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How can we take cognitive and emotional health interventions–both assessments and therapies–to scale?

This presentation took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 6-8th, 2016).

–> Learn more about the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5-7th, 2017). The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit will feature over thirty 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. Additionally, and for the first time, it will host a Brainnovations Pitch Contest to foster collaborative problem-solving between scientists, practitioners, technologists and entrepreneurs.

Take cognitive/ emotional assessments and therapies to scale

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Looking forward to the virtual summit next week…we can’t wait to explore and discuss, on Tuesday, December 6thhow to Take cognitive/ emotional assessments and therapies to scale. Three digital health entrepreneurs–who have collectively raised over $75 million in venture capital in the last 18 months– and an investor will discuss their respective visions and approaches to revolutionize brain and mental health in areas such as ADHD, substance abuse, and general brain fitness.

  • Chair: Rita Carter, Science writer and BBC Contributor
  • Edward Kliphuis, Investment Director at Merck Ventures
  • Dr. Eddie Martucci, CEO of Akili Interactive Labs
  • Dr. Corey McCann, CEO of Pear Therapeutics
  • Derek Luke, CEO of InteraXon

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The American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) launches Disruptive Technology Initiative to shape the future of Neuropsychology

aacn_box-logoTechnological breakthroughs are creating enormous potential for the future of neuropsychology and triggering opportunities to create novel strategies for both assessment and intervention. Cognitive fitness is growing into a multi-billion dollar industry. Targets have shifted from diagnosis and treatment of established diseases to early intervention, prevention, and cognitive enhancement. Ubiquitous mobile devices enable both active and passive sensing of our cognitive and emotional states, and “the Internet of things” promises to Read the rest of this entry »

The NIH Toolbox -First Comprehensive & Standardized Tests of Brain Function- To Be Released Next Week

Neuroscience Just Got Faster, Cheaper and Easier (press release):

“On Sept. 10 and 11, Gershon will introduce the new NIH Toolbox for Assessment of Behavioral and Neurological Function to hundreds of researchers at a special National Institutes of Health (NIH) conference in Bethesda, Maryland. At the end of September, the resource will be made fully available to the research community and clinicians. Read the rest of this entry »

Stress and the Brain: To Fight, Flee or Freeze -That is the Question

(Editor’s note: below you have the final part of the 6-part Stress and the Brain series. If you are joining the series now, you can read the previous parts via the links below.)

Stayin’ Alive

Understanding the Human Brain and How It Responds to Stress

TO FIGHT, FLEE, OR FREEZE — THAT IS THE QUESTION

With a better understanding of the neurobiology of stress, the LD – ADHD – stress connection becomes clear.  Students with learning disabilities or ADHD, confronted with the stress created by exposure to tasks that are in reality or in their perception too difficult (and thus threatening), exhibit the protective behavior of any organism under extreme stress:  They fight, they flee, or they freeze. When these kids don’t understand why they can’t do what other kids can do (master the stressor), and they can’t see any way to get out of a situation that won’t go away, they begin to shut down. Read the rest of this entry »

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