5 trends shaping the future of brain enhancement and neuropsychology
Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright from SharpBrains Presentation by Alvaro Fernandez at the New York Neuropsychology Group (NYNG) 2017 Annual Spring Conference. Description: 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, and where may it be headed? What are the opportunities and challenges for the Neuropsychologists of the Future? We will structure the conversation around ...
Source: SharpBrains - May 9, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Peak Performance Professional Development Technology brain-enhancement Brain-health brain-performance digital health innovation neuropsychologists Neuropsycholo Source Type: blogs

Sharing Dissecting the parieto-frontal correlates of fluid intelligence: A comprehensive ALE meta-analysis study via BrowZine
Dissecting the parieto-frontal correlates of fluid intelligence: A comprehensive ALE meta-analysis studySantarnecchi, Emiliano; Emmendorfer, Alexandra; Pascual-Leone, AlvaroIntelligence: Vol. 63 – 2017: 9 - 2810.1016/j.intell.2017.04.008University of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289617300090Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289617300090Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.******************************************************...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - May 9, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Individual differences in the learning potential of human beings
Altmetric: 61 Views: 2,081 More detail Review Article | Open Elsbeth Stern npj Science of Learning 2, Article number: 2 (2017) •…Read it on FlipboardRead it on nature.com******************************************************Kevin McGrew, PhDEducational PsychologistDirector, Institute for Applied PsychometricsIAPwww.themindhub.com****************************************************** (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
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Dynamic Functional Connectivity – A Brief Overview and Latest Thoughts from the Rotman Research Conference on Neural Dynamics
Dynamic Functional Connectivity – A Brief Overview and Latest Thoughts from the Rotman Research Conference on Neural Dynamics" Is dynamic connectivity a natural next step in functional connectivity …Read it on FlipboardRead it on ohbmbrainmappingblog.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
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Train your brain to remember her name: Key patent for cognitive training system using face-name associations
– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,197,258 Today we are sharing a 2012 patent by Posit Science aimed at enhancing cognitive ability using face-name associations. U.S. Patent No. 8,197,258: Cognitive training using face-name associations Assignee(s): Posit Science Corporation Inventor(s): Peter B. Delahunt, Joseph L. Hardy, Henry W. Mahncke, Shruti Gangadhar Technology Category: NeuroCognitive Training Issue Date: June 12, 2012 SharpBrains’ Take: The facial recognition capacities of the human brain serves a critical function, from when an infant first makes eye-contact with its mother throughout the s...
Source: SharpBrains - May 8, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology cognitive-ability Cognitive-Training face-name associations facial recognition neuro-technology neurocognitive training patent Posit-Science-Corporation visual presentation Source Type: blogs

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Metacognitive confidence judgments and their link to complex problem solvingRudolph, Julia; Niepel, Christoph; Greiff, Samuel; Goldhammer, Frank; Kröner, StephanIntelligence: Vol. 63 – 2017: 1 - 810.1016/j.intell.2017.04.005University of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289616301386Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289616301386Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.****************************************************** (Source...
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Systems Neuroscience Highlights: April 2017
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See MACM model and other"beyond IQ" posts at this blog for additional related researchProgram-specific prediction of academic achievement on the basis of cognitive and non-cognitive factorsFonteyne, Lot; Duyck, Wouter; De Fruyt, FilipLearning and Individual Differences: Vol. 56 – 2017: 34 - 4810.1016/j.lindif.2017.05.003University of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1041608017300997Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1041608017300997Accessed with BrowZi...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - May 6, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Study: Physically-active video games ( ‘exergames’) boost cognition more than physical activity alone
— Active gaming is good for brain health and memory, finds study (University of Manchester release): “Video games which involve physical activity significantly boost our brain health as we get older, according to new research led by University of Manchester experts. Study authors Dr Emma Stanmore and Joseph Firth say systems that use physical activity for gaming such as Wii, and Xbox Kinect can boost brain functioning in people with neurological impairment, as well as keeping our minds healthy and active as we age. In the first ever analysis of all published evidence, the researchers aggregated data from 17 cli...
Source: SharpBrains - May 5, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Technology active gaming boost brain functioning Brain-Fitness Brain-health Brain-Training cognition cognitive effort exergames impairment neurological neurological impairment Source Type: blogs

