“Brain scans of adolescents who are heavy users of smartphones, tablets and video games look different from those of less active screen users, preliminary results from an ongoing study funded by the National Institutes of Health show [Read more…] about Large NIH study to collect and share data on the impact on kids’ brains of screen time and other social, behavioral, physical and environmental factors
Time for SharpBrains monthly e‑newsletter, discussing the latest innovations for brain health and mental health, and opening in this occasion with an important wake-up call.
- Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow screen time, sleep and exercise guidelines recommended for brain development
- Neurofeedback or medication to treat ADHD?
- New study reinforces need for proactive cognitive monitoring after heart surgery
- One-week brain training can increase cognitive flexibility and reduce OCD symptoms
- Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation shows early promise to ameliorate depression, especially if combined with other therapies and dosage optimized
- 10-minute cognitive test MoCA helps predict long-term motor, cognitive and mortality outcomes after stroke
- The Ontario Brain Institute selects 6 neurotech start-ups for ONtrepreneurs program
- Anticipating ethical implications of DARPA’s neurotechnology push
- Time to adopt Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as a public health intervention to ease depression?
- Towards a new culture of Brain Health and Brain Fitness
- Best predictor of sustained weight-loss? Prefrontal cortex activation
- Helius Medical and HealthTech Connex partner to develop neuroplasticity clinics in Canada
Happy Halloween and have a great month of November,
The SharpBrains Team
“Limiting kids’ recreational screen time to less than two hours a day, along with sufficient sleep and physical activity, is associated with improved cognition, according to a study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.
The study included about 4,500 US children ages 8 to 11 and measured their habits against the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth. It found that [Read more…] about Study: Only 5% of US children ages 8–11 follow screen time, sleep and exercise guidelines recommended for brain development