Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley suggested in an interview on Thursday that leaders in the government who are of an advanced age should undergo a “cognitive test.” [Read more…] about Revisiting the question: Should older politicians, and other leaders, undergo cognitive testing?
Simple test may help predict long-term outcome after stroke (Science Daily):
“We found that this test, which takes less than 10 minutes, can help predict whether people will have impaired thinking skills, problems that keep them from performing daily tasks such as bathing and dressing and even whether they will be more likely to die,” said study author Martin Dichgans, MD, of Ludwig-Maximilians University [Read more…] about Study: 10-minute cognitive test MoCA helps predict long-term motor, cognitive and mortality outcomes after stroke
Practice Imperfect: Repeated Cognitive Testing Can Obscure Early Signs of Dementia (UC San Diego Health press release):
“Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive, neurodegenerative condition that often begins with mild cognitive impairment or MCI, making early and repeated assessments of cognitive change crucial to diagnosis and treatment.
But in a paper published online in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, a team of researchers led by scientists at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that repeated testing of middle-age men produced a “practice effect” which obscured true cognitive decline and [Read more…] about Study: Practice effect due to repeated testing can delay detection of cognitive impairment and dementia
Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e‑newsletter exploring the latest in brain health.
- Study debunks 4 common myths about brain training and lifelong cognitive enhancement
- Don’t overlook sleep difficulties in children with ADHD; they may impair functioning as much as ADHD itself
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), not medication, drives long-term rewiring of the brain to help reduce psychosis symptoms
- Four reasons the future of brain health is digital, pervasive and bright
- Readers around the globe are enjoying The SharpBrains Guide book in multiple languages: the English edition has received 100+ excellent customer reviews in the US alone (plus great comments in Canada, the UK and Australia); the Spanish edition has earned spectacular comments in the US, Spain and Mexico; and the Japanese and Polish editions are doing very well. Thank you, Gracias, Arigato, Dziekuje Ci, Obrigados. Please help us spread the word 🙂
- 10 Finalists announced for the $1M Global Teacher Prize
- Past and Future Pervasive Neurotechnologies, as seen through 50 Key Patents. As part of our new series, here are a few selected foundational patents, especially relevant for those interested in technology and innovation:
- Courtesy of Microsoft, Managing information flow based on user’s mental state and cognitive load and Anticipating wearables, machine learning and cognitive enhancement
- Improving driving safety with alarms triggered by impending sleep state, detected via brain signals
- Remote computer-implemented methods for cognitive testing (Scientific Learning; Lumos Labs)
- Testing and training cognitive ability (CogniFit)
- Computer modeling meets Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) (Brainlab)
Finally, if you’re looking for some extra mental stimulation, don’t forget to check out our Top 25 Brain Teasers, Games and Illusions.
Have a great month of March!
The SharpBrains Team
Lumos Labs produces the popular brain training web and mobile app named Lumosity. With 60 million registered users, Lumosity is the world’s largest cognitive training service. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in funding, and the company significantly expanded its IP portfolio in 2014 through [Read more…] about Lumos Labs ranked #13 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*
Time for SharpBrains’ May e‑newsletter, wrapping up this month’s key brain and mind studies, pervasive neurotechnology news, and brain fitness insights.
- To improve memory and thinking skills, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts
- Sports-related concussions can impact academic performance, especially in high school
- Scientists issue a call to action for TBI patients to benefit from latest neuroscience findings
- When flying to Mars, make sure to monitor and enhance brain function (radiation exposure can hurt performance)
- Growing demand for products to enhance cognition and memory
- Will consumer-led transcranial direct current stimulation revolutionize or hurt mental health?
- Can better cognitive testing platforms accelerate pharma’s Alzheimer’s research and development efforts?
New report on innovation & IP:
- In the news: How non-invasive neurotechnology will enhance work and life
- Infographic on Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings
- Nielsen: #1 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property
- Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (St Jude Medical): #2 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech IP
- Medtronic ranked #3 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech IP
- Microsoft ranked #4 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech IP
Have a great month of June!