Monitoring neurological signals to detect potential disorders: Key neurotech patent #44
– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,187,181 Today we feature an important Medtronic patent. (As mentioned, we are discussing foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 8,187,181: Scoring of sensed neurological signals for use with a medical device system Assignee(s): Medtronic, Inc. Inventor(s): Ivan Osorio, Mark G. Frei, Nina M. Graves, Jonathon E. Giftakis Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring Issue Date: May 29, 2012 SharpBrains’ Take: While some events caused by neurological disorders are readily apparent, other undesirable neurological a...
Source: SharpBrains - May 4, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology EEG medical device system Medtronic neuro-monitoring neuro-technology neurological activity neurological disorders neurological signals patent Source Type: blogs

Job Opportunity: DIRECTOR Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute Elkins Park, PA
The Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI)invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of Director.MRRI is an internationally recognized research institute dedicated to three focus areas: Cognitive neuroscience and cognitive rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury treatments and outcomes, and movement sciences and mobility rehabilitation. MRRI shares the health campus with MossRehab and Einstein Medical Center at Elkins Park, PA. MRRI and MossRehab are part of the larger Einstein Healthcare Network. This is an outstanding leadership opportunity to substantially build upon a world-class, ...
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Sharing Sex differences in brain size and general intelligence ( g ) via BrowZine
Sex differences in brain size and general intelligence ( g )van der Linden, Dimitri; Dunkel, Curtis S.; Madison, GuyIntelligence: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://api.thirdiron.com/v2/libraries/56/articles/99908621/contentNon-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289616302975Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - May 3, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Announcement: Final 48 Hours to Learn from 100+ Brain Experts/ 25 Key Resources/ WEF Agenda article
— Dear SharpBrains reader, First, a quick reminder: you have the opportunity to access the talks by 100+ Brain Experts at a substantial discount. This is an special promotion valid for orders placed before May 5th, 2017. (Access pass lasts for 1-year after purchase, so you’ll have plenty of time to watch sessions at your convenience). –> Learn More HERE (10%-off discount code: sharp2017) Second, we have compiled 25 important resources discussed during the 2015 and 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summits. We hope these 25 resources prove to be valuable to everyone working on ways to im...
Source: SharpBrains - May 3, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology Source Type: blogs

Neurotech gone pervasive
— This Is Your Brain on Business (Fortune): “…here’s a sign of how quickly things move in neuroscience: Earlier this year, another paraplegic man, Rodrigo Hübner Mendes, became the first person to drive a race car solely with his mind. Some might even argue that mind controlled driving is not as impressive as making paralyzed people move their limbs—since for neuroscientists, controlling objects thanks to cutting-edge brain-computer interfaces has become quite common. What is noteworthy in Hübner Mendes’ driving performance is that the device he employed to control the race c...
Source: SharpBrains - May 2, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Peak Performance Technology brain business Emotiv Hübner Mendes neurotech pervasive Source Type: blogs

Five reasons the future of brain enhancement is digital, pervasive and (hopefully) bright
— Elon Musk just detailed his ambitious plans for a new brain-computer interface platform. Superathlete Tom Brady revealed his “brain resiliency programme” to increase his athletic edge. Elite US military units are testing brain stimulation headsets to stimulate neuroplasticity and boost mental and physical performance. And they are not the only ones innovating at the frontier of brain and human enhancement. Keep reading article over at World Economic Forum’s Agenda. (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - May 1, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Peak Performance Technology brain-stimulation future Human Enhancement neuroplasticity Source Type: blogs

