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May e‑newsletter: MIT Solve launches Brain Health Challenge, asking “How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?”

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ May e‑newsletter, high­light­ing what’s new in brain health and men­tal per­for­mance, and fea­tur­ing a very rel­e­vant MIT ini­tia­tive and a thought-pro­vok­ing study on the “Cog­ni­tive Divide.”

New thinking

 

New research

 

New tools

 

Have a great month of June and, for those based in the US, a great Memo­r­i­al Day week­end,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Update: New tools, research and thinking to promote Brain Health in the Digital Age

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The Times They Are a‑Changin.

In a recent sur­vey, 91% of those polled said that “Doc­tors should mon­i­tor cog­ni­tive health sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly, espe­cial­ly when pre­scrib­ing new medica­ments.

This is impor­tant news, as any­one who has expe­ri­enced neg­a­tive side-effects, cog­ni­tive or oth­er­wise, knows.

We need to upgrade our brain health sys­tem to reflect the real­i­ties, chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties in the 21st cen­tu­ry, in the midst of the Dig­i­tal Age we live in.

Where should we start? In this edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e‑newsletter, let’s take a look at some emerg­ing tools, sci­en­tif­ic stud­ies and fresh ideas. Hap­py read­ing, and have a great Fall:

New tools

New research

New thinking

 

Keeping the Brain in Mind: IBM and MIT partner to upgrade cognitive computing

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IBM and MIT team on cog­ni­tive com­put­ing, machine vision, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence for health­care

IBM Research and the Depart­ment of Brain and Cog­ni­tive Sci­ences at the Mass­a­chu­setts Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy have joined forces to fur­ther devel­op the sci­en­tif­ic field of machine vision – a core aspect of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence Read the rest of this entry »

July 14th @ MIT: Discussion about Neurotechnology and Depression

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Heads-up about an inter­est­ing event in Boston on July 14th. Neu­roso­lu­tions 2016: Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy and Depres­sion

  • Descrip­tion: Join us for a pan­el dis­cus­sion about Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy and Depres­sion, the first in a new series about apply­ing cut­ting-edge neu­rotech­nol­o­gy to press­ing soci­etal prob­lems, orga­nized by the MIT Cen­ter for Neu­ro­bi­o­log­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and Read the rest of this entry »

Non-invasive brain stimulation meets nanotechnology

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MIT Researchers Devel­op Wire­less, Non­in­va­sive Deep Brain Stim­u­la­tion Approach (Med Device online):

Sci­en­tists have intro­duced a nov­el method of admin­is­ter­ing brain stim­u­la­tion that requires no implants or exter­nal con­nec­tions. By inject­ing mag­net­ic nanopar­ti­cles into the brain, researchers have found that they can manip­u­late neu­rons by apply­ing exter­nal mag­net­ic fields Read the rest of this entry »

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