“…When committing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, world leaders emphasized the importance of promoting mental health and well-being worldwide. Yet three years later, the situation remains grim. Every year, 800,000 lives are lost due to suicide. In the United States alone, [Read more…] about Global mental healthcare meets the digital revolution
What do 7.5 billion human brains need to thrive in the Digital Age, and what are key opportunities to better equip them? (full recording requires registration; slidedeck available above and Here)
- Álvaro Fernández, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains
- Sarah Lenz Lock, Senior Vice President for Policy at AARP and Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH)
- Dr. April Benasich, Director of the Baby Lab at the Rutgers Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
- Chaired by: Dr. Cori Lathan, Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Human Enhancement
Slidedeck supporting session held during the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Brain Health & Enhancement in the Digital Age (December 5–7th). All session recordings available for purchase (50+ Speakers, 15+ Hours, $150).
Hundreds of companies around the globe, now including Elon Musk’s Neuralink and even Facebook, are researching and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier.
What explains this flurry of activity? Where may it be headed?
To help you understand what’s going on, let me highlight five key facts that emerged from the recent SharpBrains Virtual Summit.
Fact 1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, and everyone needs help
Consider all unmet needs derived from the traditional pharma-exclusive approach to brain health.
Learning and cognitive disabilities in children are growing significantly, from ADHD and OCD, to autism. The related emotional and economic burden is substantial — yet, over 60–70% of those with treatment have poor outcomes, and many who need help don’t get any.
Globally, around 350 million people suffer from depression. Add to that substance abuse, and we are talking hundreds of millions of people without proper care and very high relapse rates for the lucky ones getting help.
Concussions and brain impairments pervade through millions of veterans and high-contact sports practitioners, yet diagnosis and treatments are elusive.
And let’s not forget the perfectly healthy. [Read more…] about 5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution
Meet the 2017 Class of Young Global Leaders (World Economic Forum release):
“They develop gene-editing technology, rebuild wartorn nations and much more…Each year the World Economic Forum undertakes an ambitious endeavour – to scour the world to select 100 young leaders, under the age of 40, who are tackling the world’s most complex challenges with innovative approaches…Selected into a five-year programme, this year’s class of 100 Young Global Leaders is split evenly between business and not-for-profit sectors – building a global community of peers who can capitalize on diverse talents, experiences and networks to bridge divides that exist in society and achieve more together than they could separately…Not only are women in the majority in this year’s class, but half the intake come from emerging economies, reflecting a trend towards greater diversity in global leadership.”
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Hundreds of companies and science labs around the globe are researching the inner workings of the human brain and mind, and developing new ways to help brain owners be smarter, sharper, and healthier for longer.
What explains this flurry of activity? [Read more…] about Four reasons the future of brain health is digital, pervasive and bright
Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning , so was quite excited to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit  in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.
The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. [Read more…] about Survey of key scientific, technological and investment trends revolutionizing Brain Health in our Digital Age