25 Key Resources to Improve Brain Health and Mental Health
Dear SharpBrains reader, We have compiled 25 important resources discussed during the 2015 and 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summits–where hundreds of professionals from 15+ countries met (virtually) to reinvent brain health in the digital age. We hope these resources prove to be valuable to everyone working on ways to improve brain health and mental health. Please enjoy these 25 Key Resources to Improve Brain Health and Mental Health. Kind regards, Alvaro Fernandez & The SharpBrains Team (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - May 1, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology Brain-health improve mental health improve-brain-health Mental-Health resources Source Type: blogs

Sharing Assessment Trends Among Neuropsychologists Conducting Sport-Related Concussion Evaluations via BrowZine
Assessment Trends Among Neuropsychologists Conducting Sport-Related Concussion EvaluationsLeMonda, Brittany C.; Tam, Danny; Barr, William B.; Rabin, Laura A.Developmental Neuropsychology: Vol. 42 Issue 2 – 2017: 113 - 12610.1080/87565641.2016.1274315University of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/87565641.2016.1274315Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/87565641.2016.1274315Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intellige...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - May 1, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

The science of mind wandering
Excellent summary of contemporary research on mind wanderingThe science of mind wanderingSome feel that spontaneous thought occurring without specific stimulation is closest to understanding how we define ourselves. These seemingly random self-produced …Read it on FlipboardRead it on jonlieffmd.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 28, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Researchers propose four “neurorights” to harness neurotechnology for good: cognitive liberty, mental privacy, mental integrity, and psychological continuity
— A new category of human rights: neurorights (BioMed Central): “Neuroscience provides us with an insight into the mental processes underpinning human behavior: thanks to rapid advances in neurotechnology it is possible to record, monitor, decode and modulate the neural correlates of mental processes with ever more accuracy. In this rapidly evolving technological scenario, a new paper, published in Life Sciences, Society and Policy, advocates for reconceptualizing and even creating new human rights: the right to cognitive liberty, mental privacy, mental integrity, and psychological continuity.” The Paper ...
Source: SharpBrains - April 28, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology cognitive liberty ethics human-rights mental integrity mental privacy mental processes neurocognitive Neurotechnology psychological continuity Source Type: blogs

The impact of the CHC theory of intelligence: Impacting other disciplines and applied applications
In a prior post I documented the global impact of the CHC theory of intelligence.  Another indicator of the impact of the CHC model and taxonomy is how it has been recognized and used forimportant research functions in psychology, other disciplines, and applied settings. A number of diverse examples are summarized here.The common CHC nomenclature assists different researchers better understand what they are measuring and facilitates better communication between and among professionals and scholars (McGrew, 1997). The CHC taxonomy has been used to organize meta-analyses that investigate the relations between cognitive ...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 28, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CHC chc impact CHC theory Source Type: blogs

Video: James Kaufman - What Can Neuroscience Offer the Study of Creativity?
James Kaufman - What Can Neuroscience Offer the Study of Creativity?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QJS5qSbT9QSent viaFlipboard, your personal magazine.Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 27, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Book nook tidbit: Mind wandering can be good
The following is an excerpt fromBlinkists summary of a main elements of " The Wandering Mind "" A wandering mind isn't a bad thing; your brain remains active when it woolgathers.Sometimes our minds don't cooperate. Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk with the intention of getting some work done but instead your mind keeps going in other directions? When this happens, don't assume that your brain isn't still hard at work.When your mind wanders, it is using nearly as much energy as when it is focused and concentrating.This is because only certain regions of your brain are active when focused on a...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 27, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Update: Why Untrained Brains Are A Bit Like Puppies (And How Dance Offers Great Brain Training)
— Time for SharpBrains’ April e-newsletter, featuring what’s new in brain health and cognitive performance. Quite stimulating reading New thinking Why Untrained Brains Are A Bit Like Puppies, And How To Put Together the Building Blocks of a Smarter, Happier Mind Making Stress Work for You, Instead of Against You 5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution Special Offer: Learn from 100+ Brain Experts, Watch 40+ Hours at the Leading Edge (10%-off discount code: sharp2017) New research Dance training: The ultimate way to delay brain decline by combi...
Source: SharpBrains - April 27, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Peak Performance Technology boost cognition brain brain experts Brain Teasers Brain-health brain-stimulation Brain-Training cognitive-performance cognitive-sk Source Type: blogs

