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14 new Speakers, including Rutger’s April Benasich and EMOTIV’s Olivier Oullier, at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th)

Proud to announce excellent additions to the stellar Speaker Roster at the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5-7th).

As director of the Infancy Studies Laboratory at the Rutgers Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience,  Dr. April Benasich’s research focuses on brain development in infancy and early childhood, specifically the neural processes necessary for normal language and cognitive development. She uses a mix of cutting-edge technologies, including measurement of auditory evoked brain potentials (EEG/ERPs) and naturally sleeping MRI/fMRI, that add converging noninvasive physiological measures to her lab’s extensive behavioral battery.

Dr. Olivier Oullier, just appointed as the new President of EMOTIV, is a neuroscientist, strategist, and contributor to Fortune Magazine, He is the former Head of Strategy in Global Health and Healthcare and Member of the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum, where he was in charge of an international project on value-based care involving more than 50 global companies and organizations. Olivier is a Full Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Aix-Marseille University and taught at the Universities of Oxford and Geneva’s executive education programs.

And, pitching the latest thinking and solutions for brain health and performance, during the Brainnovations Pitch Contest we will see (you can check out their bios here): Read the rest of this entry »

Announcing new Sponsor & Partners to support the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th)

Proud to announce a new Summit Sponsor and two new Summit Partners helping make the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit a great success!

New Silver Sponsor

EMOTIV is a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain using electroencephalography (EEG) with a mission to empower individuals and accelerate brain research globally. During Expo Day, the company will present new applications of their EEG-based solutions.

New Partners

The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience and establishing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.

NeuroTechX is a non-profit organization with a mission to build a strong neurotechnology community by providing key resources and learning opportunities.

 

About the Summit

— Brainnovations Judging Panel

The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th, 2017) will feature over forty of the world’s top experts and innovators working on ways to enhance our brain health and performance in light of emerging neuroscience and digital technologies, and feature a fun Brainnovations Pitch Contest. To Learn More & Register, please click HERE.

Executive Functions in Health and Disease: New book to help integrate Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

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Neuroscience used to be the monopoly of a few elite universities located in a handful of countries. Neuropsychology used to be a quaint niche discipline relatively unconnected to the larger world of neuroscience and content in its methods with paper-and-pencil tests. Read the rest of this entry »

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds Neurotechnology Hubs and innovative tools to advance research on Brain & Behavior

 

— Cornell University neuroscientist Chris Xu will study how brains produce behavior in species across a range of sizes.

NSF issues awards to advance a national research infrastructure for neuroscience (press release by the National Science Foundation):

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) has made 17 Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience (NeuroNex) awards to aid the research community as it pursues one of its grandest challenges: understanding the brain.

These projects will support the development of innovative, accessible and shared capabilities and resources, as well as theoretical frameworks and computational modeling to advance neuroscience research Read the rest of this entry »

Final 48 Hours to Register @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Enhancement in the Digital Age at Super Saver Rates

— Brainnovations Judging Panel

Heads-up: The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th, 2017) will feature over thirty of the world’s top experts and innovators working on ways to enhance our brain health and performance in light of emerging neuroscience and digital technologies.

Additionally, and for the first time, it will host a Brainnovations Pitch Contest to foster collaborative problem-solving between scientists, practitioners, technologists and entrepreneurs. Early-stage startups will submit their elevator pitch and 1-2 page business plan, and up to 16 selected Finalists will get to pitch their idea to the Judges and to all Summit participants in one of four categories: Healthcare, Workplace, Education, and Quality of Life.

–> Learn More & Register HERE. Super Saver discounted rates end on Tuesday, August 1st.

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