Thank you to all the Brain Awareness Week enthusiasts who entered our 2020 Brain Awareness Week Sticker Design Contest! The Dana Foundation received many wonderful and creative design submissions, and we’re pleased to announce that we’ve narrowed it down to our five finalists. Now it’s YOUR turn to choose the winning design! [Read more…] about Help select the campaign sticker for Brain Awareness Week 2020
We are proud that Amazon India has selected The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age as part of its Kindle Weekly Deal running from October 13th to the 17th — when many bestselling eBooks will be discounted to just 49 rupees.
– To benefit from the promotion, click HERE.
– Readers in other countries can purchase the book at regular prices by clicking HERE. The book is also available in Spanish, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese. [Read more…] about Attention, readers in India: Amazon.in includes The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness in Kindle Weekly Deal
It’s time for SharpBrains e‑newsletter discussing the latest research and innovations to help promote brain health, opening in this occasion with a large and worrying study tracking the long-term neural impact of commonly prescribed medications.
New brain research:
- First, do no harm? Common anticholinergic meds seen to increase dementia risk
- …which is one of the many reasons why these 10 highlights from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit are so important to shape a better system and future
- New study reinforces the importance of walking through forests for mental and general health
- AARP: A majority of Americans believe dietary supplements improve brain health, despite the lack of evidence
New brain technology:
- The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) announces six new ONtrepreneurs working at the frontier of applied neurotech
- Monitoring the body’s electrical signalling to enhance brain health
- Few wearable neurotechnologies have been directly tested by high-quality, peer-reviewed research
New brain thinking:
- Watch all Recordings from the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
- July 9th in Toronto, Canada: Latest research findings on Neuroplasticity and Neuropsychology
- Kindle Countdown Deal to read over the summer (and apply!) a great book on brain health and neuro-fitness
- People spent $1.9 billion last year on apps to keep their brains sharp as they age — here’s what actually works
Last but not least, here is a fun brain teaser for the weekend. What do you see?
Have a great month of July,
The SharpBrains Team
Event description: Join Barbara Arrowsmith Young as Dr Greg Rose presents his latest research findings about the Arrowsmith Program. Dr Rose at Southern Illinois University is currently undertaking three research studies on the Arrowsmith Program and also involved in an international systematic research effort to understand how the Arrowsmith Program changes brain functioning and how this translates into improved cognitive behaviour. [Read more…] about July 9th in Toronto, Canada: Latest research findings on Neuroplasticity, Brain Connectivity and Neuropsychological Measures
‘Beep!’ This is one of the most maddening computer games I’ve ever played. I’m tracking a flock of birds, and when I hit the right one, it explodes with a satisfying ‘phutt’. But as I get better at spotting them, the birds scatter ever more wildly across the screen, and I hear that unforgiving ‘beep’: you missed.
Frankly, I feel like giving up. But many players don’t dare. For this is HawkEye, a brain-training program that claims it can sharpen my brain beyond simply getting faster at mouse-clicking. Trials have found that older people who play enough hours of this particular kind of game have fewer car crashes — and even, apparently, a lower risk of dementia … Keep reading article Train your brain: How to keep your mind young over at Spectator website.
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Excited to announce the three groundbreaking startups that will get to pitch their idea and solutions at the Brainnovations Pitch Contest on May 8th, during Day 2 of the 2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (May 7–9th).
These are the selected Finalists, together with their summary elevator pitch. Please join us in celebrating their work so far and in wishing them all the best at the pitch contest!
- Elevator pitch: Our vision is to develop digital therapies healing mind and body, leveraging innovation in consumer technology to deliver advanced, non-drug clinical interventions for a wide range of conditions in CNS and Inflammation. We will combine consumer-facing bioelectronic devices with proven digital therapeutics in a mobile platform.
- Presenter: Kate Sharadin, Founder & CEO
- Elevator pitch: We are developing a brain-computer computer-brain interface that utilises latest technologies for delivering safe, effective and trustworthy non-invasive brain stimulation for applications ranging from focus and concentration to meditation and beyond.
- Presenter: Nickolai Vysokov, Co-Founder & CEO
Finalist: Sana Health
- Elevator pitch: Sana is a neuromodulation device for pain, addiction and anxiety. The device uses pulses of light and sound to guide the user into a deep state of relaxation, and increase neuroplasticity. We have completed successful trials in Opioid use disorder and fibromyalgia, and aim to pass FDA in September.
- Presenter: Richard Hanbury, Founder & CEO