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An amazing ecosystem for brain health & enhancement: Announcing 12 Sponsors and Partners @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

With 12 weeks to go, we’re excited to announce some incredible sponsors and partners fully on board to support and ensure an excellent 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th).

Let’s give a major shout-out and huge thank you to the following 2017 Sponsors and Partners:

Gold Sponsors

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families. Its Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH), founded in collaboration with Age UK, is an independent collaborative created to provide trusted information on how to maintain and improve brain health.

VieLight has a mission to engineer and commercialize non-invasive devices harnessing photobiomodulation that are safe and effective, easy to use and affordable – all to truly help improve one’s quality of life. Officially incorporated in Canada in 2011, Vielight’s footprint currently covers North America, Europe, Australia and more.

Silver Sponsors

arpf

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is dedicated to reducing the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease by conducting clinical research and providing educational outreach. Established in 1993, its mission is to make available information to empower people to build healthy brains, including its new Brain Longevity Therapy Training.

Arrowsmith Program

The Arrowsmith Program, available in public and private schools in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand is a comprehensive suite of cognitive programs for students with learning disabilities that targets 19 areas of the brain that are most commonly involved in learning.

Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the USA, employing more than 50,000 dedicated and caring staff members in 29 hospitals and other settings, including home care and hospice, research facilities, long-term care, nursing registries, surgery centers, physician clinics and practices, laboratories and rehabilitation services.

Lumosity

Lumosity was founded to help people keep their brains challenged thanks to a simple online tool allowing anyone to train core cognitive abilities. From neuroscience to visual art, they combine diverse disciplines to create engaging brain training programs and, through the Human Cognition Project, they collaborate with over 100 leading researchers, clinicians and teachers from institutions around the world.

Partners

If your organization would like to get involved as a Summit Sponsor or Partner, there’s still time and a few opportunities remaining! Please check details here and contact us.

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Belén Guerra-Carrillo to speak about Cognition, Learning and How to Conduct a 200,000-participant Study at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Proud to confirm a new excellent Speaker @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th).

Belén Guerra-Carrillo is an NSF fellow and a doctoral student at UC Berkeley in Prof. Silvia Bunge’s Building Blocks of Cognition Lab. She is particularly interested in the neural and cognitive mechanisms that give rise to changes that occur as a result of learning, and uses multiple methodologies–eye-tracking, neuroimaging, big data and more– to gain a richer picture of how and when these changes take place, as well as the factors that may influence individual learning trajectories, as evidenced by the fascinating recent study published just two weeks ago and outlined below.

UC Berkeley study links cognitive longevity to higher education (The Daily Californian):

“A study led by campus researchers found that higher levels of education are linked to later ages of peak cognitive performance…The team was able to use anonymous data gathered from almost 200,000 subscribers to Lumosity, an online cognitive training program, whose users consented that their results could be used for scientific research. Lumosity became involved in the study through its Human Cognition Project, which aims to provide researchers with cognitive data from Lumosity’s training tools Read the rest of this entry »

Large study highlights the cognitive enhancement value of both higher education and lifelong learning

 

Courtesy David Lee at The Daily Californian

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UC Berkeley study links cognitive longevity to higher education (The Daily Californian):

“A study led by campus researchers found that higher levels of education are linked to later ages of peak cognitive performance…The team was able to use anonymous data gathered from almost 200,000 subscribers to Lumosity, an online cognitive training program, whose users consented that their results could be used for scientific research. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution

Hundreds of companies around the globe, now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook,  are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier.

What explains this flurry of activity? Where may it be headed?

To help you understand what’s going on, let me highlight five key facts that emerged from the recent SharpBrains Virtual Summit.

 

Fact 1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, and everyone needs help

Consider all unmet needs derived from the traditional pharma-exclusive approach to brain health.

Learning and cognitive disabilities in children are growing significantly, from ADHD and OCD, to autism. The related emotional and economic burden is substantial — yet, over 60-70% of those with treatment have poor outcomes, and many who need help don’t get any.

Globally, around 350 million people suffer from depression. Add to that substance abuse, and we are talking hundreds of millions of people without proper care and very high relapse rates for the lucky ones getting help.

Concussions and brain impairments pervade through millions of veterans and high-contact sports practitioners, yet diagnosis and treatments are elusive.

And let’s not forget the perfectly healthy. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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