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BrainFutures 2017: September 6-7th in Washington, DC

What: BrainFutures 2017 is a one-and-a-half-day conference featuring renowned leaders sharing research-to-practice innovation to optimize brain health and transform mental health care. Keynote speakers include Dr. Norman Doidge, Dr. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Dr. John Ratey, Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Alvaro Fernandez, and more. CE credits are available.

Where: Gaylord National Resort (Washington, D.C.)

When: September 6-7, 2017  Read the rest of this entry »

For invasive cognitive enhancement to work, firms will need to validate both the “neuro” and the “tech”

A Hardware Update for the Human Brain (The Wall Street Journal):

“The field that gave Emily her life back is known as neurotechnology, or simply neurotech—a marriage of neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery and the kind of hardware that goes into smartphones. Today, most neurotech companies are focused on medical applications, which Read the rest of this entry »

The dual challenge ahead of Facebook’s Typing-by-Brain project: 1) develop the neurotechnology, 2) develop the science

Director of Typing-by-Brain Project Discusses How Facebook Will Get Inside Your Head (IEEE Spectrum):

“When Facebook’s Mark Chevillet describes the company’s new “typing by brain” initiative, he has a way of keeping it from sounding totally crazy Read the rest of this entry »

In honor of Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, let’s discuss 10 Key Facts To Harness Brain Plasticity And Prolong Brain Health

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, so let me share 10 Key Facts to harness brain plasticity & prolong brain health that come from the hundreds of scientific and medical studies we analyzed to Read the rest of this entry »

Collecting neuro-response data via wearable electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to personalize the presentation of stimuli: Key neurotech patent by Nielsen

stimulus material

– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,392,251

Today we are sharing a 2013 patent by The Nielsen Company. (As mentioned, we are featuring foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date, to help preview emerging neurotechnologies and brain health solutions)

U.S. Patent No. 8,392,251: Location aware presentation of stimulus material

  • Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company
  • Inventor(s): Anantha Pradeep, Robert T. Knight, Ramachandran Gurumoorthy, Dev Ratnakar
  • Technology Category: EEG
  • Issue Date: March 5, 2013

SharpBrains’ Take:

Issued by the same examiner and concurrently with Nielsen’s ‘250 patent, the ‘251 patent greatly complements the Nielsen portfolio, considering neuroresponse data to stimulus material based on user-profile and location information. Read the rest of this entry »

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