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Update: Survey of scientific, technological & market trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age

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Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ e-newslet­ter explor­ing the lat­est dig­i­tal brain health tech­nolo­gies, neu­ro­science find­ings and insights for  life­long brain health and men­tal health.

New tools:

New research:

New thinking:

 

Final­ly, here you are a fun brain teas­er to chal­lenge your frontal lobes.

 

We hope you enjoy all the neu­ro-stim­u­lat­ing read­ing 🙂

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Study: Both maternal and parental obesity linked to young children’s neurodevelopmental delays

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Parental obe­si­ty linked to delays in child devel­op­ment, NIH study sug­gests (NIH press release):

Chil­dren of obese par­ents may be at risk for devel­op­men­tal delays, accord­ing to a study by researchers at the Nation­al Insti­tutes of Health. The inves­ti­ga­tors found that chil­dren of obese moth­ers were more like­ly to fail tests of fine motor skill—the abil­i­ty to con­trol move­ment of small mus­cles, such as those in the fin­gers and hands. Chil­dren of obese fathers were more like­ly to fail mea­sures of Read the rest of this entry »

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Forum on the Future Impact of Neuroscience and Behavior Change

The Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion just announced a new ini­tia­tive of their Pio­neer port­fo­lio:

On Novem­ber 11–12, the Robert Wood John­son Foun­da­tion (RWJF), work­ing with the Mon­i­tor Insti­tute, will wel­come a small group of researchers, aca­d­e­mics, physi­cians and indus­try lead­ers in the fields of neu­rotech­nol­o­gy, neu­rode­vel­op­ment and behav­ior change for a Forum on the Future Impact of Neu­ro­science and Behav­ior Change.

The ques­tion: what could neu­ro­science inno­va­tion mean for the future of health and health care?

This blog post con­tains the list of  par­tic­i­pants (hon­ored to be one) and an excel­lent con­tex­tu­al overview.

Foun­da­tion staff will blog and tweet the event (haven’t seen the hash­tag yet); I will link to good mate­ri­als and offer my own per­spec­tive focused on that “neu­rode­vel­op­ment” aspect and, over­all, where/ how research and the real-world can “dance” with each oth­er.

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