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October 6–7th in Stanford University: Virtual Reality and Behavior Change in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Quick heads-up about a time­ly con­fer­ence tak­ing place late next week.

What: This year the con­fer­ence is com­plete­ly devot­ed to vir­tu­al and aug­ment­ed real­i­ty (VR/AR) tech­nolo­gies and behav­ioral change, explor­ing the appli­ca­tion of immer­sive tech­nolo­gies for treat­ing and research­ing addic­tions, ADHD, anx­i­ety, PTSD, psy­chosis, pain, depres­sion, psy­cho­so­mat­ic ill­ness and more.

Where: Li Ka Shing Cen­ter for Learn­ing and Knowl­edge
291 Cam­pus Dri­ve, Stan­ford, Cal­i­for­nia 94305

When: Octo­ber 6–7th, 2017

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The Con­fer­ence in Con­text:

Enabling deep, focused transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Key neurotechnology patent #34

magnetic stimulation

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 7,520,848

Today we are shar­ing a key 2009 patent, assigned to Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, that enables the stim­u­la­tion of deep­er struc­tures of the brain with­out over­whelm­ing super­fi­cial struc­tures that are not the focus of treat­ment. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing a foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patent a day, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 7,520,848: Robot­ic appa­ra­tus for tar­get­ing and pro­duc­ing deep, focused tran­scra­nial mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion

  • Assignee(s): Board of Trustees of the Leland Stan­ford Junior Uni­ver­si­ty
  • Inventor(s): M. Bret Schnei­der, David J. Mishele­vich
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: Tran­scra­nial Stim­u­la­tion
  • Issue Date: April 21, 2009

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘848 patent dis­clos­es tech­niques for stim­u­lat­ing deep­er struc­tures of the brain with­out over­whelm­ing super­fi­cial struc­tures that are not the focus of treat­ment. Read the rest of this entry »

Stanford University ranked #23 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

Stanford University LogoThe Office of Tech­nol­o­gy Licens­ing is respon­si­ble for the man­age­ment of intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty assets at Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty, where neu­ro­science researchers have pro­duced mul­ti­ple per­va­sive neu­rotech patents that per­tain most­ly to cog­ni­tive state mon­i­tor­ing and tran­scra­nial mag­net­ic stim­u­la­tion.
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Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology

market reportJust a quick heads-up to the Sharp­Brains com­mu­ni­ty: we are wrap­ping up a com­pre­hen­sive mar­ket report on Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nolo­gies (non-inva­sive, scal­able, poten­tial­ly ubiq­ui­tous). To learn when it becomes avail­able, keep tuned via our e-Newslet­ter.

See below, in alpha­bet­i­cal order, a few of the orga­ni­za­tions to be pro­filed in the report, giv­en their rel­e­vant intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty port­fo­lios (pri­mar­i­ly patents). Read the rest of this entry »

127 scientists challenge the purported brain training “consensus” released by the Stanford Center for Longevity

Open-Letter

Sci­en­tists to Stan­ford: Research Shows Brain Exer­cis­es Can Work (Press release):

A group of 127 sci­en­tists sent an “open let­ter” to the Stan­ford Cen­ter for Longevi­ty, today, in reac­tion to a recent state­ment by the cen­ter that was high­ly crit­i­cal of the emerg­ing sci­ence of brain train­ing and dero­gat­ed the effi­ca­cy of all brain exercises…The let­ter is signed by 127 doc­tors and sci­en­tists, many of whom are lumi­nar­ies in the field of neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty – the dis­ci­pline that exam­ines the brain’s abil­i­ty to change. Sig­na­to­ries include mem­bers of the Nation­al Acad­e­my of Sci­ences, mem­bers of the Insti­tute of Med­i­cine, Read the rest of this entry »

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