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Four reasons the future of brain health is digital, pervasive and bright

Hun­dreds of com­pa­nies and sci­ence labs around the globe are research­ing the inner work­ings of the human brain and mind, and devel­op­ing new ways to help brain own­ers be smarter, sharp­er, and health­i­er for longer.

What explains this flur­ry of activ­i­ty? Read the rest of this entry »

Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Last year I got very inter­est­ed in the func­tion­ing of the human brain and the sci­ence behind mind­ful­ness and learn­ing [1], so was quite excit­ed  to attend the Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit [2] in Decem­ber, indulging in the lat­est trends in applied neu­ro­science and dig­i­tal inno­va­tion.

The Sum­mit focused on the theme of rein­vent­ing brain health in the dig­i­tal age, and brought togeth­er lead­ing researchers, entre­pre­neurs, financiers and pol­i­cy­mak­ers pas­sion­ate with the mis­sion of mov­ing neu­ro­science and cog­ni­tive research from sci­ence labs towards appli­ca­tions in Health, Well­ness and Edu­ca­tion. Here’s a sum­ma­ry of the many things I dis­cov­ered. Read the rest of this entry »

Take cognitive/ emotional assessments and therapies to scale

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Look­ing for­ward to the vir­tu­al sum­mit next week…we can’t wait to explore and dis­cuss, on Tues­day, Decem­ber 6thhow to Take cognitive/ emo­tion­al assess­ments and ther­a­pies to scale. Three dig­i­tal health entrepreneurs–who have col­lec­tive­ly raised over $75 mil­lion in ven­ture cap­i­tal in the last 18 months– and an investor will dis­cuss their respec­tive visions and approach­es to rev­o­lu­tion­ize brain and men­tal health in areas such as ADHD, sub­stance abuse, and gen­er­al brain fit­ness.

  • Chair: Rita Carter, Sci­ence writer and BBC Con­trib­u­tor
  • Edward Kli­phuis, Invest­ment Direc­tor at Mer­ck Ven­tures
  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Corey McCann, CEO of Pear Ther­a­peu­tics
  • Derek Luke, CEO of Inter­aX­on

Learn more & Reg­is­ter Here

ANNOUNCEMENT: Initial Speakers for 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (Dec. 6–8th) — Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age

2016sharpbrainssummit_logoWe’re thrilled to announce the first round of speak­ers at the upcom­ing 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit (Decem­ber 6–8th). More to come…stay tuned! (and reg­is­ter soon to ben­e­fit from ear­ly-bird rates)

We can’t wait to dis­cuss the lat­est work and insights from…

  • Dr. Ali­son Fen­ney, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Indus­try Orga­ni­za­tion
  • Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO of Sharp­Brains
  • Dr. Bob Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy & Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA
  • Dr. Bri­an Iacoviel­lo, Direc­tor of Sci­en­tif­ic Affairs at Click Ther­a­peu­tics
  • Char­lie Hartwell, Oper­at­ing Part­ner at The Bridge Builders Col­lab­o­ra­tive
  • Derek Luke, CEO of Inter­aX­on
  • Dr. Eddie Mar­tuc­ci, CEO of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs
  • Dr. Eliz­a­beth Zelin­s­ki, Direc­tor of the Cen­ter for Dig­i­tal Aging at the Davis School of Geron­tol­ogy
  • Jes­si­ca Poulin, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of the Arrow­smith Pro­gram
  • Dr. Ken­neth Kosik, Co-Direc­tor of the Neu­ro­science Research Insti­tute at UC-San­ta Bar­bara
  • Mar­garet Moore, Co-Founder of the Insti­tute of Coach­ing at McLean Hos­pi­tal
  • Michael Meagher, Pres­i­dent of Cog­nic­i­ti
  • Dr. Peter White­house, Pro­fes­sor of Neu­rol­o­gy at Case West­ern Reserve Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Rita Carter, Sci­ence writer and BBC Con­trib­u­tor
  • Ruth Poli­akine Baruchi, CEO of Myn­dY­ou
  • Dr. Sarah Banks, Head of Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at the Cleve­land Clin­ic Lou Ruvo Cen­ter for Brain Health
  • Dr. Tej Tadi, CEO of Mind­Maze

Beyond the US college student’s brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age

Researchers and inno­va­tors in North Amer­ica, Europe and India explored the fron­tiers in applied brain research across the lifes­pan, from chil­dren to younger and old­er adults, help­ing make the case for tru­ly per­son­al­ized Read the rest of this entry »

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