Why “Untrained Brains Are A Bit Like Puppies,” And How To Put Together the Building Blocks of a Smarter, Happier Mind
— As a child, I was convinced that my dad just went to work to play. My father was a neuroscientist at Baylor University, and his office was full of brightly colored blocks to test intelligence, books by MC Escher to study perception, and even a soundproof room covered in blue foam that I thought was for gymnastics (but later learned was for studying brain waves during sleep). My favorite room in the office, though, was a computer lab down the hall labeled “Play Room.” In this small closet of an office, there were three computer stations featuring the latest technology on the market. In 198...
Source: SharpBrains - April 26, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Amy Blankson Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning behavior Brain-Training digital growth-mindset happiness neural plasticity Positive-Psychology train-your-brain Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Neurobiology of Language, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
The Language, Cognition and Brain Sciences (LCBS) laboratory at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Research Fellow to contribute to a range of research projects investigating the neurobiology of language in both healthy and language-impaired individuals. Applicants should have completed a PhD for qualification in psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, speech pathology or an equivalent field, and have proven technical ability with a demonstrated publication track record in neuroimaging/neurophysiological techniques.Work conducted within the lab ...
Source: Talking Brains - April 26, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Augmenting physiotherapy via neurofeedback and neurostimulation: Key neurotechnology patent #43
– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694 Today we are sharing a fascinating patent from Medtronic.  (As mentioned, we are featuring 50 foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 8,121,694: Therapy control based on a patient movement state Assignee(s): Medtronic, Inc. Inventor(s): Gregory F. Molnar, Steven S. Gill, Keith A, Miesel, Mark S. Lent, Timothy J. Denison, Eric J. Panken, Carl D. Wahlstrand, Jonathan C. Werder Technology Category: Neuro-monitoring Issue Date: February 21, 2012 SharpBrains’ Take: The ‘694 patent discloses...
Source: SharpBrains - April 25, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain data brain signals disorders EEG electroencephalogram Inc Medtronic neuro-monitoring neuro-technology neurodegenerative neurodegenerative disorders Neurofeedback neuro Source Type: blogs

Sharing The reliability of multidimensional neuropsychological measures: from alpha to omega via BrowZine
The reliability of multidimensional neuropsychological measures: from alpha to omegaWatkins, Marley W.The Clinical Neuropsychologist: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13854046.2017.1317364Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13854046.2017.1317364Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
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Sharing Evaluation of multidimensional models of WAIS-IV subtest performance via BrowZine
Evaluation of multidimensional models of WAIS-IV subtest performanceMcFarland, Dennis J.The Clinical Neuropsychologist: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13854046.2017.1320426Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13854046.2017.1320426Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
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Progress and Problems in Brain Mapping
The holy grail of many neuroscients is to map neuronal connections and from this explain how the brain (and mind) works. There are approximately 80 billion …Read it on FlipboardRead it on jonlieffmd.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
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May 6th, New York City: Anticipating and Shaping the Neuropsychology of the Future
Heads-up about an upcoming joint meeting by the New York Neuropsychology Group and the Psychology Section of the New York Academy of Sciences. What: Neuropsychology of the future and how we can prepare for it today When: Saturday May 6th, 2017, 10 am – 1 pm Where: Podell Auditorium in Bernstein Pavilion, Mount Sinai Beth Israel 10 Nathan D Perlman Place NY, NY 10003 The Focus Please join prominent neuropsychologists and industry leaders to explore the future of neuropsychology and how you can harness recent findings and technologies to prepare for impending changes. As we see the intersection of neuropsychology wit...
Source: SharpBrains - April 24, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology future neuropsychologists Neuropsychology New York Academy of Sciences New-York-City Pearson Source Type: blogs

