Another medtech developer’s plans to create digital therapeutics to treat a wide range of illnesses are clicking into place, thanks to a third multimillion-dollar investment in Click Therapeutics in barely a year. [Read more…] about Click Therapeutics raises further $52M to build up digital therapeutics pipeline for depression, insomnia, smoking cessation and more
Telehealth Sees Success in Therapy (MHealth Intelligence):
“Telehealth-based therapy programs for stroke survivors have helped increase cognitive and language skills and enabled patients to receive therapy five times more often, according to one company. [Read more…] about Survey finds significant promise for home-based, data-rich cognitive therapy among stroke survivors
AARP just released a very interesting brain health research study based on 1,200 online interviews conducted in August 2014. Key findings include:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important to all consumers (99% find it at least somewhat important). Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, after heart health (37% find brain health most important while 51% find heart health most important). Younger consumers [Read more…] about Brain health research study by AARP: Consumers pursue brain training to support a more enjoyable, self-managed life
Time for our September 2014 e‑newsletter, featuring a wealth of insights and innovations reports…including four thought-provoking interviews with Sponsors of the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28–30th). Enjoy!
New perspectives at the frontier of Brain, Health & Innovation:
- Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Every kid should practice stress reduction and targeted cognitive exercises at school
- Michael Meagher (Cogniciti): Let’s transform brain health from “suffer-in-silence” to “let-me-take-control”
- Itamar Lesuisse (Peak): My interest in brain training stemmed from my own inadequacies
- Silvia Damiano (About my Brain Institute): Why not democratise access to neuroscience?
- School-based programs to enhance resilience and emotional/ cognitive flexibility
- The next in wearables: Harnessing EEG for “the masses” to track and enhance mind fitness
- Three Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Therapy
- General Motors to adopt eye, head-tracking technology to reduce distracted driving
- To build a healthier future, let’s empower and equip individuals to be in control of their well-being
- A new psychosocial treatment for Inattentive ADHD
- Long-term use of anxiety and sleeping pills can increase Alzheimer’s risk
- From anti-depressant “magic pills” towards targeted combination of medications and cognitive therapy
- The brain benefits of learning and speaking a second language
Finally, you may want to try this brain teaser to test your multi-tasking abilities…and, if you are interested in all these topics for professional reasons, please consider joining us at the 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (October 28–30th) — you can register with a 10% discount using promotional code: sharp2014
Have a great month of October!
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As discussed in The Brain that Changes Itself and in my own book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, I launched the Arrowsmith Program, a suite of cognitive exercises–now in more that 60 schools–designed to strengthen weak cognitive areas that underlie a number of specific learning difficulties and disabilities.
I did so based on my journey to overcome my own severe specific learning difficulties [Read more…] about Barbara Arrowsmith Young: Every kid should practice stress reduction and targeted cognitive exercises at school
We have always thought that “our brain shapes us.” I wrote my new book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain (May 2012; Free Press, Foreword by Norman Doidge), to prove that the reverse is equally true. I wanted to demonstrate how “we can shape our brains.”
Imagine having a brain that is capable and incapable at the same time. Growing up, I had severe learning disabilities. I lived in a world that was confusing and incomprehensible. As I was to later discover, a critical part of my brain was not working properly, the end result being that all language was experienced as foreign and my translator was [Read more…] about Why I Wrote The Woman Who Changed Her Brain