Story description (CNN Money): Ned Sahin is founder and CEO of neurotechnology start-up Brain Power, whose tool “Empower Me” uses smart glasses like Google Glass to coach those with autism. It helps schoolchildren learn social and cognitive skills and can even guide adults through an interview process. Brain Power’s product is sold to many schools in the U.S. but may never make it to market in Switzerland [Read more…] about Debate: What are the ethics of discouraging much-needed innovation given potential privacy concerns?
Tricking the brain into re-wiring itself (Swiss news):
“Swiss neuroscience start-ups and labs are finding novel hi-tech solutions to help patients despite a depressing global lack of treatments for brain disorders [Read more…] about Neurotech initiatives in Switzerland aim at leapfrogging brain health care
Improving fluid intelligence with training on working memory: a meta-analysis (Psychonomic Bulletin & Review):
“…due to the broad interest in cognitive training, laboratories around the world are investigating the effects of training and transfer. In fact, the first study of n‑back training on Gf (fluid intelligence) was conducted in Switzerland…and from our own experiences conducting research both internationally and in the U.S., we have anecdotally observed [Read more…] about Study finds n‑back cognitive training can increase fluid intelligence (especially outside the USA)