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Growing concern (and hope) about astronauts’ cognitive health during spaceflight

NASA astro­naut Scott Kel­ly checks out the Microsoft HoloLens aboard a space sta­tion on Feb­ru­ary 20, 2016. (Pho­to by NASA via Get­ty Images)

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About the con­cern: Brain MRI scans may help NASA plan safer mis­sions to space (Health Imag­ing):

Not a lot is known about cog­ni­tive impair­ment in humans dur­ing space­flight,” Don­na R. Roberts, MD, Med­ical Uni­ver­si­ty of South Carolina’s Depart­ment of Radi­ol­o­gy, said in a state­ment Read the rest of this entry »

When flying to Mars, make sure to monitor and enhance brain function (radiation exposure can hurt performance)

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Could a trip to Mars fry astro­nauts’ brains? (The Wash­ing­ton Post):

Brain dam­age. Mem­o­ry dete­ri­o­ra­tion. Intel­li­gence loss. This could be your brain on a trip to Mars…The find­ing, pub­lished in the open-source jour­nal Sci­ence Advances this month, could throw a wrench in the many ambi­tious mis­sions aimed at Read the rest of this entry »

New SharpBrains Summit Partner: The Mars Discovery District

mars discoveryWe’re hap­py to count on the sup­port from MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict, a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre locat­ed in Toron­to and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies Read the rest of this entry »

Brain fitness matters in Canada: Upcoming talks in Toronto and Victoria

speakerHeads up: I’ll be in Toron­to this Wednes­day and Thurs­day to speak  on “The Web as a Gym for the Brain” at mesh13, and to present our new book on How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age at MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict. If you’re attend­ing either, please say Hel­lo! Read the rest of this entry »

Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity

In an increas­ing­ly knowl­edge-based and inno­va­tion-dri­ven econ­o­my, human brains—not finan­cial capital—are becom­ing the pri­ma­ry dri­vers of busi­ness suc­cess. Engaged, cre­ative cit­i­zens and work­ers mean the dif­fer­ence between suc­cess and fail­ure at the orga­ni­za­tion­al and soci­etal lev­els.

Look­ing at the prob­lem from the per­spec­tive of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »

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