How can Big Data help upgrade brain care?
from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation You can now enjoy the slide deck from this session, which took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th). How can Big Data help upgrade brain care?  Cur­rent stan­dards of brain and men­tal care often rely on tri­als of insuf­fi­cient scale, which not only lim­its our abil­ity to diag­nose, pre­vent, treat and per­son­al­ize care but often leads to incor­rect con­clu­sions and unde­sir­able results. What tools and data are becom­ing avail­able via large-scale web-b...
Source: SharpBrains - October 23, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Technology alvaro-fernandez big data Brain-health daniel sternberg data scientist Digital Artefacts joan severson Lumosity mental care Neuropsychology Robert Bilder sharp brains UCLA Source Type: blogs

Brain, Health & Innovation talks in Ontario next week
Heads-up for SharpBrains readers up in Canada: Alvaro Fernandez will be giving two talks in Toronto next Monday, October 28th. How Can We Invest in Our Brains to Boost Innovation and Resilience? Hear from a leading expert about the importance of brain health on innovation, resilience and productivity. Our luncheon speaker will share the latest research on brain functioning and applied neuroplasticity. What is the link between brain health, the capacity to innovate and to thrive in today’s workplace? What are the limits of the human brain? Can we train our brain to be more creative? ...
Source: SharpBrains - October 22, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology Brain-health Conference Board of Canada innovation keynote brain keynote brain health McMaster University neuroplasticity Ontario resilience talk Source Type: blogs

The future of per­sonal brain health
What is the future of per­sonal brain health? from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation You can now enjoy the slide deck from this session, which took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th). What is the future of per­sonal brain health?  Accel­er­at­ing inno­va­tion is poised to enable sys­tem­atic brain health self-monitoring and self-care, which in turn can trans­form what it means to live healthy and ful­fill­ing lives. What con­crete steps can indi­vid­u­als take to man­age and enhance brain health and heal ill...
Source: SharpBrains - October 21, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Technology alexandra morehouse alvaro-fernandez Barbara Arrowsmith-Young Brain-health brain-illness Digital Aging healthy lives kaiser permenente self care Source Type: blogs

BrainTech: Six Take-aways on Neuroplasticity and Cognitive training
Israel’s first international BrainTech conference took place this week, on October 14 and 15th. It was organized by the 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 smal...
Source: SharpBrains - October 18, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Dr. Son Preminger Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Brain-Plasticity braintech Cognitive-impairment Cognitive-Training Israel motivation neuroplasticity Neurotechnology Psychotherapy schizophrenia video-games Source Type: blogs

Brain Health meets Digital Health
Brain Health Meets Digital Health from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation You can now enjoy the slide deck from this session, which took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th). Brain Health meets Digital Health: In this session we will dis­cuss the key high­lights and fore­casts from Sharp­Brains’ lat­est mar­ket report “The Dig­i­tal Brain Health Mar­ket 2012–2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based tech­nol­ogy to assess, mon­i­tor and enhance cog­ni­tion and brain functioning.” Chair: Hilal...
Source: SharpBrains - October 17, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Technology alvaro-fernandez Brain-health brain-health-market digital health hilal lashuel market-report market-research Source Type: blogs

Nelson Calderon: Let’s spread brain fitness knowledge in developing countries
Nelson Calderon Bonilla Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in?  I’m mostly interested in how to harness neuroplasticity to drive positive and enduring changes on the brain. What excites you the most about your job? As a telecom executive and coordinator of the Brain Interest Group in Mensa Colombia, I’m very interested in the possibilities of applying what we know about the brain to improve quality of life on developing countries. What is one important thing you are working on now?  Currently we’re working on a Think Tank to discuss la...
Source: SharpBrains - October 16, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness brain interest group Brain-Fitness cogntive apps for smartphone cogntive training tools daily exercise Human Brain Project meditation Mensa Nelson Calderon neuroplasticity regular exe Source Type: blogs

