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Smart brains up in Canada: 11 early-stage neurotech entrepreneurs receive award by The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI)

A record 11 Ontario innovators awarded $50,000 to become Ontario Neurotech Entrepreneurs (press release):

“The Ontario Brain Institute [OBI] today announced the 2017 winners of its pioneering Ontario Neurotech (ONtrepreneurs) program to help early-stage entrepreneurs take their ideas “from the lab to the marketplace.”

Since 2012, the ONtrepreneurs program has awarded $50,000 to each winner and has supported 34 entrepreneurs to-date. The program flows directly from OBI’s mandate to unlock the huge commercial and medical potential from what is already one of the largest communities of brain scientists in the world. One new benefit, through a collaboration with IBM Canada, is the opportunity to access the entrepreneurial services offered through IBM Global Entrepreneur Program Read the rest of this entry »

Fully concentrated on task at hand? Then your computer won’t distract you

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Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,055,722

Today we highlight a fascinating patent by IBM that leverages brain monitoring (including EEG feedback) to suppress distracting notifications–hopefully such a system will become available soon!  Read the rest of this entry »

Update: New tools, research and thinking to promote Brain Health in the Digital Age

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The Times They Are a-Changin.

In a recent survey, 91% of those polled said that “Doctors should monitor cognitive health systematically, especially when prescribing new medicaments.

This is important news, as anyone who has experienced negative side-effects, cognitive or otherwise, knows.

We need to upgrade our brain health system to reflect the realities, challenges and opportunities in the 21st century, in the midst of the Digital Age we live in.

Where should we start? In this edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter, let’s take a look at some emerging tools, scientific studies and fresh ideas. Happy reading, and have a great Fall:

New tools

New research

New thinking

 

Keeping the Brain in Mind: IBM and MIT partner to upgrade cognitive computing

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IBM and MIT team on cognitive computing, machine vision, artificial intelligence for healthcare

“IBM Research and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have joined forces to further develop the scientific field of machine vision – a core aspect of artificial intelligence Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Neuroscience 2.0 — Taking the brain lab to the people

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ July e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain-related news and insights.

First of all, a reminder to Save the Date for 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (November 17-19th), where leading experts will discuss Monitoring Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (to register with 10% discount, use this code: sharp2015).

New tools:

New research:

More on Pervasive Neurotechnologies:

Finally, we are proud to welcome “Fitness mózgu” — The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, now in Polish!

Have a great month of August

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