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Microsoft ranked #4 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

microsoft logoMicrosoft Cor­po­ra­tion is a world­wide leader in soft­ware solu­tions for busi­ness­es and con­sumers.  In addi­tion, Microsoft has expand­ed into enter­tain­ment, gam­ing, tablets, phones, and oth­er com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­o­gy.  To pro­vide the ide­al expe­ri­ence for users, Read the rest of this entry »

Next: FDA-cleared mobile brain monitoring tools to detect cognitive impairment

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FDA Has Cleared New Cog­ni­tive Screen­ing Tests (Alz­fo­rum):

The Food and Drug Admin­is­tra­tion recent­ly cleared, mean­ing it deemed safe, two tests that may help doc­tors screen for cog­ni­tive decline. One is the so-called Cog­ni­sion sys­tem from Neu­ronetrix, a com­pa­ny based in Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Internet-based screening can help detect aging-related cognitive deficits

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We just came across a new and fas­ci­nat­ing sci­en­tific paper, titled Devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of a self-admin­is­tered on-line test of mem­o­ry and atten­tion for mid­dle-aged and old­er adults, and pub­lished at Fron­tiers in Aging Neu­ro­science. Here is the very read­able abstract:

There is a need for rapid and reli­able Inter­net-based screen­ing tools for cog­ni­tive assess­ment in mid­dle-aged and old­er adults. We report the psy­cho­me­t­ric prop­er­ties of an on-line tool designed to screen for cog­ni­tive deficits that Read the rest of this entry »

Update: “You’re not a prisoner of your DNA”

Participants_2014SharpBrainsSummitTime for Sharp­Brains’ Octo­ber e‑newsletter, fea­tur­ing the usu­al wealth of insights and resources and, above all, thank­ing the 215 par­tic­i­pants in 17 coun­tries who joined an amaz­ing 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit! (each blue dot rep­re­sents a par­tic­i­pant or group of par­tic­i­pants).

(We are now digest­ing every­thing dis­cussed dur­ing 3 intense days, and try­ing to enjoy a relax­ing week­end…)

New think­ing:

New research:

New tech­nol­o­gy:

Have a great month of Novem­ber!

Out: crossword puzzles. In: digital cognitive assessments and training

brain_mindDo brain games work? (The Boston Globe):

There’s intense interest?—?and the poten­tial for big money?—?in the world of brain games. Lumosity…claims 60 mil­lion users…The mar­ket for Lumos­i­ty and com­peti­tors like Cogmed and Posit Sci­ence is grow­ing 25 per­cent a year, accord­ing to Sharp­Brains, a neu­ro-well­ness research firm. Read the rest of this entry »

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