How to max­i­mize the resilience and pro­duc­tiv­ity of human resources
How can orga­ni­za­tions max­i­mize the resilience and pro­duc­tiv­ity of their human resources? from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation You can now enjoy the slide deck from this session, which took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th). How can orga­ni­za­tions max­i­mize the resilience and pro­duc­tiv­ity of their human resources?  His­tor­i­cally, human resource depart­ments have not had the toolkit to develop the most human resource of all – our brains. What are some large employ­ers an...
Source: SharpBrains - October 15, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Peak Performance Technology Aetna andrew lee brain productivity Brain-Resource brain-science cerner corporation David Nill Evian-Gordon health human resource hyong un wellness Source Type: blogs

Deborah Rozman: The brain is not only about cognition
Deborah Rozman What excites you the most about your job? As the CEO of HeartMath, I love our mission of expanding consciousness and our daily work to help people build resilience and emotional coherence. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? I am particularly interested in how to improve people’s lives via the neuroscience of stress and emotions. What is one important thing you are working on now, and where can people learn more about it?  We are working on ways to make our Heart Rate Variability sensor...
Source: SharpBrains - October 14, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Brain-Fitness cognitive-health deborah rozman emotion emWave heart rate variability sensor heartmath inner balance hrv neuro feedback neuroscience Stress Source Type: blogs

How the Human Brain Project can drive brain health innovation
How can we har­ness the Human Brain Project to max­i­mize its future health and well-being ben­e­fits? from SharpBrains: Tracking Brain Health Innovation You can now enjoy the slide deck from this session, which took place at the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th). How can we har­ness the Human Brain Project to max­i­mize its future health and well-being ben­e­fits? In early 2013, the Euro­pean Union selected the Human Brain Project,  coor­di­nated by Lausanne’s Fed­eral Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (EPFL), as the recip...
Source: SharpBrains - October 11, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Technology brain-heath EPFL Fed­eral Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy health Human Brain Project Sean Hill well-being Source Type: blogs

Ellen Somers: Staying sharp by continually learning and teaching about brain health
Ellen Somers, MA, LMHC What is your name, job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there? As Coordinator of  Cognitive Health Services at St. Camillus Centers, I am always looking for new ways to develop our programs and services as the field of brain health evolves. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? Over the years, my focus on dementia care has expanded into an interest in prevention and brain health maintenance. I particularly enjoy working with persons with mild impairmen...
Source: SharpBrains - October 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness aerobic excercise Brain-Fitness Brain-health cognitive-health cognitive-skills dementia care Ellen Somers life long brain health St. Camillus Centers Source Type: blogs

Available: All 2013 SharpBrains Summit slide decks
Thanks to the generous support from our Summit Sponsors we are glad to share all slide decks from the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: How Can Neuroscience-based Innovation Enhance Behavioral and Brain Health (September 19-20th). We hope you enjoy them! –> You can check out all slide decks HERE –> As an example, you can check out the slide deck corresponding to this session. 10:15–11:45am. How can orga­ni­za­tions max­i­mize the resilience and pro­duc­tiv­ity of their human resources? His­tor­i­cally, human resource depart­ments have not had ...
Source: SharpBrains - October 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology Aetna brain Brain-Resource Cerner Human-Resources innovation productivity resilience sharpbrains summit Source Type: blogs

Human Brain Project: Let’s understand basic mechanisms behind cognition and behaviour
Billion pound brain project under way (BBC News): “Scientists from 135 institutions, mostly in Europe, are participating in The Human Brain Project (HBP). Co-funded by the EU, it aims to develop the technology needed to create a computer simulation of the brain. It will also build a database of brain research from the tens of thousands of neuroscience papers published annually. “The Human Brain Project is an attempt to build completely new computer science technology that will enable us to collect all the information we have built up about the brain over the years,” said Prof Henry Markram, Dire...
Source: SharpBrains - October 8, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Technology brain cognition Human Brain Project Source Type: blogs

