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On neuroplasticity, psychedelics, forest bathing, drinking, sleep and more: The Month in Review

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Dear read­er,

It’s time for Sharp­Brains month­ly e-newslet­ter explor­ing the lat­est think­ing, sci­ence and tools for life­long brain health and men­tal well-being.

Enjoy!

New research:

New thinking:

New tools:

 

Have a great month of Sep­tem­ber, and please take a moment to share this e-newslet­ter with some­one who may enjoy it 🙂

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

$3 million available for innovative solutions aimed at older adults via The Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)

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Cen­tre for Aging + Brain Health Inno­va­tion announces up to $3 mil­lion in fund­ing avail­able to sup­port indus­try inno­va­tions in the field of aging and brain health (press release):

The Cen­tre for Aging + Brain Health Inno­va­tion (CABHI) announced today the sec­ond round of fund­ing avail­able through its Indus­try Inno­va­tion Part­ner­ship Pro­gram (I2P2). This pro­gram is designed to enable Read the rest of this entry »

Final days to submit scalable & non-pharmacological Brain Health proposals to MIT Solve’s Brain Health Challenge

Insuf­fi­cient brain health­care is one of the most per­va­sive and mul­ti-faceted prob­lems our world faces today. From the young to the old, the rich to the poor, those liv­ing in dense cities to iso­lat­ed farm­lands, any­one can be affect­ed by brain health prob­lems. Yet, cur­rent solu­tions to this prob­lem are lim­it­ed. While some inno­va­tions have made sig­nif­i­cant strides towards improved brain health, there is a press­ing need for stronger pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of cog­ni­tive health­care and more proac­tive inno­va­tion towards pre­ven­ta­tive treat­ments. Read the rest of this entry »

Applying to MIT Solve? Here are 4 Ways, and 20 Resources, to Upgrade Brain Health in the Digital Age

Insuf­fi­cient brain health­care is one of the most per­va­sive and mul­ti-faceted prob­lems our world faces today. From the young to the old, the rich to the poor, those liv­ing in dense cities to iso­lat­ed farm­lands, any­one can be affect­ed by brain health prob­lems. Yet, cur­rent solu­tions to this prob­lem are lim­it­ed. While some inno­va­tions have made sig­nif­i­cant strides towards improved brain health, there is a press­ing need for stronger pri­or­i­ti­za­tion of cog­ni­tive health­care and more proac­tive inno­va­tion towards pre­ven­ta­tive treat­ments.

Here’s what the new MIT Solve 2017 Glob­al Chal­lenge says about brain health:

Brain and men­tal well-being are crit­i­cal to the health and hap­pi­ness of the 7.5 bil­lion peo­ple who inhab­it our planet…shifting the con­ver­sa­tion from treat­ing brain dis­eases to improv­ing well-being may begin to dis­solve the cul­tur­al stig­ma that makes it dif­fi­cult for many to seek help.”

Con­tin­ue read­ing the arti­cle Four Ways to Upgrade Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age, by Sharp­Brains’ Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, with guide­lines and resources to:

  1. Pri­or­i­tize scal­able solu­tions for all
  2. Har­ness life­long neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty
  3. Har­ness per­va­sive tech­nolo­gies and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI)
  4. Edu­cate users and encour­age human-cen­tered inno­va­tion

The future of personalized brain stimulation via enhanced cognitive-emotive profiles: Key neurotechnology patent #31

cognitive-emotive profiles

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 7,460,903

Today we high­light a fas­ci­nat­ing 2008 patent describ­ing how to com­bine a num­ber of neu­rotech­nolo­gies (EEG feed­back, TMS brain stim­u­la­tion, monitoring/ train­ing soft­ware) to help “upgrade” one’s cog­ni­tive-emo­tive pro­file.

U.S. Patent No. 7,460,903: Method and sys­tem for a real time adap­tive sys­tem for effect­ing changes in cog­ni­tive-emo­tive pro­files

  • Inventor(s): Jaime A. Pine­da, Bren­dan Z. Alli­son
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Hybrid
  • Issue Date: Decem­ber 2, 2008

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘903 patent describes cou­pling neu­romon­i­tor­ing with brain activ­i­ty induc­ing tech­nolo­gies by com­bin­ing tech­niques includ­ing EEG brain­waves, TMS devices, and a set of soft­ware tools to enhance brain func­tion­al­i­ty in adap­tive and durable ways, via upgrad­ed indi­vid­ual cog­ni­tive-emo­tive pro­files. Read the rest of this entry »

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