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Australian neurotech firm raises $4m to develop neurofeedback-based headband aimed at helping kids with autism relax and better engage

 

Neurotech founder Adrian Trevisan (left) with chief executive Wolfgang Storf (right)

Neurotech raises $4m for medical device (Business News Western Australia):

“Medical technology company Neurotech International has tapped investors for $4m to fund further development of its Mente Autism device…which uses neurofeedback technology to help children with autism spectrum disorder.” Read the rest of this entry »

Executive Functions in Health and Disease: New book to help integrate Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

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Neuroscience used to be the monopoly of a few elite universities located in a handful of countries. Neuropsychology used to be a quaint niche discipline relatively unconnected to the larger world of neuroscience and content in its methods with paper-and-pencil tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Trend: With 25% of US physicians aged 65+, hospitals test older doctors on mental and physical acuity

When Are Doctors Too Old to Practice? (The Wall Street Journal):

“In February, Robert Brown received an email that left him troubled. The New Jersey hospital where the 71-year-old pediatrician was practicing informed him that doctors age 72 and older would have to take a test to assess their physical and mental health—or risk losing their privileges Read the rest of this entry »

For invasive cognitive enhancement to work, firms will need to validate both the “neuro” and the “tech”

A Hardware Update for the Human Brain (The Wall Street Journal):

“The field that gave Emily her life back is known as neurotechnology, or simply neurotech—a marriage of neurology, neuroscience, neurosurgery and the kind of hardware that goes into smartphones. Today, most neurotech companies are focused on medical applications, which Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming Q&A on the Future of Brain Health to celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Infographic based on 2011 SharpBrains Summit's Meeting Report

Alvaro Fernandez, co-founder and CEO of SharpBrains, has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an honor recognizing the most distinguished leaders under age 40 from around the world.

Mr. Fernandez will discuss “How to Retool Brain Health for the 21st Century” via a one-hour virtual Q&A session hosted live at SharpBrains.com on Friday, March 16 from 10 to 11a.m. US Eastern Time. The conversation will be based on the Meeting Report from the 2011 SharpBrains Summit, which gathered 250+ innovators worldwide.

“The way we do brain health is essentially broken,” he said. “We need a new culture and toolkit to empower sharp brains of all ages to take more proactive care of their brain.” Read the rest of this entry »

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