Sharing Computer-Adaptive Testing: Implications for Students ’ Achievement, Motivation, Engagement, and Subjective Test Experience. via BrowZine
Computer-Adaptive Testing: Implications for Students' Achievement, Motivation, Engagement, and Subjective Test Experience.Martin, Andrew J.; Lazendic, GoranJournal of Educational Psychology: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://doi.apa.org/getdoi.cfm?doi=10.1037/edu0000205Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://doi.apa.org/getdoi.cfm?doi=10.1037/edu0000205Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
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Sharing Executive Function and Reading Comprehension: A Meta-Analytic Review via BrowZine
Executive Function and Reading Comprehension: A Meta-Analytic ReviewFollmer, D. JakeEducational Psychologist: Articles in pressClick on images to enlarge (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
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Sharing Control without Controllers: Toward a Distributed Neuroscience of Executive Control via BrowZine
Control without Controllers: Toward a Distributed Neuroscience of Executive ControlEisenreich, Benjamin R.; Akaishi, Rei; Hayden, Benjamin Y.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_01139Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_01139Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 22, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Study: Brain stimulation can work –if properly timed
—– Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It’s All In The Timing (NPR): “People with a brain injury or dementia often struggle to remember simple things, like names or places. In research published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, scientists have shown it may be possible to improve this sort of memory using tiny pulses of electricity — if they’re properly timed…They tried the approach with a group of patients who had severe epilepsy. These people already had electrodes temporarily implanted in their brains as part of their treatment. And that gave the scientists a w...
Source: SharpBrains - April 21, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology boost memory brain-injury brain-stimulation dementia electrical stimulation electrodes improve memory performance neu­rotech­nolo­gies Source Type: blogs

Tweet by Jessica Lahey on Twitter
Jessica Lahey (@jesslahey)Posted atApril 19, 2017 at 4:00 AM on Twitter" The Perils of Giving Kids IQ Tests, an interview with @Penn's @sbkaufman, via @TheAtlantichttps://t.co/z4UbjHcunohttps://t.co/IphSO2v5qF"Sent viaFlipboard, your personal magazine.Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about.*********************************************Kevin McGrew, PhDEducational Psychologist DirectorInstitute for Applied Psychometricswww.themindhum.com********************************************* (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 20, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Fact: Lifelong neuroplasticity means our 7.5 billion brains can “sculpt” themselves
— Much ongoing brain health and brain enhancement innovation is enabled by the core fact—called neuroplasticity–that the human brain continually changes itself through experience. Neuroplasticity–or brain plasticity– refers to the brain’s ability to rewire itself based on experience by generating new neurons and by forming new connections between neurons, among other factors. It was believed for a long time that, after a certain age, the brain became “fixed.” Now we know that the brain never stops changing, and that’s why there’s so much interest and hope aro...
Source: SharpBrains - April 20, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning brain-enhancement Brain-Plasticity Lifelong Neuroplasticity meditation mental-exercises neurostimulation rewire Source Type: blogs

Debate: In the field of neurostimulation, what comes first, Published Research or Patents?
The Brain-Zapping Olympians (The Ringer): “Gaining jacked-up physical powers from frontal-lobe-electrifying headgear sounds like a half-baked superhero origin story. It’s also a premise that athletes are buying as reality. NBA players and Olympians are wearing a brain-stimulation device called Halo Sport in an attempt to transform into champions. The $649 Halo Sport is sold by a San Francisco startup called Halo Neuroscience…its primary purpose is to electrically trigger the brain using a method called transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCS. The science is knotty, but Halo’s sales pitch i...
Source: SharpBrains - April 19, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology biohack boost performance brain stimulation device brain-stimulation brain-zapping Halo Neuroscience Halo Sport hyperplasticity neurostimulation patents peer-reviewed scientif Source Type: blogs

