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Maximizing the mental peak performance of astronauts, leaders…and everybody else

Enjoy this great ses­sion held at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit, fea­tur­ing:

  • Dr. Susan Jew­ell, Pres­i­dent of the Inter­na­tional Space Med­i­cine Con­sor­tium
  • Dr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy-Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLA Semel Insti­tute for Neu­ro­science
  • Dr. Bill Reich­man, Pres­i­dent of Bay­crest
  • Chair: Rajiv Pant, Chief Tech­nol­ogy Offi­cer of The New York Times

New market report analyzing the growing Digital Brain Health market 2012–2020

We are proud to release today what we believe is our best mar­ket intel­li­gence report so far, track­ing how ful­ly auto­mat­ed appli­ca­tions designed to assess, mon­i­tor and/ or enhance cog­ni­tion and brain func­tion­ing are trans­form­ing brain health, and health over­all.

Here are a few exam­ples of what we mean by Dig­i­tal Brain Health, select­ed from among the 5 Mar­ket Lead­ers and 10 Com­pa­nies to Watch in 2013/2014 iden­ti­fied through our com­pre­hen­sive analy­sis.

  • A 30-minute online brain health assess­ment and per­son­al­ized brain fit­ness pro­gram used by large com­pa­nies like Nation­wide Insur­ance and Accen­ture to improve employee’s pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and men­tal well­ness
  • An online cog­ni­tive train­ing pro­gram offered by sev­er­al large AAA chap­ters to mem­bers age 50+ to improve dri­ving safe­ty
  • A com­put­er­ized cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py offered by the NHS in the UK as a first-line inter­ven­tion for anx­i­ety and depres­sion
  • A ful­ly dig­i­tal head­set and plat­form that mea­sures basic brain states (such as lev­el of atten­tion) and is being used to help peo­ple med­i­tate bet­ter and reduce ADHD symp­toms
  • An iPad-based assess­ment that tracks cog­ni­tive per­for­mance over time to help detect con­cus­sions among football/ hock­ey play­ers and mil­i­tary per­son­nel Read the rest of this entry »

Invest in Brain Health to Drive Innovation and Prosperity

In an increas­ing­ly knowl­edge-based and inno­va­tion-dri­ven econ­o­my, human brains—not finan­cial capital—are becom­ing the pri­ma­ry dri­vers of busi­ness suc­cess. Engaged, cre­ative cit­i­zens and work­ers mean the dif­fer­ence between suc­cess and fail­ure at the orga­ni­za­tion­al and soci­etal lev­els.

Look­ing at the prob­lem from the per­spec­tive of brain health, there are Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging at the Huffington Post

Great news: I have been invit­ed to be one of the blog­gers at that fun news and blog­ging exper­i­ment called The Huff­in­g­ton Post. I appre­ci­ate very much the oppor­tu­ni­ty to engage a broad­er com­mu­ni­ty around the lat­est research on brain fit­ness and the brain fit­ness mar­ket, and around how to “exer­cise our brains” for hap­pi­ness, health, life­long learning and peak per­for­mance.

You can take a look at the first post: How “Say­ing Thanks” Will Make You Hap­pi­er.

SharpBrains.com/blog will keep being our main blog. Thank you for all your sup­port!

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