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New report: Empowering 8 Billion Minds via Ethical Development and Adoption of Neurotechnologies

Empow­er­ing 8 Bil­lion Minds: Enabling Bet­ter Men­tal Health for All via the Eth­i­cal Adop­tion of Tech­nolo­gies from WEF GFC on Neu­rotech­nolo­gies on Vimeo.

A new report (opens PDF) cre­at­ed by the World Eco­nom­ic Forum Glob­al Future Coun­cil on Neu­rotech­nolo­gies, Empow­er­ing 8 Bil­lion Minds: Enabling Bet­ter Men­tal Health for All via the Eth­i­cal Adop­tion of Tech­nolo­gies, pro­pos­es a frame­work to address pri­va­cy, trust and gov­er­nance issues in the use of tech­nolo­gies for men­tal health­care.

Men­tal health dis­or­ders are among the lead­ing caus­es of mor­tal­i­ty and could cost the glob­al econ­o­my $16 tril­lion by 2030. By col­lect­ing and analysing data to inform treat­ment, it is eas­i­er for more peo­ple to access infor­ma­tion and engage with pro­fes­sion­als. While tech­nolo­gies, includ­ing smart­phones, wear­able sen­sors and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, are suc­cess­ful­ly meet­ing the cur­rent gaps in care, there are risks Read the rest of this entry »

Update: Common anticholinergic meds seen to increase dementia risk

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Dear read­er,

It’s time for Sharp­Brains e-newslet­ter dis­cussing the lat­est research and inno­va­tions to help pro­mote brain health, open­ing in this occa­sion with a large and wor­ry­ing study track­ing the long-term neur­al impact of com­mon­ly pre­scribed med­ica­tions.

New brain research:

New brain technology:

New brain thinking:

 

Last but not least, here is a fun brain teas­er for the week­end.  What do you see?

 

Have a great month of July,

 

The Sharp­Brains Team

Tuesday in Washington, DC: The Neurotechnology Revolution

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The Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Rev­o­lu­tion

Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 29, 2015   12–1.30pm

A col­lab­o­ra­tion between

Potomac Insti­tute for Pol­i­cy Stud­ies and Sharp­Brains

 

Descrip­tion: Rev­o­lu­tions in neu­rotech­nol­ogy will soon influ­ence every aspect of human life. Neu­rotech­nol­ogy can be used to fur­ther under­stand the nat­ural process­es of the brain, study and treat neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­ders and injuries, and enhance neur­al capa­bil­i­ties, result­ing in increased human intel­li­gence and effi­ciency. Out­side of the realm of health, it can be used in social con­texts to improve over­all qual­ity of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Upcoming seminar about The Neurotechnology Revolution in Washington, DC (September 29th)

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The Neu­rotech­nol­o­gy Rev­o­lu­tion

Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 29, 2015   12–1.30pm

A col­lab­o­ra­tion between

Potomac Insti­tute for Pol­i­cy Stud­ies and Sharp­Brains

 

Rev­o­lu­tions in neu­rotech­nol­ogy will soon influ­ence every aspect of human life. Neu­rotech­nol­ogy can be used to fur­ther under­stand the nat­ural process­es of the brain, study and treat neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­ders and injuries, and enhance neur­al capa­bil­i­ties, result­ing in increased human intel­li­gence and effi­ciency. Out­side of the realm of health, it can be used in social con­texts to improve over­all qual­ity of life. Read the rest of this entry »

In the news: How non-invasive neurotechnology will enhance work and life

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Our new report is mak­ing the media rounds…

ReutersBrain tech­nol­o­gy patents soar as com­pa­nies get inside people’s heads

From ways to eaves­drop on brains and learn what adver­tise­ments excite con­sumers, to devices that alle­vi­ate depres­sion, the num­ber of U.S. patents award­ed for “neu­rotech­nol­o­gy” has soared since 2010, accord­ing to an analy­sis released on Wednes­day.

Neu­rotech has gone well beyond med­i­cine, with non-med­ical cor­po­ra­tions, often under the radar, devel­op­ing neu­rotech­nolo­gies to enhance work and life,” Alvaro Fer­nan­dez said.

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