Experts at the leading edge of brain science and technology shared best practices to link brain health and mental health with wider priorities such as educational outcomes, workplace performance and resilience, lifelong learning, general happiness and well-being. [Read more…] about “Our health starts and ends with brain health” — Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
- What: Neuropsychology of the future and how we can prepare for it today
- When: Saturday May 6th, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm
- Where: Podell Auditorium in Bernstein Pavilion, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 10 Nathan D Perlman Place NY, NY 10003
Please join prominent neuropsychologists and industry leaders to explore the future of neuropsychology and how you can harness recent findings and technologies to prepare for [Read more…] about May 6th, New York City: Anticipating and Shaping the Neuropsychology of the Future
Hundreds of companies around the globe, now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook, are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier.
What explains this flurry of activity? Where may it be headed?
To help you understand what’s going on, let me highlight five key facts that emerged from the recent SharpBrains Virtual Summit.
Fact 1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, and everyone needs help
Consider all unmet needs derived from the traditional pharma-exclusive approach to brain health.
Learning and cognitive disabilities in children are growing significantly, from ADHD and OCD, to autism. The related emotional and economic burden is substantial — yet, over 60–70% of those with treatment have poor outcomes, and many who need help don’t get any.
Globally, around 350 million people suffer from depression. Add to that substance abuse, and we are talking hundreds of millions of people without proper care and very high relapse rates for the lucky ones getting help.
Concussions and brain impairments pervade through millions of veterans and high-contact sports practitioners, yet diagnosis and treatments are elusive.
And let’s not forget the perfectly healthy. [Read more…] about 5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution
Hundreds of companies and science labs around the globe are researching the inner workings of the human brain and mind, and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier for longer.
What explains this flurry of activity? [Read more…] about Four reasons the future of brain health is digital, pervasive and bright
Last week I shared some key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health, based on my participation at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, and promised a second article more focused on the technology side of things.
Here it is 🙂
Just a few weeks after the SharpBrains Summit I also attended CES 2017. While I enjoyed the myriad emerging technologies –autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones, augmented and virtual reality headsets, voice activated everything– I was mostly struck by a firm named Halo Neuroscience. They have a fascinating wearable product, Halo Sport, claiming to accelerate gains in strength, explosiveness, endurance, and muscle memory, improving the brain’s response to athletic training. It uses tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation), essentially priming movement-related circuits of the brain to become more receptive to stimuli, helping the brain wire in the practice for improved future response.
The cutting edge of applied neuroplasticity
Both conferences allowed me to see the cutting edge of [Read more…] about Witnessing an explosion of consumer-facing neurotechnologies to (potentially) harness lifelong neuroplasticity
Experts at the leading edge of brain science and technology shared best practices to link brain health and mental health with wider priorities such as educational outcomes, workplace performance and resilience, lifelong learning, general happiness and well-being.
- Chair: Alexandra Morehouse, Chief Marketing Officer of Banner Health
- Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas
- Scott Pawson, Sr. Product Manager, New Product Lead at Pearson Clinical Assessment
- Dr. Kenneth Kosik, Co-Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute at UC-Santa Barbara
This presentation took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6–8th, 2016).