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Announcement: Five new excellent Speakers @ 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

We are delighted to announce five new excellent Speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8, 2016):

  • Mary Stuart, Senior Writer/Analyst at The MedTech Strategist
  • Dr. Andrea Serino, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze
  • Linda Raines, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland
  • Karen Olsen, Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Public Education
  • David Coleiro, Partner at Strategic North

You can explore the Summit Agenda here, and Register here. Please consider joining us and help reinvent brain health in the digital age!

The Science of Optimism: a Conversation on ‘The Optimism Bias’ with neuroscientist Tali Sharot

I like to think of myself as a positive and optimistic person. It seems to me to make for an easier and more enjoyable journey through life. So I was intrigued when I read of neuroscientist Tali Sharot’s research into the Optimism Bias, which has shown that despite all the bad news stories we are bombarded with on a daily basis: war, violence, wrong-doing and financial meltdown, the majority of us are optimistic by nature; our brains are hardwired to be so. It’s a fascinating concept and one I had to find out more about, so I bought the book and met with Tali in her office at University College London for an enthralling discussion. Read the rest of this entry »

More Thumbs Up for 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: NeuroSky, Institut Guttmann, Strategic North

“The 2012 SharpBrains Summit proved to be a highly rewarding, enjoyable and extremely useful experience. The hands-on information-rich workshops are helping take our current efforts to the next level” – Josep M Tormos, Research Coordinator, Institut Guttmann

“The SharpBrains Summit brings together leaders in all relevant cognitive fields from business to academic communities, as well as providing a forum to address the evolution of this emerging industry. Because cognitive enhancement, fitness, and entertainment are relatively nascent industries, it has been difficult to use traditional benchmarks to evaluate its success and growth. SharpBrains is quickly becoming the “go to” resource for innovation and business insight. Alvaro and his team delve into a variety of topics — both on macro and niche levels, making the SharpBrains Summit the perfect forum for discovery and idea exchange “– Stanley Yang, CEO, NeuroSky

“I cannot recommend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit highly enough. It’s a fantastic forum for knowledge sharing in the complex area of brain health providing access and discussion with world leaders in the field. I found the virtual format actually enhanced the learning experience and the short sessions focused the content in an engaging way which is often lacking in other traditional conference settings” – David Coleiro, Partner, Strategic North

–> To Learn More about the 2012 SharpBrains Virtual Summit and to Access Recordings: click HERE.

We will announce in a few weeks the dates for the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit. Please stay tuned!

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