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eNewsletter: Aerobic and mental training, combined, can significantly improve brain and cognitive health

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Time for a new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains’ eNewslet­ter, cov­er­ing a range of brain, health and inno­va­tion top­ics. Enjoy!

New thinking:

New research:

New tools:

And, a couple of fun brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of March!

The Sharp­Brains Team

Update: Latest thinking and neuro-tools to promote lifelong brain health

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ June e-newslet­ter, wrap­ping up this month’s key news and insights around brain health inno­va­tion.

New thinking to promote lifelong brain health

Emerging non-invasive neurotechnologies

 

Have a great, and sharp, month of July!

Why cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) should be first-line treatment for chronic insomnia

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Cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­a­py offers a drug-free method for man­ag­ing insom­nia (Har­vard Health):

Many peo­ple with insom­nia turn to sleep­ing pills, which often have unwant­ed side effects. Few of them know about an equal­ly effec­tive ther­a­py that tar­gets the root cause of insom­nia with­out med­ica­tions. Called Read the rest of this entry »

Will consumer-led transcranial direct current stimulation revolutionize or hurt mental health?

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Ther­a­py Borne on Elec­tri­cal Cur­rents (The New York Times):

…This is Thync, the lat­est in tran­scra­nial direct cur­rent stim­u­la­tion, or tDCS. The man­u­fac­tur­er says the device, to come out lat­er this year, can alter the user’s mood in min­utes via elec­tric cur­rent Read the rest of this entry »

Therapy or antidepressants? Coming soon: Brain activity “fingerprints” to personalize depression treatments

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To Treat Depres­sion, Drugs or Ther­a­py? (The New York Times):

Until recent­ly, many experts thought that your clin­i­cian could lit­er­al­ly pick any anti­de­pres­sant or type of psy­chother­a­py at ran­dom because, with a few clin­i­cal excep­tions, there was lit­tle evi­dence to favor one treat­ment over anoth­er for a giv­en patient Read the rest of this entry »

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