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Harnessing innovative neurotechnologies to provide better urgent care at Banner Health


For Ban­ner Health, one of the largest non-prof­it health sys­tem in the Unit­ed States, find­ing ways to make health care eas­i­er and bet­ter for our patients is at the root of every­thing we do. That’s why we are mak­ing sig­nif­i­cant invest­ments into the dig­i­tal health and neu­rotech space, try­ing to answer some com­mon pain points.

Let me give you an exam­ple. Read the rest of this entry »

Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age


Last year I got very inter­est­ed in the func­tion­ing of the human brain and the sci­ence behind mind­ful­ness and learn­ing [1], so was quite excit­ed  to attend the Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit [2] in Decem­ber, indulging in the lat­est trends in applied neu­ro­science and dig­i­tal inno­va­tion.

The Sum­mit focused on the theme of rein­vent­ing brain health in the dig­i­tal age, and brought togeth­er lead­ing researchers, entre­pre­neurs, financiers and pol­i­cy­mak­ers pas­sion­ate with the mis­sion of mov­ing neu­ro­science and cog­ni­tive research from sci­ence labs towards appli­ca­tions in Health, Well­ness and Edu­ca­tion. Here’s a sum­ma­ry of the many things I dis­cov­ered. Read the rest of this entry »

Update: To thrive in the Knowledge Age, prioritize Deep work, avoid the Shallows, and Self-Quantify


Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter. Hap­py read­ing!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

Recent & Upcoming events:

Final­ly, here you have a fun visu­al illu­sion — What do you see?

Have a great Hal­loween and month of Novem­ber,

The Sharp­Brains Team

Study: Concussion diagnoses among children and teenagers increased by 71% from 2010 through 2015

bcbs-healthofamericareport-concussionsCon­cus­sion Diag­noses Among Youths Near­ly Dou­bled from 2010 to 2015 (Edu­ca­tion Week):

Con­cus­sion diag­noses increased by 71 per­cent from 2010 through 2015 among chil­dren between the ages of 10 and 19, accord­ing to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield based on med­ical-claims data. Read the rest of this entry »

New NFL concussion scandal: Is this the end of American football as a popular youth sport?

football_concussionsIn NFL, Deeply Flawed Con­cus­sion Research and Ties to Big Tobac­co (The New York Times):

Now, an inves­ti­ga­tion by The New York Times has found that the N.F.L.‘s con­cus­sion research was far more flawed than pre­vi­ous­ly known Read the rest of this entry »

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