Teresa Kennedy: Total health includes physical AND mental fitness
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Photo Credit: Dwayne Watkins What excites you the most about your job? As President of Power Living Enterprises, it excites me that we are improving people’s lives through our mind-body training, coaching and consulting services, as well as the content we create. Please tell us about your inter­est in applied brain sci­ence. What areas are you most inter­ested in? What moti­vated you to pur­sue work in your field?  The brain has always been fascinating to me. I’m approaching it from the mind-body training and content standpoint. I have an MBA from Harvard and als...
Source: SharpBrains - October 7, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Brain Monitoring Kirtan-Kriya Leadership meditation mental-fitness mind-body mindfulness stress-management Total health Source Type: blogs

FDA guidelines for mobile health apps relevant to cognitive/ mental health
21 types of health apps the FDA could regulate but won’t (MobiHealthNews): “The FDA final guidance finally published last week and it included very few surprises. One new section in the final guidelines — that was not included in the draft guidance — is a list of the types of apps that the FDA says will fall under its enforcement discretion. That means that these apps may meet the definition of a medical device, but the “FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion for these mobile apps because they pose lower risk to the public…In the pages to follow is a roundup of the FDA’s l...
Source: SharpBrains - October 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology anxiety depression FDA medical device mobile apps psychiatric apps Source Type: blogs

One more study shows “brain supplements” don’t work to enhance brain health and function
Conclusions: We did not find an association between RBC DHA + EPA levels and age-associated cognitive decline in a cohort of older, dementia-free women. (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - October 2, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Brain-health brain-supplements cognitive-decline cognitive-health DHA fish-oil omega-3 Source Type: blogs

Top 30 Highlights from the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The latest on Brain Research, Health and Innovation
Over 30 speakers and 170 registered participants discussed the latest on brain research, health and innovation at the fourth annual SharpBrains Virtual Summit, held in September 2013. Here are some of the fascinating highlights* that can help identify emerging opportunities and prepare for significant changes likely to occur in the next 3–5 years. What surprised/ impressed us the most (in brackets, the Speaker who prompted the highlight): How the Human Brain Project is building a comprehensive brain simulation web portal for hundreds of neuroscientists to find principles that can not only optimize brain health but a...
Source: SharpBrains - October 1, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness AAA AARP brain health check-up Brain-health cognitive-health Cognitive-Training Discovery Communications EEG FDA Lumosity PBS pharmacological Posit-Science Positive-Psychology Source Type: blogs

Top 30 Highlights from the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: The latest on Brain Research, Health and Innovation
Over 30 speakers and 170 registered participants discussed the latest on brain research, health and innovation at the fourth annual SharpBrains Virtual Summit, held in September 2013. Here are some of the fascinating highlights* that can help identify emerging opportunities and prepare for significant changes likely to occur in the next 3–5 years. What surprised/ impressed us the most (in brackets, the Speaker who prompted the highlight): How the Human Brain Project is building a comprehensive brain simulation web portal for hundreds of neuroscientists to find principles that can not only optimize brain health but a...
Source: SharpBrains - September 30, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness AAA AARP brain health check-up Brain-health cognitive-health Cognitive-Training Discovery Communications EEG FDA Lumosity PBS pharmacological Posit-Science Positive-Psychology Source Type: blogs

Expo Day @ 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
Quick heads-up: this Friday, September 27th, we’ll have several Summit presentations as part of Expo Day. Registered participants will receive final instructions via email. All times below reflect US Pacific Time. 8:30–9:15am. Sharp­Brains. Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, pre­sent­ing The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Opti­mize Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages). 9:30–10:15am. The Alzheimer’s Research & Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion. Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa, pre...
Source: SharpBrains - September 25, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Alzheimer’s Research & Pre­ven­tion Foun­da­tion Brain­Base­line Dig­i­tal Aging Dig­i­tal Arte­facts Inter­ac­tive Metronome sharpbrains Source Type: blogs

