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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 »

Empowering communities with better brain health tools and literacy

What role should community and caregivers play in brain health and mental health, and how can technology aid their efforts–for example in sharing relevant data with/ from doctors? How are we going to educate and empower everyone with essential knowledge and best practices?

  • Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Dr. Elizabeth Zelinski, Director of the Center for Digital Aging at the Davis School of Gerontology
  • Michael Meagher, President of Cogniciti
  • Dr. Neal Cohen, clinical psychologist at The Synapse System

These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).

Under what conditions does brain training work?

Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17-19th), featuring this fantastic session:

Wednesday November 18th, 12.30 – 1.45 pm. Under what conditions does brain training work?

Despite ongo­ing con­tro­ver­sies, the evi­dence is clear: Some brain train­ing inter­ven­tions work, and some don’t. What explains the dif­fer­ence? What con­di­tions max­i­mize the prob­a­bil­ity of trans­fer into real-life ben­e­fits? Under­stand­ing these con­di­tions, as out­lined in The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness, is cru­cial to sep­a­rate wheat from chaff.

  • Chair: Dr. Peter Whitehouse, Professor of Neurology at Case Western Reserve University
  • Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Co-Founder of SharpBrains
  • Dr. Bruce E. Wexler, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University
  • Dr. Glenn Morrison, Director of Clinical Trials at Lumosity
  • Dr. Roy Hamilton, Assistant Professor in Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania

–> To learn more and register, visit the 2015 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neurotechnology Era (November 17-19th). 10%-off promo code: sharp2015

Study: Brain imaging not accurate or sensitive enough (yet) to detect Alzheimer’s disease in primary care settings

dementia_pet_imagingAccuracy of dementia brain imaging must improve (University of East Anglia release):

“A report published today in The Lancet Neurology evaluates for the first time how well different types of brain imaging tests work to detect Alzheimer’s and predict how the disease will progress.

The results show that the accuracy of brain imaging must be improved before it can be rolled out Read the rest of this entry »

Natus Medical ranked #28 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

Founded in 1989, Natus Medical is an independent company that manufactures medical devices for a range of conditions. Their products span newborn care, neurology, sleep, hearing, and balance. Their key IP in noninvasive neurotechnology focuses on diagnostic and monitoring devices Read the rest of this entry »

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