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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)

10+ pioneers confirmed to Speak @ 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (May 7–9th)

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We are proud to announce the first wave of con­firmed Speak­ers to share their inno­v­a­tive work and insights at the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health, to be held May 7–9th, 2019:

Dr. Tom Insel, Co-founder and Pres­i­dent of Mind­strong Health
Dr. Ainslie Hatch, Direc­tor of Dig­i­tal Ther­a­peu­tics at Otsu­ka Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal
David Klein, CEO of Click Ther­a­peu­tics
Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
Louis Gagnon, CEO of Total Brain
Dr. Anna Wexler, sci­ence writer and PI of the Wexler Lab at UPenn
Dr. Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, Founder and CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
Ana Maiques, CEO of Neu­ro­electrics
Jan Samzelius, Founder and CEO of Neu­raMetrix
Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
Kito Toset­ti, CEO of CTF MEG Inter­na­tion­al
Ariel Garten, Founder and Chief Evan­ge­lism Offi­cer of Inter­aX­on
Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO and Edi­tor-in-Chief of Sharp­Brains

We can’t wait to discuss and help shape the Future of Brain Health!

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Imag­ine your smart­phone can detect ear­ly signs of anx­i­ety, depres­sion or Parkinson’s Dis­ease — would you like to know? Who else should know … and not know?

Imag­ine a videogame cleared by the FDA to treat ADHD or sub­stance abuse — how will doc­tors pre­scribe it, patients access it, and insur­ers pay for it?

Imag­ine being respon­si­ble for the health & well­ness of your orga­ni­za­tion — how will you nav­i­gate the grow­ing toolk­it of evi­dence-based inter­ven­tions such as exercise/ meditation/ sleep apps/ cog­ni­tive therapies/ biofeedback/ tDCS?

Imag­ine invest­ing $100 mil­lion to help accel­er­ate brain research and appli­ca­tions — how would you ensure that respon­si­ble devel­op­ment meets wise adop­tion?

Imag­ine a free annu­al brain check-up — who should take it, and how could it help prevent/ delay/ treat cog­ni­tive decline and Alzheimer’s Dis­ease?

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Empowering communities with better brain health tools and literacy

brain-health-literacy—–

We are look­ing for­ward to the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit start­ing tomor­row, Tues­day Decem­ber 6th!

40 amaz­ing speak­ers, 10+ ses­sions includ­ing the crit­i­cal and often over­looked need to Empow­er 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. Jen­ni Pacheco, Sci­en­tif­ic Pro­gram Man­ag­er at the Nation­al Insti­tute of Men­tal Health (NIMH)
  • Dr. Neal Cohen, clin­i­cal psy­chol­o­gist at The Synapse Sys­tem

Learn more & Reg­is­ter Here (reg­is­tra­tion will close in just a few hours, so please hur­ry up if inter­est­ed)

Under what conditions does brain training work?

Please con­sid­er join­ing us at Sharp­Brains’ upcom­ing vir­tu­al con­fer­ence (Novem­ber 17–19th), fea­tur­ing this fan­tas­tic ses­sion:

Wednesday November 18th, 12.30 — 1.45 pm. Under what conditions does brain training work?

Despite ongo­ing con­tro­ver­sies, the evi­dence is clear: Some brain train­ing inter­ven­tions work, and some don’t. What explains the dif­fer­ence? What con­di­tions max­i­mize the prob­a­bil­ity of trans­fer into real-life ben­e­fits? Under­stand­ing these con­di­tions, as out­lined in The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, is cru­cial to sep­a­rate wheat from chaff.

  • Chair: Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO & Co-Founder of Sharp­Brains
  • Dr. Bruce E. Wexler, Pro­fes­sor of Psy­chi­a­try at Yale Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Dr. Glenn Mor­ri­son, Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Tri­als at Lumos­i­ty
  • Dr. Roy Hamil­ton, Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in Neu­rol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia

–> To learn more and reg­is­ter, vis­it the 2015 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Mon­i­tor­ing & Enhanc­ing Brain Health in the Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Era (Novem­ber 17–19th). 10%-off pro­mo code: sharp2015

Teaching is the art of changing the brain

James Zull is a pro­fes­sor of Biol­o­gy. He is also Direc­tor Emer­i­tus of the Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­ter for Inno­va­tion in Teach­ing and Edu­ca­tion at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty in Ohio. The Art of Changing  the Brain - James ZullThese roles most assured­ly coa­lesced in his 2002 book, The Art of Chang­ing the Brain: Enrich­ing the Prac­tice of Teach­ing by Explor­ing the Biol­o­gy of Learn­ing.

This is a book for both teach­ers and par­ents (because par­ents are also teach­ers!) Writ­ten with the earnest­ness of first-per­son expe­ri­ence and reflec­tion, and a life­time of exper­tise in biol­o­gy, Zull makes a well-round­ed case for his ideas. He offers those ideas for your perusal, pro­vid­ing much sup­port­ing evi­dence, but he doesn’t try to ram them into your psy­che. Rather, he prac­tices what he preach­es by engag­ing you with sto­ries, inform­ing you with fact, and encour­ag­ing your think­ing by the way he posits his ideas.

I have read a num­ber of books that trans­late cur­rent brain research into prac­tice while pro­vid­ing prac­ti­cal sug­ges­tions for teach­ers to imple­ment. This is the first book I have read that pro­vides a bio­log­i­cal, and clear­ly ratio­nal, overview of learn­ing and the brain. Zull pro­vokes you into think­ing Read the rest of this entry »

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