SharpBrains @ New York Public Library
We are proud to announce that Alvaro Fernandez will present The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age at New York Public Library, on September 24th, in a talk open to librarians and the general public. More details HERE. (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - September 23, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness alvaro-fernandez brain health book brain-fitness-book New York new-york-public-library Source Type: blogs

2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit to continue at 8.30am US Pacific Time
Day 2 of the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit will start today, Sept 20th, at 8.30am US Pacific Time/ 11.30am US Eastern Time.  We will continue featuring over 30 of the world’s top scientists and innovators working on ways to enhance behavioral and brain health via neuroscience-based innovation. All sessions will be chaired by some of the world’s most inspiring and accomplished trailblazers, recognized as Young Global Leaders (YGLs) by the World Economic Forum. –> If you are a Registered Participant, click HERE –> If not, please subscribe to our e-Newsletter&...
Source: SharpBrains - September 18, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Aetna Brain-health digital health Discovery Communications Emotiv Lifesciences EPFL Human Brain Project Kaiser-Permanente Kickstarter Lumosity National Scienc Source Type: blogs

2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit to start at 8.30am US Pacific Time
The 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, starting today, Sept 19th, at 8.30am US Pacific Time/ 11.30am US Eastern Time, will feature over 30 of the world’s top scientists and innovators working on ways to enhance behavioral and brain health via neuroscience-based innovation. All sessions will be chaired by some of the world’s most inspiring and accomplished trailblazers, recognized as Young Global Leaders (YGLs) by the World Economic Forum. –> If you are a Registered Participant, click HERE –> If not, please subscribe to our e-Newsletter to be informed as recordings become...
Source: SharpBrains - September 18, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Aetna Brain-health digital health Discovery Communications Emotiv Lifesciences EPFL Human Brain Project Kaiser-Permanente Kickstarter Lumosity National Scienc Source Type: blogs

Where Brain Health Meets Digital Health and Big Data
2013 is an exciting time to have a brain. Over the past two decades, our understanding of the human brain has grown exponentially. Fueled by this new information, the number and variety of brain applications available commercially is exploding, potentially transforming the way we care for our brains across our entire lifespan. Having a brain is not a medical condition, yet in practice that seems to be our unspoken assumption. The truly revolutionary and often untold story these days is about the tools becoming available to consumers to take better care of their own brain health and performance, thanks to new digital platfo...
Source: SharpBrains - September 16, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology big data Brain-health digital health neuroplasticity World-Economic-Forum Young Global Leaders Source Type: blogs

New Summit Speaker: David Nill, Chief Medical Officer at Cerner
We’re proud to announce a new and excel­lent speak­er at the upcom­ing 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th), to dis­cuss an ambitious ongoing initiative to embed brain health solutions into corporate wellness. Dr. David Nill, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Cerner Corporation, is responsible for innovation of clinical aspects of health and care services for Healthe , an initiative aimed at increasing the resilience and wellbeing for Cerner associates. Additionally, Dr. Nill participates in health benefits design and integration of other Cer...
Source: SharpBrains - September 13, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology Brain-health Cerner corporate-wellness David Nill Healthe Source Type: blogs

New LinkedIn Group for 2013 SharpBrains Summit Participants
We are looking forward a great SharpBrains Summit next week! Quick heads up: We just created the private LinkedIn Group where Summit participants can discuss relevant topics and meet colleagues from now until September 30th, 2014. –> Summit Participants can join the LinkedIn Group HERE –> If you haven’t registered yet, you can Learn More and Register HERE (25% off promotional code: sharpsummit) (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - September 12, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness linkedin group summit virtual summit Source Type: blogs

