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What do you see first, animals or people?

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:51:54 +0000

___ Try hard, try different, and you’ll see both 🙂 For more visual illusions and brain teasers: Test your Brain with these 10 Visual Illusions Test your stress level Top Brain Teasers, Games and Illusions, for Teens and Adults of Any Age For more about Dr. Lieberman’s work: Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to […]

10 favorite moments from the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit/ Recordings are Available

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:51:46 +0000

Whew. What a rich and cutting-edge 3-day conversation last week on the future of brain health and brain enhancement. We enjoyed dozens of fascinating insights and moments — here’s a sample of our favorites: 1. That masterful 40-minute overview by Dr. Tom Insel on the past, present and future of mental health 2. Discussing with Akili’s […]

Study suggests canola oil is not as beneficial as advertised; sustained use may cause memory problems and brain damage

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:04:44 +0000

Canola oil could cause weight gain and memory loss (Los Angeles Times): “According to a recent study conducted on mice, just two tablespoons of canola oil per day can cause weight gain and severe progression of Alzheimer’s disease. The new results are calling into question previous recommendations of canola oil as a healthful alternative to […]

Enhancing brains the tried-and-true way: 50 Finalists shortlisted for the $1M Global Teacher Prize

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:01:55 +0000

Congratulations to the Top 50 2018 Finalists! Now in its fourth year, the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize 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 role […]

Pending FDA review and approval, research findings pave way for Akili’s EVO to become first brain training platform prescribed for ADHD

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:51:46 +0000

Akili Achieves Primary Efficacy Endpoint in ADHD Trial (MD magazine): “Boston-based Akili Interactive has announced top-line results from the STARS-ADHD pivotal study of its investigational digital therapeutic medicine AKL-T01, in treatment of pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)…The digital medicine, AKL-T01, is a video game for patients to play on tablet devices. It uses the same storytelling […]

Study: 46.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease brain pathology today, so it’s urgent to prevent or at least delay progression to clinical disease

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:09:07 +0000

New forecast shows 6 million with Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive impairment; The numbers will more than double to 15 million by 2060 (NIH news): “Using new methodology, scientists calculate that approximately 6 million American adults have Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment, which can sometimes be a precursor to the disease. The estimate, funded by the […]

Firms Race to Find New Ways to Scan Brain Health

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 15:41:33 +0000

“How consistently you type on a keyboard and the way you use your smartphone may one day tell your doctor — or someone else, like your employer — if your brain is ailing. Right now, doctors generally rely on questionnaires about a person’s symptoms and written challenges like drawing a clock to begin to home […]

Great moments @ just ended 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th)

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:02:46 +0000

Thank you everyone involved in creating a very fun and valuable event: Speakers, Judges, Pitch Finalists and Winners (congrats again), Sponsors, Partners and of course all Participants! Enjoy below (and please share) some great insights tweeted over the last three days. Insights @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5–7th, 2017)

Congrats Brainnovations Winners: NeuraMetrix, AUGMENTx, Sapien Labs, and The Touchpoint Solution

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:06:14 +0000

Proud to announce the Winners of the Brainnovations Pitch Contest that took place yesterday during the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit. But first of all, thank you very much to every one of the 12 Finalists and the 16 Judges and everyone in the audience — what a fascinating discussion and learning experience for everyone involved! And […]

Brainnovations to boost Workplace Productivity and Resilience @ 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:01:07 +0000

_____ Quick heads-up:  The 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit starting tomorrow Tuesday, December 5th will host a Brainnovations Pitch Contest to discuss the latest technologies for Brain Health & Enhancement, and 12 selected startups will get to pitch their innovative approach and solutions to our distinguished Judges –our very own “Sharp Tank”– and to all Summit participants. Which startup […]