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The Luria Neuroscience Institute announces new webinar series on Executive Functions, Dementia, TBI, Creativity and more

Hap­py to share that the Luria Neu­ro­science Insti­tute, an esteemed Part­ner of the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit, is host­ing a new webi­nar series aimed at bet­ter equip­ping pro­fes­sion­als help­ing those with men­tal health and with brain and brain dis­or­ders.

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Harnessing brain training games to better research, prevent and treat Alzheimer’s Disease


Brain Train­ing Data­base: Trea­sure Trove for Pre­clin­i­cal Alzheimer’s Research? (Alz­fo­rum):

Some researchers think brain games in general—which adapt to each user’s cog­ni­tive ability—may one day serve as cog­ni­tive diag­nos­tics to Read the rest of this entry »

Who will be the personal brain trainers of the future?

brainBrain-fit­ness indus­try caters to wor­ried boomers (Crain’s):

Mr. Fernandez…compares the brain-fit­ness indus­try of today with the phys­i­cal-fit­ness indus­try of half a cen­tu­ry or more ago. Where­as once there were no health clubs or per­son­al train­ers, today they’re ubiq­ui­tous. “Who will be the per­son­al brain train­ers of the future?” he says. “Are they going to be doc­tors, life coach­es, neu­ropsy­chol­o­gists? Will health clubs Read the rest of this entry »

Addressing cognitive deficits due to ADHD or leukemia/ brain tumor treatments

fog brainThe Sci­ence Behind ‘Brain Train­ing’ (The Atlantic):

Julie Schweitzer, direc­tor of the ADHD Pro­gram at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia in Davis’s MIND Insti­tute, con­duct­ed a ran­dom­ized study of chil­dren diag­nosed with ADHD. When pub­lished in July 2012 in the jour­nal Neu­rother­a­peu­tics, Schweitzer’s study found that chil­dren Read the rest of this entry »

What Summit Speakers and Participants Say About Brain Check-ups, Cognitive Wellness, and More

On Sep­tem­ber 19–20th, 2013, over 30+ speak­ers at the fron­tier of Brain, Health and Inno­va­tion will engage with over 200 pro­fes­sion­als in North Amer­i­ca and abroad. You can check out the quite amaz­ing Speak­er Bios and Sum­mit Agen­da. Also, as part of Sharp­Brains’ new inter­view series, here’s what sev­er­al Sum­mit Speak­ers and Par­tic­i­pants have to say about the oppor­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges at hand:

Corinna_LathanCori Lath­an: It’s time for an annu­al brain check-up, a “brain ther­mome­ter”

Q: Where do you see clear “low-hang­ing fruit” to enhance behav­ioral and brain health based on neu­ro­science and inno­va­tion?
A: An annu­al brain check-up or “brain ther­mome­ter” that tracks cog­ni­tive health the way we cur­rently track many oth­er health indi­ca­tions like weight and blood pres­sure. Read the rest of this entry »

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