New Summit Speaker: Peter Chiarelli, CEO of One Mind for Research and US Army General (Ret)
We’re proud to announce a new and excel­lent speak­er at the upcom­ing 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th), to discuss how brain data exchange portals can accelerate brain research and improve brain healthcare. Peter Chiarelli is a retired 4-star gen­eral in the U.S. Army and the CEO of One Mind for Research. Co-founded by for­mer Con­gress­man Patrick Kennedy and men­tal health advo­cate Garen Staglin, One Mind for Research is an inde­pen­dent, non-profit orga­ni­za­tion bring­ing together health care providers, rese...
Source: SharpBrains - September 11, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Technology brain data Brain-health One Mind for Research Pete Chiarelli Source Type: blogs

SharpBrains @ New York Public Library
We are proud to announce that Alvaro Fernandez will present The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age at New York Public Library, on September 24th, in a talk open to librarians and the general public. More details HERE. (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - September 10, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness alvaro-fernandez brain health book brain-fitness-book New York new-york-public-library Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Reasons To Join the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th)
We’d like to bring your attention to the upcoming event that is likely to become a landmark event for anyone interested in health and wellness applications of brain science. Top 10 Reasons to Join the 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit (September 19-20th): Watch Patrick Aebis­cher, Pres­i­dent of the Swiss Fed­eral Insti­tute of Technology-Lausanne (EPFL), present the new billion-euro Human Brain Project Ask Alexan­dra More­house, VP Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Permanente, her views on on the future of personal brain health Learn from Tan Le, CEO of Emo­tiv Life­sciences, ho...
Source: SharpBrains - September 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Aetna Alexan­dra More­house brain brain performance institute Brain-health brain-science Bruce Wexler Dan Fox Emo­tiv Life­sciences EPFL Human Brain Project innovation J Source Type: blogs

Study: Well-targeted brain training videogame can lead to real-life benefits
A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger (The New York Times): “Brain scientists have discovered that swerving around cars while simultaneously picking out road signs in a video game can improve the short-term memory and long-term focus of older adults. Some people as old as 80, the researchers say, begin to show neurological patterns of people in their 20s… “We know we can rewire the brain, but the challenge is how to do it properly,” she said. “We’re in the primitive age of brain training.” Study: Video game training enhances cognitive control in older adults (Natu...
Source: SharpBrains - September 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Technology Brain-Training cognitive-abilities cognitive-control cognitive-enhancement multitasking NeuroRacer videogame Source Type: blogs

Kaiser Permanente and Discovery executives to present at 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
We’re glad to announce two more excel­lent speak­ers at the upcoming 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th). Alexandra will discuss the future of personal brain health, and Dan why Discovery made a sizable investment in cognitive training platform Lumosity. Alexan­dra M. More­house is the Vice Pres­i­dent of Brand Man­age­ment at Kaiser Per­ma­nente. She is respon­si­ble for all aspects of dig­i­tal, social, and tra­di­tional mar­ket­ing of Kaiser Per­ma­nente, one of the nation’s larg...
Source: SharpBrains - September 4, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Brain-health Discovery Lumosity Source Type: blogs

Sheri Osborn: We should all live a creative life
Sheri Osborn What excites you the most about your job? As the Founder of AvaTrends, I get excited by the chance to improve human lives by empowering all people to be more than they are regardless of what their challenges are today. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? My interest began as a personal effort to get through a hard time in life. Once I learned to visualize a new future and take steps to get there, I felt the desire to help others do the same. I could feel my own brain growing in the same way a musc...
Source: SharpBrains - September 3, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Ava Therapy avatrends brain-growth Brain-health human development Source Type: blogs

Update: 5 ways to pro­tect your brain, and boost your career
Time for Sharp­Brains’ August 2013 e-newsletter, fea­turing 8 excellent interviews with Speak­ers and Par­tic­i­pants in the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th), 7 insightful media stories, and more. Enjoy! Inter­view Series: Sandra Chapman: Using innovative thinking, and brain training, we can rewire the brain at every level Lynn Steffes: Let’s better integrate physical therapy and cognitive fitness Cori Lathan: It’s time for an annual brain check-up, a “brain thermometer” Robert Bilder: We are embark&sh...
Source: SharpBrains - August 30, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness brain brain-aging brain-fitness-industry Brain-Training cognitive-fitness meditation memory checkup physical therapy Source Type: blogs

