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Anthro­Tron­ix Named Edi­son Awards Final­ist for Brain Health Assess­ment Tool (press release):

Anthro­Tron­ix, an engi­neer­ing research and devel­op­ment firm com­mit­ted to opti­miz­ing the inter­ac­tion between peo­ple and tech­nol­o­gy, announced today it has been named a 2015 Award Final­ist by the inter­na­tion­al­ly renowned Edi­son Awards™ for the company’s mobile Read the rest of this entry »

AnthroTronix CEO Corinna Lathan to discuss 510(k) FDA clearance of its DANA neurocognitive test at 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Corinna_LathanHap­py to share that Dr. Lath­an, CEO of Anthro­Tron­ix, will dis­cuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clear­ance of their DANA neu­rocog­ni­tive test at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Octo­ber 28–30th), dur­ing the ses­sion Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wear­ables.

Dr. Corin­na Lath­an leads Anthro­Tronix, a bio­med­ical engi­neer­ing prod­uct devel­op­ment com­pany and pio­neer in mobile plat­form tech­nol­ogy. Their DANA™ prod­uct is Read the rest of this entry »

Cori Lathan: It’s time for an annual brain check-up, a “brain thermometer”

Corinna E. Lathan, PhD

Corin­na E. Lath­an, PhD

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
As Founder and CEO of Anthro­Tron­ix, a firm com­mit­ted to advanc­ing human-inspired tech­nolo­gies that have a glob­al impact, I am for­tu­nate to direct the vision and work of a very tal­ent­ed team while col­lab­o­rat­ing with fas­ci­nat­ing sci­en­tists and tech­nol­o­gists world­wide. Read the rest of this entry »

The future of intuitive technology and neurocognitive care?

accelespellEnvi­sion­ing The Future With Inven­tor Cori Lath­an (NPR): “Com­put­ers were cre­at­ed to be use­ful tools, but all too often it’s still a chore to get tech­nol­o­gy to do our bidding…For exam­ple, work­ing as an engi­neer with astro­nauts at NASA, Lath­an real­ized that the phys­i­cal chal­lenges of liv­ing in space in some ways mir­ror the chal­lenges of liv­ing with a dis­abil­i­ty on Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

AARP’s Best Brain Fitness Books

We are hon­ored to announce that AARP has includ­ed our very own book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness (182 pages; $14.95) in its new List of Best Books on Brain Fit­ness, which will be unveiled dur­ing AARP’s upcom­ing Life@50 Nation­al Event. We hope this list will help many more indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions learn about our resource: giv­en that 80% of respon­dents to a recent AARP sur­vey select­ed “Stay­ing Men­tal­ly Sharp” as their top pri­or­i­ty, we cer­tain­ly know there is a sig­nif­i­cant need for qual­i­ty infor­ma­tion!

AARP’s Best Books Guide


Brain Fitness


The Dana Guide to Brain Health, by Floyd E. Bloom, M. Flint Beal, and David J. Kupfer (Dana Press, 2006).

The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: 18 Inter­views with Sci­en­tists, Prac­ti­cal Advice, and Prod­uct Reviews, to Keep Your Brain Sharp, by Alvaro Fer­nan­dez and Elkhonon Gold­berg. (Sharp­Brains Inc., 2009).

Save Your Brain: The 5 Things You Must Do To Keep Your Mind Young and Sharp
, by Paul Nuss­baum. (McGraw-Hill, 2010).

The Secret Life of the Grown-Up Brain: The Sur­pris­ing Tal­ents of the Mid­dle-Aged Mind, by Bar­bara Strauch (Viking, 2010).

The Mem­o­ry Bible: An Inno­v­a­tive Strat­e­gy for Keep­ing Your Brain Young
, by Gary Small (Hype­r­i­on, 2003).

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Also Rec­om­mend­ed:

The Mature Mind: The Pos­i­tive Pow­er of the Aging Brain, by Gene Cohen (Basic Books, 2006).

The Brain That Changes Itself, by Nor­man Doidge (Pen­guin, 2007).

Spark: The Rev­o­lu­tion­ary New Sci­ence of Exer­cise and the Brain, by John Ratey and Eric Hager­man (Lit­tle, Brown and Co., 2008).

Think Smart: A Neuroscientist’s Pre­scrip­tion for Improv­ing Your Brain’s Per­for­mance, by Richard Restak (River­head, 2010).

Com­piled by:
Office of Aca­d­e­m­ic Affairs, AARP

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