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Remote computer-implemented methods for cognitive testing: Key Neurotech Patent #4

remote computer testing

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 6,280,198

Today we are fea­tur­ing a 2001 patent orig­i­nal­ly assigned to Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing Corp, and now to Lumos Labs Inc. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing a foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patent a day, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,280,198: Remote com­put­er imple­ment­ed meth­ods for cog­ni­tive test­ing

  • Assignee(s): Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing Corp; Lumos Labs Inc.
  • Inventor(s): Bar­bara Cal­houn, Bret E. Peter­son, Michael M. Merzenich
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Neu­roCog­ni­tive Train­ing
  • Issue Date: August 28, 2001

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘198 patent describes tech­niques for improv­ing the fre­quen­cy and reg­u­lar­i­ty at which an indi­vid­ual can take cog­ni­tive tests. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Michael Merzenich, winner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, to speak at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Michael-Merzenich———-

We are proud to share that Dr. Michael Merzenich, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus at UCSF, co-devel­op­er of the first cochlear implants, pio­neer of neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty research, co-founder of Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing and Posit Sci­ence, and win­ner of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neu­ro­science, will speak at the 2016 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Rein­vent­ing Brain Health in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 6–8th). You can check out the Pre­lim­i­nary Agen­da here.

Dr. Michael Merzenich: To harness Neuroplasticity for cognitive enhancement, we need to think “Fitness” more than “Games”

KavliPrize-Neuro(Edi­tor’s Note: In order to help read­ers famil­iar­ize them­selves with the work and think­ing of Dr. Michael Merzenich, one of the win­ners of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neu­ro­science for ground­break­ing work on neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, we are con­dens­ing and repub­lish­ing the com­pre­hen­sive con­ver­sa­tion that Dr. Merzenich and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez had in 2009, in prepa­ra­tion for the inau­gur­al Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit.)

Dr. Michael Merzenich, Emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor at UCSF, is a lead­ing pio­neer in brain plas­tic­i­ty research. In the late 1980s, Dr. Merzenich was on the team that invent­ed the cochlear implant. In 1996, he was the found­ing CEO of Sci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing Cor­po­ra­tion, and in 2004 became co-founder and Read the rest of this entry »

Lumos Labs ranked #13 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

lumosity labsLumos Labs pro­duces the pop­u­lar brain train­ing web and mobile app named Lumos­i­ty. With 60 mil­lion reg­is­tered users, Lumos­i­ty is the world’s largest cog­ni­tive train­ing ser­vice. To date, Lumos Labs has raised over $70M in fund­ing, and the com­pa­ny sig­nif­i­cant­ly expand­ed its IP port­fo­lio in 2014 through Read the rest of this entry »

Scientific Learning: #15 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

scientific learningSci­en­tif­ic Learn­ing’s mis­sion is to accel­er­ate K‑12 chil­dren’s learn­ing of lan­guage and read­ing skills through the appli­ca­tion of the prin­ci­ples of neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty. Their Fast For­Word prod­uct series focus­es on enhanc­ing mem­o­ry, atten­tion,  pro­cess­ing rate, and sequenc­ing skills towards strength­en­ing lan­guage and read­ing abil­i­ty. Read the rest of this entry »

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