Mightier, provider of a ground-breaking video game system for teaching children emotional regulation, today announced the company has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to support research on the impact of video games on improving children’s mental health. [Read more…] about Can biofeedback-based videogames help children better manage stress? Magellan Health and Mightier secure $2 million NIMH grant to investigate
“A full transcript of STARS-ADHD — the pivotal trial of Akili Interactive’s video game-like pediatric attention deficit treatment — has been published in The Lancet Digital Health journal, providing onlookers a clear view of data fueling the digital therapeutic company’s pending FDA submission [Read more…] about Large study finds positive yet mixed results from Akili’s digital therapeutic for kids with ADHD
Many parents have observed that their child with ADHD stays attentive and engaged during ‘high interest’ activities, e.g., while playing video games, but has considerable problems staying focused on less inherently engaging tasks, e.g., doing schoolwork. This discrepancy in attention during preferred and non-preferred activities has led some to [Read more…] about Study suggests the real deficit underlying Attention Deficit Disorders is not Attention, but Working Memory
Time for SharpBrains’ February e‑Newsletter, this time featuring the global launch of our new book, in Spanish, Cómo invertir en su cerebro: Una guía SharpBrains para mejorar su mente y su vida, available already as a soft-cover and e‑book!
–> If you speak Spanish, please get a copy for yourself. También puede ver el video de la charla de presentación aquí (comienza en el minuto 5), y leer el artículo Esculpir el cerebro, mucho más allá de un sueño de Ramón y Cajal.
–> If you don’t speak Spanish, please share this with someone who does…we believe he or she will love the book! We’ve been working quite hard over the last year to deliver a great adaptation of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness to “la lengua de Cervantes” — the jury is now out.
Some other news…
Brain Health Science & Practice:
- ADHD Study: Reducing the need for high medication doses with behavior therapy
- Study: Neurofeedback brain training can complement ADHD stimulant medications
- BRAIN Initiative: New call to action amidst growing skepticism
- Addressing cognitive deficits due to ADHD or leukemia/ brain tumor treatments
- “The vast majority…believe that cognitive training can work”
Digital Brain Health Industry & technology:
- Upcoming Webinar: The Digital Brain Health & Training Market in 2014
- Rosetta Stone as provider of “technology-based language-learning, reading and brain fitness solutions”
- On the perceived memory, cognitive benefits of playing casual video games
- Spiegel invests in brain training startup NeuroNation (Germany)
- The future of brainwave-enhanced media
- Who will be the personal brain trainers of the future?
Finally, please keep in mind that March 10–16th is 2014 Brain Awareness Week. Let’s all find a way to celebrate and invest in our most precious resource!
“New research from psychologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst finds that while a majority of adults cite the ability to compete with friends as their primary reason for playing online casual video games, they report differing perceived benefits from playing [Read more…] about On the perceived memory, cognitive benefits of playing casual video games
Israel’s first international BrainTech conference took place this week, on October 14 and 15th. It was organized by Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a non-profit organization whose mission is to position Israel as a global brain technology and research center. The conference included talks representing multiple stakeholders in the neurotechnology sector worldwide – patients, clinicians, academic leaders, public officials, entrepreneurs and industry executives. An important session in the conference was the BrainBlitz — a roundtable session where different brain technology topics were discussed in smaller interest groups.
Our table, devoted to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive training, [Read more…] about BrainTech: Six Take-aways on Neuroplasticity and Cognitive training