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The Luria Neuroscience Institute announces new webinar series on Executive Functions, Dementia, TBI, Creativity and more

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:53:06 +0000

Happy to share that the Luria Neuroscience Institute, an esteemed Partner of the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, is hosting a new webinar series aimed at better equipping professionals helping those with mental health and with brain and brain disorders. Dates and topics: October 17: Executive Functions and the Frontal Lobes October 24: Executive Dysfunction in […]

Next: Brain scans to identify children at high risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) before symptoms appear

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:40:43 +0000

______________________________ MS risk in children spotted with MRI brain scans (Yale News): “By the time multiple sclerosis (MS) is diagnosed in children, it may be difficult to prevent the disabilities and relapses that come with the disease. In a new Yale School of Medicine study, researchers examined MRI brain scans to identify children at high […]

UT Dallas, October 19th: Public grand opening of the new Brain Performance Institute by the Center for BrainHealth

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:46:34 +0000

______________________________ We are happy to announce that the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas, an esteemed Partner of the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, is opening a fantastic new home for its Brain Performance Institute. Leanne Young, executive director of the Brain Performance Institute, makes one crucial point about their mission and vision: “This isn’t just […]

Australian neurotech firm raises $4m to develop neurofeedback-based headband aimed at helping kids with autism relax and better engage

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:27:30 +0000

  Neurotech raises $4m for medical device (Business News Western Australia): “Medical technology company Neurotech International has tapped investors for $4m to fund further development of its Mente Autism device…which uses neurofeedback technology to help children with autism spectrum disorder.” Related company news: Neurotech International to reveal details of autism trial ASX raises eyebrow at […]

Join 107 Brain Health & Enhancement Pioneers in 15 Countries (and counting)

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:45:10 +0000

_______________ Just a quick update on how registration stands for the upcoming 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (December 5-7th). We are proud to report that, so far, 107 experts, pioneers and practitioners are registered to participate. 82 seem to be based in the US and 25 abroad (based on IP address during registration); with the following country breakdown: […]

Brain Teaser for pattern recognition: The Empty Triangle

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:22:51 +0000

Here you have a quick brain teaser…which number should be placed in the empty triangle to  the right? This puzzle works your executive functions in your frontal lobes by using your pattern recognition, hypothesis testing, and logic. Warning: There can be more than one solution…but make sure whatever you say works in all four triangles! […]

Entrena tu mente con un acertijo: ¿cuál es el número que falta?

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:10:04 +0000

Es jueves y quizás a muchos nos hace falta un empujón para poner a andar el cerebro. ¿Te animas con este desafío matemático?  A ver si sabes cuál es el número que falta en el cuarto triángulo. Aviso: puede haber más de una respuesta…pero asegúrate de que tu solución funciona en todos los triángulos! _______________ […]

Meet 40 Experts and Innovators shaping Brain Health & Enhancement on December 5-7th, at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:09:37 +0000

We are proud to announce these 40 confirmed Summit Speakers, Chairs and Judges at the 2017 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on December 5-7th. What an incredible brain trust shaping the future of brain health and enhancement! Here are just a few: Dr. Adam Gazzaley, Professor of Neurology and Founding Director of Neuroscape at UCSF Dr. Gazzaley is a faculty […]

Next week in LA, and online: Brain Longevity Therapy Training by The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:16:34 +0000

_______ Heads-up: The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation (ARPF), a longstanding supporter of SharpBrains events and activities, will be conducting its first Brain Longevity Therapy Training — combining professional development with a certification process — next week in Los Angeles, CA (also with a livestream option). And they are generously sharing discount codes (below) for interested SharpBrains […]

Study: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) can reduce fatigue in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:22:01 +0000

  _______________ Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Shown to Reduce Fatigue Associated with Multiple Sclerosis (NYU Lagone Health press release): “People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who underwent a non-invasive form of electrical brain stimulation experienced significant reductions in fatigue, a common and often debilitating symptom of the disease…When compared to patients who were enrolled in a […]