“A new school in Redmond might change the way we think about learning disabilities. Instead of teaching kids how to accommodate a difficulty, the school hopes to actually change the brains of students, eliminating the disability altogether. [Read more…] about Trend: Directly addressing (not just accommodating) learning disabilities
We are proud to release today what we believe is our best market intelligence report so far, tracking how fully automated applications designed to assess, monitor and/ or enhance cognition and brain functioning are transforming brain health, and health overall.
Here are a few examples of what we mean by Digital Brain Health, selected from among the 5 Market Leaders and 10 Companies to Watch in 2013/2014 identified through our comprehensive analysis.
- A 30-minute online brain health assessment and personalized brain fitness program used by large companies like Nationwide Insurance and Accenture to improve employee’s productivity and mental wellness
- An online cognitive training program offered by several large AAA chapters to members age 50+ to improve driving safety
- A computerized cognitive behavioral therapy offered by the NHS in the UK as a first-line intervention for anxiety and depression
- A fully digital headset and platform that measures basic brain states (such as level of attention) and is being used to help people meditate better and reduce ADHD symptoms
- An iPad-based assessment that tracks cognitive performance over time to help detect concussions among football/ hockey players and military personnel [Read more…] about New market report analyzing the growing Digital Brain Health market 2012–2020
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder in children and substantial evidence indicates that biological factors play an important role in its development. For example, although the exact mechanism by which genetic factors convey increased risk for ADHD remains unclear, the importance of genetic transmission has been documented in a number of published studies.
Even though biological factors are widely regarded as important in the development of ADHD, no medical or biological test is recommended for routine use when diagnosing ADHD. Instead, [Read more…] about Why Being Young for Grade Increases Odds of ADHD Diagnosis and Stimulant Medication
Dr. Alloway will discuss Getting From Research to Product: Bringing Reliability and Validity to Commercial Ventures, at the upcoming 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (June 7–14th, 2012).
Tracy Alloway, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at University of North Florida. She developed the only standardized working-memory tests for educators published by Psychological Corporation, [Read more…] about Dr. Tracy Alloway on Getting From Research to Product: Bringing Reliability and Validity to Commercial Ventures
Time for the November edition of the monthly SharpBrains eNewsletter, featuring a wealth of resources and insights on how to invest in our brains, including topics such as brain health, meditation, neuropsychology, brain training games, chemo brain, dyslexia, neuroplasticity, cognitive biases, stress, and more. Not to forget a couple of fun teasers. Enjoy!
- Transcript: Alvaro Fernandez on Mental Capitalism and Non-invasive Cognitive Enhancement
- Transcript: Dr. Gary Small on Enhancing Memory and the Brain
- Transcript: Dr. Paul Nussbaum on Meditation and Neuropsychology
The Big Picture:
- Steve Jobs: Computers are the Bicycles of the Mind
- Brain Fitness: Definition, Priorities, and Links to Neuroleadership, by Alvaro Fernandez
- Is the University Centered on The Learner or the Professor?, by Miguel Angel Escotet
- Grand Rounds: Best of Health and Medical Blogging, by Alvaro Fernandez
- Can Brain Training Games and Biofeedback Help Prevent Depression, by Dr. Pascale Michelon
- ‘Chemo Brain’: MRI Shows Brain Changes After Chemotherapy
- Dyslexia not related to intelligence. Implications for discrepancy model?
- Veterans learn to use yoga and meditation exercises to reconnect with their emotions
- Applied Neuroplasticity: Rewiring the Brain to Ease Pain
- What makes your brain happy and why you should do the opposite, by David DiSalvo (We’ll have a Live Q&A on December 9th)
- How cognitive illusions blind us to reason
- The Series on Stress & the Brain, by Dr. Jerome Schultz, continues with: The Little Brain Down Under, The Stress Response Explained, The Human Brain Likes to Be in Balance, To Fight, Flee or Freeze –That is the Question
- Math Teaser: Unfinished Thesis, by Maria Lando
- Math Teaser: How to Choose a Mans Shirt, by Maria Lando
- How many Share This Article links, right below, do you know how to use? Try a couple of them and share via Facebook and Twitter!
Thank you for your interest and attention and have a great December.
NIH-funded study finds dyslexia not tied to IQ (NIH press release):
- “Regardless of high or low overall scores on an IQ test, children with dyslexia show similar patterns of brain activity, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. The results call into question the discrepancy model — the practice of classifying a child as dyslexic on the basis of a lag between reading ability and overall IQ scores.”
- “In many school systems, the discrepancy model is the criterion for [Read more…] about Study: Dyslexia not related to intelligence. Implications for discrepancy model?