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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

–> To Learn More & Register, please click HERE.

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 »

Registration is now closed @ Pervasive Neurotech Webinar, where the Digital Revolution meets the Human Brain

Pervasive Neurotechnology Infographic 430wide


Heads-up: Registration just closed for our webi­nar on how the Digital Revolution is meeting the Human Brain, building on the new report Per­va­sive Neu­rotech­nol­ogy: A Ground­break­ing Analy­sis of 10,000+ Patent Fil­ings Trans­form­ing Med­i­cine, Health, Enter­tain­ment and Busi­ness.

–> To learn more about the webinar and report, click HERE. Registered participants so far include innovators at IBM, Medtronic, Samsung, CNS Response, UCSF, Stanford, Intellectual Ventures, Neuroverse, Brain Resource, AARP, and more!

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


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 »

Coral Gables, Miami, Friday/ Viernes: Cómo invertir en su cerebro (Spanish book launch)

books-and-booksEscuche a uno de los más notables expertos sobre la relación entre el cerebro, la mente y la vida. Nuestro orador nos pondrá al día acerca de las últimas investigaciones sobre cómo funciona el cerebro y cómo invertir en él para mejorar su salud y rendimiento, basado en el nuevo libro Cómo invertir en su cerebro: Una guía SharpBrains para mejorar su mente y su vida  ¿Cuál es la conexión entre la salud cerebral, la capacidad para Read the rest of this entry »

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