Lynn Steffes: Let’s better integrate physical therapy and cognitive fitness
Lynn Steffes, PT, DPT What excites you the most about your job? Thanks to the rehabilitation consulting service I run, I have the amazing opportunity to work with physical rehabilitation practices and associations across the country on program development, marketing & business operations. Professionals in the rehab field are passionate about keeping our population active, independent and enjoying optimal quality of life, and that is why bringing programs that address brain health and wellness excites me! Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated...
Source: SharpBrains - August 29, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Alzheimers-disease American Physical Therapy Association Brain-Fitness Brain-health cognitive-fitness dementia Dr. Lynn Steffes Memory Care Mind-Body program Physical-Exercise VA Memory Care Source Type: blogs

Sandra Chapman: Using innovative thinking, and brain training, we can rewire the brain at every level
Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there?  As the founder and chief director at the Center for BrainHealth at UT-Dallas, what gets me excited every day is being on the forefront of defining and encouraging cognitive brain health fitness for people of all ages. We are identifying measures of brain health and what it takes to achieve it for healthy brains, injured brains and diseased brains. It is just as important to care for your brain when it is healthy as when it is diseased or injured. Please tell us about yo...
Source: SharpBrains - August 28, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness aerobic-exercise brain health fitness brain performance institute Brain-Fitness Brain-health brain-performance Brain-Training Center for Brain Health cognitive-health frontal-lobes make your Source Type: blogs

Brain Science Podcast features Alvaro Fernandez on brain fitness
We are honored that the Brain Science Podcast devoted its special 100 episode to an in-depth interview with Alvaro Fernandez, discussing the new book The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age (April 2013; 284 pages). As Dr. Ginger Campbell, the program host, says, “Brain Fitness should not just be a concern for older people, it should become a key component of a healthy lifestyle at any age. The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness is a great first step.” –> To enjoy the interview: Listen to interview Here (starts at 13:29) Read f...
Source: SharpBrains - August 27, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness alvaro-fernandez Brain-Fitness Brain-Science-Podcast Source Type: blogs

Three Insights from the Frontiers of Positive Psychology
In late June, the third World Congress on Positive Psychology convened leading scientists to explore the keys to a happy and meaningful life. Here are three of the most striking and practical insights from the conference. Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology—the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life—is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its core themes and principles during its first decade, it is now getting deeper and more precise in its exploration of what it takes to truly fl...
Source: SharpBrains - August 26, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Greater Good Magazine Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Martin-Seligman neuroplasticity Positive-Psychology Roy Baumeister Source Type: blogs

What Summit Speakers and Participants Say About Brain Check-ups, Cognitive Wellness, and More
On September 19-20th, 2013, over 30+ speakers at the frontier of Brain, Health and Innovation will engage with over 200 professionals in North America and abroad. You can check out the quite amazing Speaker Bios and Summit Agenda. Also, as part of SharpBrains’ new interview series, here’s what several Summit Speakers and Participants have to say about the opportunities and challenges at hand: Cori Lathan: It’s time for an annual brain check-up, a “brain thermometer” Q: Where do you see clear “low-hanging fruit” to enhance behav­ioral and brain health based o...
Source: SharpBrains - August 23, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain brain check-up cog­ni­tive wellness innovation Neurofeedback neuropsychologist Source Type: blogs

John Todor: To reach brain potential, we need less individual “improv”
John I. Todor What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there? As the Co-Founder of Living55Plus.com, I enjoy the opportunity to curate the new research showing how lifestyle impacts mental, physical and social well-being, and to help build a community to share everyday experiences. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? My Ph.D. is in Educational Psychology, followed by post-doctoral work in cognitive science and clinical neuropsychology. I am most interested...
Source: SharpBrains - August 22, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness aging john todder lifestyle-changes lifestyles living 55 plus meditation neoroplasticity social-network well-being Source Type: blogs