Next: Will brain sensors be able to infer the mental state of a person –and, for example, identify sarcasm in a message?
-– Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,082,215 Today we highlight a thought-provoking patent by Intellectual Ventures. (As mentioned, we are featuring foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents–from older to newer by issue date–to gain a glimpse into future applications) U.S. Patent No. 8,082,215: Acquisition and particular association of inference data indicative of inferred mental states of authoring users Assignee(s): The Invention Science Fund I, LLC (Intellectual Ventures) Inventor(s): Edward K. Y. Jung, Eric C. Leuthardt, Royce A. Levien, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, John D. Rinal...
Source: SharpBrains - April 18, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain data brain sensors EEG fMRI Intellectual Ventures mental states neuro-monitoring neuro-technology patent The Invention Science Fund Source Type: blogs

“I am excited”: Making Stress Work for You, Instead of Against You
Image: The Yerkes-Dodson Law (YDL) — How much stress is good for you? In 1908, Robert Mearns Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson designed an experiment that would begin to tackle the question, “How much stress is good for you?” The researchers tracked mice to see how stress would affect their ability to learn. Simple—yet painful, because how do you stress out mice? You shock them. The researchers set up two corridors to choose from—one painted white and the other black—and if a mouse went down the black corridor, ZAP! Yerkes and Dodson observed that given too mild a shock, the mice just s...
Source: SharpBrains - April 17, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dan Lerner & Dr. Alan Schlechter Tags: Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Peak Performance Professional Development ability ability to learn alertness anxiety mind physiology Stress work Yerkes-Dodson Law Source Type: blogs

Fully concentrated on task at hand? Then your computer won ’t distract you
Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 8,055,722 — Today we highlight a fascinating patent by IBM that leverages brain monitoring (including EEG feedback) to suppress distracting notifications–hopefully such a system will become available soon!  (As mentioned, we are featuring foundational Pervasive Neurotech patents, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 8,055,722: Notification control through brain monitoring of end user concentration Assignee(s): International Business Machines Inventor(s): David R. Hill Technology Category: Hybrid Issue Date: November 8, 2011 SharpBr...
Source: SharpBrains - April 14, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain data Brain Monitoring brain monitoring system brain signals EEG end user concentration IBM neuro-technology Neurofeedback patent Source Type: blogs

Structural MRI of the Hippocampus
This Open Access article is an informative read - Marshall A. Dalton, Peter Zeidman, Daniel N. Barry, Elaine Williams, Eleanor A. MaguireSegmenting subregions of the human hippocampus on structural magnetic resonance image scans: An illustrated tutorialBrain and Neuroscience AdvancesFirst published date: April-06-201710.1177/2398212817701448 A snippet from the Abstract -" The hippocampus plays a central role in cognition, and understanding the specific contributions of its subregions will likely be key to explaining its wide-ranging functions. However, delineating substructures within the human hippocampus in vivo fro...
Source: BrainBlog - April 14, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Dr. Gerald Goldstein
Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D., died last week at the age of 85 years. He was an influential presence in the practice of neuropsychology as a clinical domain and as a science.His career spanned over sixty years. Here is a link to a 2015 celebratory article from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System about him:Neuropsychology Researcher Celebrates 60 Years. (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Please help us spread the word about neuroplasticity & brain health innovation
— 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 Fact 2. Lifelong neuroplasticity means all those brains can “sculpt” themselves Fact 3. Mobile, sensing, wearable te...
Source: SharpBrains - April 13, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Peak Performance Technology AI brain-enhancement Brain-health Facebook human brains innovation mobile Neuralink neuroplasticity sensing wearable Source Type: blogs

5 Facts You Need To Know To Understand, