whatever it happens to be, would be carefully implemented in a research-based protocol. If possible Read the rest of this entry »

Are you familiar with these research findings and technologies revolutionizing Brain & Mental Health?

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Try adding 3 and 8 in your head.

That was easy. Now, trying adding 33 and 88. That was probably more difficult. Finally, try adding 333 and 888.

Time for SharpBrains’ October e-newsletter, this time discussing a range of research findings and technologies revolutionizing brain and mental health.

New thinking about cognition, brain and mind:

Emerging toolkit for brain health & enhancement:

News about the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th):

And finally, a couple of fun brain teasers to start the week of the right foot:

 

Have a great month of November!

The SharpBrains Team

Johns Hopkins study shows how brain training, if correctly targeted, can enhance cognitive and brain performance

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This training exercise boosts brain power, Johns Hopkins researchers say (Johns Hopkins release)

“One of the two brain-training methods most scientists use in research is significantly better in improving memory and attention, Johns Hopkins University researchers found. It also results in more significant changes in brain activity. Read the rest of this entry »

Australian neurotech firm raises $4m to develop neurofeedback-based headband aimed at helping kids with autism relax and better engage

 

Neurotech founder Adrian Trevisan (left) with chief executive Wolfgang Storf (right)

Neurotech raises $4m for medical device (Business News Western Australia):

“Medical technology company Neurotech International has tapped investors for $4m to fund further development of its Mente Autism device…which uses neurofeedback technology to help children with autism spectrum disorder.” Read the rest of this entry »

Will we soon have an “annual brain check-up” — and what may it look like?

Will we soon have an “annual brain check-up” — and what may it look like? Under what conditions may specific brain training/ enhancement methods work? How can we best harness both human neuroplasticity and artificial intelligence (AI) to thrive in the 21st Century? Which companies, technologies and solutions are gaining the most traction so far, and what are some best practices for appropriate use?


The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th, 2017) will feature over thirty of the world’s top experts and innovators working on ways to enhance our brain health and performance in light of emerging neuroscience and digital technologies. Additionally, and for the first time, it will host a Brainnovations Pitch Contest to foster collaborative problem-solving between scientists, practitioners, technologists and entrepreneurs.

The Summit Agenda will explore in depth the 5 core themes discussed in the article Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright:

1. 7.5 billion human brains need help to thrive in the Digital Age

2. Lifelong neuroplasticity means all those brains can be enhanced

3. Mobile, sensing, wearable technologies, coupled with artificial intelligence (AI), provide a new platform to harness that neuroplasticity

4. Entrepreneurship and investments are fueling accelerated growth

5. Professionals are stepping up to help ensure appropriate use

 

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