Alphabet’s X (the Google-owner’s so-called “Moonshot Factory”) published a new blog post today about Project Amber, a project it’s been working on over the past three years — the results of which it’s now making available open source for the rest of the mental health research community to learn from, and hopefully build upon. [Read more…] about Alphabet’s X shares Amber EEG system to expand the quest for mental health biomarkers
Air Force Neurotechnology Partnership Aims to Accelerate Learning (Military Spot):
The Individualized Neural Learning System, or iNeuraLS, is a new augmented learning platform that will enable rapid learning by closed-loop modulation of cognitive states during skill acquisition. Essentially, the AFRL team seeks to develop a capability that will give Airmen the ability to rapidly acquire knowledge and skills on the fly through direct brain interfaces with the help of neurotechnologies…
Brain-wave pattern can identify people likely to respond to antidepressant, study finds (Stanford Medicine press release):
“A new method of interpreting brain activity could potentially be used in clinics to help determine the best treatment options for depression, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine.
Stanford researchers and their collaborators used electroencephalography, a tool for monitoring electrical activity in the brain, and an algorithm to identify a brain-wave signature in [Read more…] about Machine-learning study finds EEG brain signatures that predict response to antidepressant treatments
Battling Addiction With Brainpower (University of Dayton press release):
“The University of Dayton Research Institute has won a $10,000 Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge award for a program that will teach people with opioid addictions how to reduce their cravings by regaining control of their brains.
“Using neurofeedback, we’ll work with our volunteers to help them learn to regulate activity in the part of their brain associated with cravings and rewire some of those pathways, allowing them to reduce their cravings and experience a more ‘normal’ state even without opioids.” [Read more…] about Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge funds program testing neurofeedback-based brain training to reduce cravings and battle opioid addiction
Proud to announce a new Summit Sponsor and two new Summit Partners helping make the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit a great success!
New Silver Sponsor
EMOTIV is a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG) with a mission to empower individuals and accelerate brain research globally. During Expo Day, the company will present new applications of their EEG-based solutions.
The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience and establishing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.
NeuroTechX is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a strong neurotechnology community by providing key resources and learning opportunities.
About the Summit
The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th, 2017) will feature over forty of the world’s top experts and innovators working on ways to enhance our brain health and performance in light of emerging neuroscience and digital technologies, and feature a fun Brainnovations Pitch Contest. To Learn More & Register, please click HERE.
Today we are sharing a 2013 patent by The Nielsen Company. (As mentioned, we are featuring foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date, to help preview emerging neurotechnologies and brain health solutions)
U.S. Patent No. 8,392,251: Location aware presentation of stimulus material
- Assignee(s): The Nielsen Company
- Inventor(s): Anantha Pradeep, Robert T. Knight, Ramachandran Gurumoorthy, Dev Ratnakar
- Technology Category: EEG
- Issue Date: March 5, 2013
Issued by the same examiner and concurrently with Nielsen’s ‘250 patent, the ‘251 patent greatly complements the Nielsen portfolio, considering neuroresponse data to stimulus material based on user-profile and location information. [Read more…] about Collecting neuro-response data via wearable electroencephalography (EEG) headsets to personalize the presentation of stimuli: Key neurotech patent by Nielsen