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Akili Interactive Labs raises $30.5 million to develop FDA-approved brain training videogame for ADHD

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Videogame Mak­er Seeks to Treat ADHD (The Wall Street Jour­nal):

Doc­tors don’t usu­al­ly pre­scribe videogame play. But one com­pa­ny, which has just raised $30.5 mil­lion from ven­ture-cap­i­tal investors, hopes to change that.

Boston-based Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs Inc. is devel­op­ing a videogame it believes could replace pills as a treat­ment for atten­tion-deficit hyper­ac­tiv­i­ty dis­or­der. Read the rest of this entry »

Next: NeuroGaming conference + ESCoNS Summit in San Francisco

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Heads-up about a great upcom­ing event. The Neu­roGam­ing 2015 Con­fer­ence and Expo on May 6–7 is the place where mind and body meet game play, where neu­rogame devel­op­ers share the lat­est emo­tion­al, cog­ni­tive, sen­so­ry and behav­ioral tech­nolo­gies to cre­ate com­pelling expe­ri­ences to engage and enter­tain gamers world­wide. New this year — ESCoNS Pre-con­fer­ence Sum­mit,  to take a deep dive on aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly rig­or­ous research into the future of ther­a­peu­tic neu­rogames for brain dis­or­ders. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming event: NeuroGaming + ESCoNS Summit 2015 (May 5–7; San Francisco)

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Heads-up about a great upcom­ing event. The Neu­roGam­ing 2015 Con­fer­ence and Expo on May 6–7 is the place where mind and body meet game play, where neu­rogame devel­op­ers share the lat­est emo­tion­al, cog­ni­tive, sen­so­ry and behav­ioral tech­nolo­gies to cre­ate com­pelling expe­ri­ences to engage and enter­tain gamers world­wide. New this year — ESCoNS Pre-con­fer­ence Sum­mit,  to take a deep dive on aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly rig­or­ous research into the future of ther­a­peu­tic neu­rogames for brain dis­or­ders. Read the rest of this entry »

Itamar Lesuisse at Peak: Let’s integrate brain training with the quantified self

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Ita­mar Lesu­isse

What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?
I am the CEO at Peak, a mobile brain-train­ing app that helps users to enjoy becom­ing bet­ter every day. My cofounders and I want­ed to start a com­pa­ny where tech­nol­o­gy, sci­ence, edu­ca­tion and gam­ing blend togeth­er to cre­ate a prod­uct that can real­ly help users and that they could have fun using. I love Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Test your stress level with this fun brain teaser

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ July 2014 e-newslet­ter, fea­tur­ing a wealth of thought-pro­vok­ing insights, sci­ence reports…and this fun brain teas­er to deter­mine your stress lev­el.

New think­ing:

New tools:

New sci­ence:

Final­ly, you may also want to try this teas­er to test your cog­ni­tive bias­es.

Enjoy, and have a great month of August!

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

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