Robert Bilder: We are embarking on the next stage of human evolution
Robert Bilder, PhD What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there? I’m the Tennenbaum Family Professor of Creativity Research at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. The Semel Institute and UCLA overall are amazing places to be involved in highly collaborative trans-disciplinary research. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? I’m a clinical neuro-psychologist interested in understanding how we can deploy new neuroscien...
Source: SharpBrains - August 21, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness big c creativity cognitive-control Cognitive-functions dorsal ventral FitBit john templeton foundation Robert Bilder semel institute UCLA Source Type: blogs

Cori Lathan: It’s time for an annual brain check-up, a “brain thermometer”
Corinna E. Lathan, PhD What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there? As Founder and CEO of AnthroTronix, a firm committed to advancing human-inspired technologies that have a global impact, I am fortunate to direct the vision and work of a very talented team while collaborating with fascinating scientists and technologists worldwide. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field?   Optimizing the human-technology interface requires an intelligent application o...
Source: SharpBrains - August 20, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness AnthroTronix brain check-up brain thermometer Brain-health cognitive-health corinna lathan Dana Defense Automated Behavioral Assessment Source Type: blogs

Dr. Sherrie All: A neuropsychologist shaping the future of cognitive wellness
Sherrie D. All, Ph.D What is your cur­rent job title and orga­ni­za­tion, and what excites you the most about work­ing there? I’m the founder of the Chicago Center for Cognitive Wellness and consultant to Mather LifeWays.  What excites me about working at both places is that it enables me to be a pioneer in helping people better understand and take care of their brains. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? As a neuropsychologist, what motivated me to pursue this work were all of the...
Source: SharpBrains - August 19, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness brain spa Brain-Fitness Brain-health brain-science cognitive-reserve cogwellness dementia Dr. Sherrie All Mather LifeWays mental-stimulation neurology oxytocin Source Type: blogs

Write a book review and earn a complimentary SharpBrains Summit pass
Dear Friend of SharpBrains , We are proud to share that the Greater Good Science Center at UC-Berkeley just published a very positive book review of The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: “When it comes to health advice, there is often so much contradictory information out there in the media that it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. The same goes for information about brain fitness. With all the myriad of articles out there about what one can do to preserve cognitive function as you age, it’s nice to see the new book, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, where all of the relevant ...
Source: SharpBrains - August 15, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Stephanie Korszen: Let’s improve mental self-awareness, starting with the role of fatigue
Stephanie Korszen What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there? I’m a Product Engineering Manager at Advanced Brain Monitoring, where I have the opportunity to work first-hand with a wide range of researchers, neuroscientists, and doctors.  I’m most excited by learning more about upcoming EEG-based research and breakthroughs with real-world applications. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? I’ve always been passionate about the interact...
Source: SharpBrains - August 13, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Advanded Brain Monitoring innovation Neurofeedback Stephanie Korszen Source Type: blogs

Separating the (brain health) wheat from the chaff: great book review by the Greater Good Science Center
Great book review by the Greater Good Science Center of The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: “When it comes to health advice, there is often so much contradictory information out there in the media that it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff…The same goes for information about brain fitness. With all the myriad of articles out there about what one can do to preserve cognitive function as you age, it’s nice to see the new book, The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness, where all of the relevant information is in one place…the book is a succinct and informative guide to cogn...
Source: SharpBrains - August 12, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness book brain health book brain-book Brain-Fitness cognitive-function health advice Source Type: blogs

Good brainy stories at The New Yorker, The Economist, CNNMoney
Several excellent articles at The New Yorker, The Economist and CNNMoney discuss new health and industry opportunities around brain fitness, applied neuroplasticity and digital health, quoting SharpBrains’ CEO, professional market report and general-interest book. Enjoy! 5 ways to protect your brain, and boost your career (CNNMoney): “Fernandez is co-author of a book called The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness that boils down the current explosion of new research in this area to specific advice on what to do now to guard against Alzheimer’s and other forms of cognitive impairment later on…By...
Source: SharpBrains - August 9, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness alvaro-fernandez Brain-Fitness cognitive bottleneck Cognitive-impairment Cognitive-Training digital health emotional bottleneck neuroplasticity sharpbrains Source Type: blogs

