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New in soccer: Improving concussion awareness via sensing “impact headbands”

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High-tech head­band boosts con­cus­sion detec­tion (CBS News):

Tech­nol­o­gy has made it pos­si­ble for play­ers to keep track of how cer­tain hits are impact­ing their brains before a con­cus­sion takes them out of the game com­plete­ly.

In 2013, (USA for­ward Abby) Wambach Read the rest of this entry »

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The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

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Enjoy the new col­umn by Alvaro Fer­nan­dez at The Huff­in­g­ton Post. The future is here…how can we best har­ness the oppor­tu­ni­ty to improve our work, our lives, our­selves?

Read The Dig­i­tal Rev­o­lu­tion Meets the Human Brain (The Huff­in­g­ton Post)

Good news: The Digital Revolution meets the Human Brain (as evidenced by the explosion of neurotech patent filings)

PatentExample_neurotechOur brain is at the core of every­thing we do, from the every-day deci­sions we make to the epic emo­tions we feel when we fall in love. Giv­en its vital role in our lives, it is great news that two of the most well-fund­ed research pro­grams in the world focus on the brain sci­ences: Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Long-term meditation can help slow down aging-related brain volume decline

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Long-term med­i­ta­tion tied to less brain loss (Reuters):

Peo­ple who report­ed med­i­tat­ing for an aver­age of 20 years had high­er brain vol­umes than the aver­age per­son, researchers report in Fron­tiers in Psy­chol­o­gy.

Kurth and his col­leagues write that they can’t say med­i­ta­tion caused its prac­ti­tion­ers to lose less brain vol­ume, how­ev­er. Oth­er habits of long-term med­i­ta­tors may also influ­ence brain vol­ume…

Near­ly 18 mil­lion adults and 1 mil­lion chil­dren prac­ticed med­i­ta­tion in the U.S. in 2012, Read the rest of this entry »

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