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Study: Are neuromarkers on the cusp of transforming education and mental health?

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Brain Scans May Help Pre­dict Future Prob­lems, And Solu­tions (NPR):

Brain scans may soon be able to help pre­dict a per­son­’s future — some aspects of it, any­way.

Infor­ma­tion from these scans increas­ing­ly is able to sug­gest whether a child will have trou­ble with Read the rest of this entry »

10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies

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Last month I had the for­tune to join over 1,900 pio­neers from 90 coun­tries at the World Eco­nom­ic Forum’s Annu­al Meet­ing in Tian­jin, Chi­na, to dis­cuss how inno­va­tion can improve the state of the world.

Through­out hun­dreds of pan­els, work­shops, pri­vate meet­ings and social gath­er­ings, we exam­ined how to deal with cli­mate change, how to invest in pub­lic infra­struc­ture, how to bet­ter reg­u­late finan­cial ser­vices, and dozens of oth­er press­ing top­ics. In address­ing these issues, every­one — inde­pen­dent of nation­al­i­ty or dis­ci­pline – brought to the table our most pre­cious asset: the amaz­ing Human Brain.

Dur­ing stim­u­lat­ing and cap­ti­vat­ing ses­sions we explored Read the rest of this entry »

On the convergence of neuroscience and electronic engineering

Brainfunction_electroniccircuitsTo under­stand the brain you need elec­tron­ic engi­neers too (The Con­ver­sa­tion):

Elec­tron­ic engi­neers are emerg­ing as impor­tant con­trib­u­tors to under­stand­ing of the work­ings of the human brain.

There is a rapid­ly grow­ing inter­sec­tion between elec­tron­ic engi­neer­ing and neu­ro­science. Read the rest of this entry »

European neuroscientists challenge the Human Brain Project as is

pyramidalcellsNeu­ro­sci­en­tists attack ‘off-course’ human brain project (BBC News):

Senior neu­ro­sci­en­tists have attacked the Human Brain Project, a bil­lion-pound Euro­pean Com­mis­sion ini­tia­tive aim­ing to sim­u­late the human brain. An open let­ter to the EC from over 200 sci­en­tists says the project is “not on course”, Read the rest of this entry »

To boost brainpower, ignore “smart drugs” and focus on experiences that harness neuroplasticity the right way

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Tra­di­tion­al sci­en­tif­ic ideas cast the human brain as a fixed and essen­tial­ly lim­it­ed sys­tem that only degrades with age. This view saw the brain as a rigid machine in many ways, pret­ty much set after child­hood. By con­trast, we have now come to appre­ci­ate that the human brain is actu­al­ly a high­ly dynam­ic and con­stant­ly reor­ga­niz­ing sys­tem, capa­ble of Read the rest of this entry »

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