Dharma Singh Khalsa: Why are yoga and meditation often overlooked for healthy brain aging?
Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there? As the Founding President and Medical Director of the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF), what excites me leading the way in cutting edge research on the beneficial, anti-aging effects of yoga and meditation on cellular health, brain function and, specifically, memory. Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? What interests me the most is how life style influences ...
Source: SharpBrains - August 8, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Alzheimers-disease Alzheimers-Research-and-Prevention-Foundation brain-aging Dharma-Singh-Khalsa Kirtan-Kriya Kundalini Yoga meditation memory memory-loss mild-cognitive-impairment Stress Source Type: blogs

Upcoming interview series on Brain, Health and Innovation
In order to start gathering good thoughts and momentum for the upcoming 2013 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, we are going to run an interview series with Summit Speakers and Participants between now and mid-September, via this blog. Please make sure to visit us often to learn about how 100+ pioneers will respond to these questions: What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there? Please tell us about your interest in applied brain science. What areas are you most interested in? What motivated you to pursue work in your field? What is one important thing you are working on now...
Source: SharpBrains - August 7, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain Brain-health innovation interview Source Type: blogs

New Summit Partner: The UCSF Gaz­za­ley Lab
We’re proud to announce that the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th) will count on the support from another leading organization. The UCSF Gaz­za­ley Lab is a cog­ni­tive neu­ro­science research lab at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco focused on study­ing the neural mech­a­nisms of mem­ory and atten­tion, changes due to nor­mal aging and demen­tia, and ther­a­peu­tic interventions. Thank you! –> To Learn More and Reg­is­ter, please click on 2013 Sharp­B...
Source: SharpBrains - August 6, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology aging attention dementia Gazzaley Lab memory neural mechanism therapeutic intervention UCSF Source Type: blogs

New SharpBrains Summit Partner: The Mars Discovery District
We’re happy to count on the support from MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict, a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre located in Toronto and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies in life sci­ences and health care, dig­i­tal media, clean-tech, as well as inno­v­a­tive social pur­pose business. Thank you! –> To Learn More and Reg­is­ter, please click on 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (10% off dis­count code: sharp...
Source: SharpBrains - August 2, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology clean-tech digital media health care life sciences MaRS mars discovery district next generation companies social business Source Type: blogs

New Summit Partner: The Mars Discovery District
We’re proud to announce that the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th) will count on the support from another leading organization. The MaRS Dis­cov­ery Dis­trict is a large scale, mis­sion dri­ven inno­va­tion cen­tre located in Toronto and net­worked across Ontario, focused on build­ing Canada’s next gen­er­a­tion of tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies in life sci­ences and health care, dig­i­tal media, clean-tech, as well as inno­v­a­tive social pur­pose business. Thank you! &ndash...
Source: SharpBrains - August 2, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology clean-tech digital media health care life sciences MaRS mars discovery district next generation companies social business Source Type: blogs

New Summit Partner: The Innovation Lab
We’re proud to announce that the 2013 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit (Sep­tem­ber 19-20th) will count on the support from another leading organization. The inno­va­tion­lab is an inter­na­tional knowl­edge cen­tre for new tech­nol­ogy based in Den­mark. It oper­ates as an “antenna asso­ci­a­tion” pro­vid­ing a broad per­spec­tive of the scope of emerg­ing tech­nolo­gies, of their poten­tial, and of who has advanced the fur­thest and with what, with cus­tomers such as Sony Eric­s­...
Source: SharpBrains - July 31, 2013 Category: Neurologists Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology innovation lab new impact technology Technology Innovation Source Type: blogs