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Study: Brain scans mapping language and memory areas can help guide epilepsy-related surgeries

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 15:25:55 +0000

Can brain scans help doctors navigate epilepsy surgery? (UPI) “…When medication doesn’t effectively control epilepsy, surgery may be recommended. Doctors can remove the part of the brain that triggers seizures or use certain procedures to control seizure activity. Before surgery, however, the brain must be “mapped” to ensure the regions responsible for language and memory […]

Is your smartphone frying your brain? (Nope…but we better prevent constant distractions)

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:08:33 +0000

—– Is Your iPhone Really Frying Your Brain? Five Things You Need To Know (Forbes): “…since the announcement of the first iPhone ten years ago this week, concerns about devices turning their users into mindless drones seem to have reached a fever pitch. So is the internet really bad for your brain? Here’s what we […]

Explore the latest in cognitive remediation and addressing learning disabilities

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:11:21 +0000

Expo Day: Happy Neuron and Arrowsmith Program from SharpBrains During Expo Day selected Summit Partners and Sponsors showcased their latest initiatives and solutions. Franck Tarpin-Bernard, Managing Director of Scientific Brain Training (SBT), discussed new partnerships following their ISO 13485 certification for medical devices — cognitive remediation. Jessica Poulin, Strategic Operations Manager at the Arrowsmith Program, […]

Study: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) + Medication outperforms CBT alone to treat ADHD symptoms among adults. At the same time…

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:47:59 +0000

Although medication is the primary treatment for adults with ADHD, and has good empirical support, many adults would rather not take it. For these adults with ADHD, it would be helpful to know whether medication is likely to provide significant benefits above and beyond those they would gain from well-conducted therapy, or whether they are […]

50 Finalists from 37 countries shortlisted for the $1M Global Teacher Prize

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:11:22 +0000

Congratulations to our Top 50 Finalists (Global Teacher Prize announcement): “Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important […]

The One New Year’s Resolution To Help You Keep All Your New Year’s Resolutions

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:28:21 +0000

—– You enjoyed the shopping and holiday season. Great! You carefully selected one or several New Year’s Resolutions. Excellent! Now it’s time to shift gears from resolutions to plans and realities…and there’s one thing you may have overlooked. Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, Founder and Chief Director of the Center for BrainHealth at The University of […]

The Mediterranean Diet seen to substantially reduce brain shrinkage among older adults

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:09:49 +0000

—– Less shrinkage: This is your aging brain on the Mediterranean diet (Los Angeles Times): “The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older. But new research shows that brain shrinkage is less […]

Exploring the latest in cognitive rehabilitation and brain health

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:04:36 +0000

Expo Day: MindMaze, SharpBrains, Watson Centre for Brain Health from SharpBrains During Expo Day selected Summit Partners and Sponsors showcased their latest initiatives and solutions. Dr. Daniel Perez-Marcos, Senior Scientist at MindMaze, presented the MindMotion platform–a series of medical-grade virtual reality solutions for neurorehabilitation. Alvaro Fernandez. SharpBrains‘ CEO & Editor-in-Chief discussed The State of Brain […]

Study: Both maternal and parental obesity linked to young children’s neurodevelopmental delays

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:14:42 +0000

—– Parental obesity linked to delays in child development, NIH study suggests (NIH press release): “Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor […]

Happy, Prosperous and Sharp 2017!

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