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Study finds training-induced neuroplasticity even in patients with chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Images show pre­frontal con­nec­tiv­i­ty pat­terns after cog­ni­tive train­ing in indi­vid­u­als who suf­fered trau­mat­ic brain injury. Kih­wan Han et al (2018)

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Cog­ni­tive train­ing reduces depres­sion, rebuilds injured brain struc­ture & con­nec­tiv­i­ty after trau­mat­ic brain injury (UT-Dal­las release):

New research from the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Dal­las shows that cer­tain cog­ni­tive train­ing exer­cis­es can help reduce depres­sion and improve brain health in indi­vid­u­als years after they have suf­fered a trau­mat­ic brain injury (TBI).

The recent study Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s improve Brain Health Literacy during Brain Awareness Week 2018

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Please join us in get­ting ready to cel­e­brate Brain Aware­ness Week 2018 (March 12–18th), the annu­al glob­al cam­paign orga­nized by the Dana Foun­da­tion to increase pub­lic aware­ness about the progress and ben­e­fits of brain research.

To learn about activ­i­ties in your area, please vis­it BAW’s Inter­na­tion­al Cal­en­dar of events.

And remem­ber you don’t need to trav­el any­where to improve your brain health lit­er­a­cy and to adopt smarter, brain-friend­ly habits. Here are ten use­ful facts and tips com­ing from the hun­dreds of sci­en­tif­ic stud­ies ana­lyzed to pre­pare the book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Improve Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age:

1. Genes do not deter­mine the fate of our brains. As evi­denced by life­long neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, our lifestyles are even more impor­tant than our genes in shap­ing how our brains grow and our minds evolve. Read the rest of this entry »

Click Therapeutics, AUGMENTx, Sincrolab: Top Brainnovations to improve Brain Health & Performance

Top Brain­no­va­tion to improve Brain Health & Per­for­mance (record­ing requires reg­is­tra­tion; view slid­edeck above or Here)The three Final­ists were:

  • Click Ther­a­peu­tics – pitch by David Klein, Co-Founder & CEO
  • AUG­MEN­Tx (WINNER) – pitch by Dr. Albert Kwon, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Sin­cro­lab – pitch by Igna­cio de Ramon, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Judged by: Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at Ban­ner Health; Col­in Mil­ner, Founder and CEO of the Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil on Active Aging (ICAA); Dan­ny Dankn­er, CEO and Co-founder of Applied Cog­ni­tive Engi­neer­ing; Zack Lynch, Gen­er­al Part­ner at JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners

Slid­edeck sup­port­ing ses­sion held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th).

Explore new ways to improve Brain Health & Performance @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th)

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We can’t wait:  the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit next week (Decem­ber 5–7th) will host a Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test to dis­cuss the lat­est tech­nolo­gies for Brain Health & Enhance­ment, and 12 select­ed star­tups will get to pitch their inno­v­a­tive approach and solu­tions to our dis­tin­guished Judges –our very own “Sharp Tank”– and to all Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants. Read the rest of this entry »

UT Dallas, October 19th: Public grand opening of the new Brain Performance Institute by the Center for BrainHealth

New Brain Per­for­mance Insti­tute at UT Dal­las (Pho­to by Albert Vac­er­ka, Esto Pho­to­graph­ics)

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We are hap­py to announce that the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at UT Dal­las, an esteemed Part­ner of the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, is open­ing a fan­tas­tic new home for its Brain Per­for­mance Insti­tute.

Leanne Young, exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Brain Per­for­mance Insti­tute, makes one cru­cial point about their mis­sion and vision: Read the rest of this entry »

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