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Neurotech gone pervasive

This Is Your Brain on Business (Fortune):

“…here’s a sign of how quickly things move in neuroscience: Earlier this year, another paraplegic man, Rodrigo Hübner Mendes, became the first person to drive a race car solely with his mind.

Some might even argue that mind controlled driving is not as impressive as making paralyzed people move their limbs—since for neuroscientists, controlling objects thanks to cutting-edge brain-computer interfaces has become quite common. What is noteworthy in Hübner Mendes’ driving performance is that Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Study Debunks Four Common Myths About Brain Training and Lifelong Cognitive Enhancement

Time for a new edition of SharpBrains’ e-newsletter exploring the latest in brain health.

New research:

New thinking:

New tools:

 

Finally, if you’re looking for some extra mental stimulation, don’t forget to check out our Top 25 Brain Teasers, Games and Illusions.

Have a great month of March!

The SharpBrains Team

Starting today: Past and Future Pervasive Neurotechnologies, as seen through 50 Key Patents

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In order to provide a better perspective into the evolution of the digital brain health industry, we are sharing some of our analysis of 50 foundational patents, as identified and discussed in the 2015 market report Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business.

We will discuss one patent a day, from older to newer by issue date. Today we are sharing a 1999 patent assigned to Scientific Learning Corporation. We hope you enjoy the peek into the future 🙂

— Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 5,927,988

U.S. Patent No. 5,927,988: Method and apparatus for training of sensory and perceptual systems in LLI subjects

  • Assignee(s): Scientific Learning Corp.
  • Inventor(s): William M. Jenkins, Michael M. Merzenich, Steven Lamont Miller, Bret E. Peterson, Paula Tallal
  • Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training
  • Issue Date: July 27, 1999

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘988 patent is one of Scientific Learning’s patents directed to cognitive training in the area of language improvement and speech training — an area that affects a wide number of individuals ranging from children with language disabilities to stroke victims suffering from lost neurological connections necessary for auditory communication. Employing adaptive learning techniques, the ‘988 patent provides methods that test a user’s ability to decipher words emitted via a computer speech synthesizer Read the rest of this entry »

Report: We are at the dawn of the Pervasive Neurotechnology age — witness the work by Nielsen, Microsoft, Posit Science, Jawbone, Accenture, NeuroSky, Medtronic, GE and more

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— Source: Pervasive Neurotechnology — A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment and Business

We are at the dawn of the pervasive neurotechnology age, when our everyday technologies interface with the user’s brain and mind, when developers big and small harness the latest emotional, cognitive, sensory and behavioral technologies to create radically new experiences to engage consumers and professionals worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »

San Francisco, April 6th: Explore the latest in Pervasive Neurotechnology @ NeuroTechSF

SF_wearables_neurotechHeads-up: Alvaro Fernandez, our co-founder and the editor-in-chief of SharpBrains’ latest market report, will present Pervasive Neurotechnology: The Innovation Landscape at NeuroTech SF 2016, a new industry conference exploring breakthroughs in brain monitoring, BCI, neurofeedback and stimulation.

–> To Learn More & Register, click HERE (20%-off discount code: SB20) Read the rest of this entry »

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