Mightier, provider of a ground-breaking video game system for teaching children emotional regulation, today announced the company has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to support research on the impact of video games on improving children’s mental health. [Read more…] about Can biofeedback-based videogames help children better manage stress? Magellan Health and Mightier secure $2 million NIMH grant to investigate
Join the disruptors of health science (Nature):
Thomas R. Insel’s biggest lesson from his shift from NIMH director to Silicon Valley entrepreneur: academic and technology company researchers should partner up.
“In early 2015, I testified with several other National Institutes of Health (NIH) directors at an annual hearing held by the US Senate. It was my 13th and final year as director of the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in Bethesda, Maryland. What struck me most was how [Read more…] about Required: Deep partnerships between industry and academia to upgrade healthcare and biomedical research via Big Data
We are proud to announce these 40 confirmed Summit Speakers, Chairs and Judges at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on December 5–7th. What an incredible brain trust shaping the future of brain health and enhancement!
Here are just a few:
Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology and Founding Director of Neuroscape at UCSF
Dr. Gazzaley is a faculty member in the Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry departments, and Director of a cognitive neuroscience laboratory conducting research on the neural mechanisms of attention and memory. Dr. Gazzaley is also co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive Labs, a company developing therapeutic video games, and co-founder and Chief Scientist of JAZZ Venture Partners, a venture capital firm investing in experiential technology to improve human performance.
Dr. Adam Haim, Chief of the Clinical Trials Operations and
Alexandra Morehouse, CMO of Banner Health
Alexandra M. Morehouse is Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems. Prior to Banner Health, she was the Vice President of Brand Management at Kaiser Permanente, and CMO of AAA. She has served on the boards of the Harvard Business School Community Partners, SnapFish, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ODC Dance, and UC Davis.
Dr. Alison Fenney, Executive Director of the Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO)
Dr. Fenney runs the Neurotechnology Industry Organization, a global trade association representing companies involved in neuroscience, brain research institutes and patient advocacy groups. Prior to NIO, Alison was Manager of Industry Relations at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) in Canada, and also worked in Equity Research at Bloom Burton & Co.
Álvaro Fernández, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains
Álvaro Fernández, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, runs SharpBrains, an independent market research firm tracking health and performance applications of brain science. Mr. Fernandez is the co-author of “The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age”, and the Editor-in-chief of SharpBrains’ market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology.
For more, here you can Meet 40 Experts and Innovators at the frontier of Brain Health & Enhancement.
We are proud to share what’s already shaping up to be a quite spectacular and unique Speaking Roster at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, starting with Thomas R. lnsel, MD, a psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and currently a co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health. From 2002–2015, Dr. Insel served as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), [Read more…] about Dr. Tom Insel and 12 other world-class brain experts confirmed to Speak @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th, 2017)
Time for SharpBrains’ May e‑newsletter, highlighting what’s new in brain health and mental performance, and featuring a very relevant MIT initiative and a thought-provoking study on the “Cognitive Divide.”
- MIT Solve launches Brain Health Challenge: How can every person improve their brain health and mental resilience?
- Mental Health Innovation and Dr. Tom Insel: from the NIMH to Google/ Verily Life Sciences to Startup Mindstrong
- Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright (related slides here)
- Eight research teams working with DARPA to discover best ways to activate neuroplasticity and accelerate learning
- Researchers propose four “neurorights” to harness neurotechnology for good: cognitive liberty, mental privacy, mental integrity, and psychological continuity
- Is modernity leading to a growing Cognitive Divide?
- Physically-active video games (‘exergames’) boost cognition more than physical activity alone
- Common medication treatments for PTSD can increase the risk of developing dementia
- Study identifies brain circuits enabling four-year-olds to “put themselves in other people’s shoes”
- Want a music system that lifts you up when you’re feeling down? Meet this audio headset with bio-signal sensors (NeuroSky patent)
- Evaluating neural responses via EEG brain data in virtual reality environments (Nielsen patent)
- Connecting cardiological and neurological health (Medtronic patent)
- Start-up Aira raises $12M, showing the way for cognitive science and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the lives of blind and low vision individuals
Have a great month of June and, for those based in the US, a great Memorial Day weekend,
The SharpBrains Team
“Can a smartphone detect whether a user is suicidal or depressed?
That’s the promise of an exploding number of mental health entrepreneurs, who are exploring opportunities to monitor users’ smartphone behavior to detect a variety of symptoms — all with their consent. [Read more…] about Mental Health Innovation and Dr. Tom Insel: from the NIMH to Google/ Verily Life Sciences to Startup Mindstrong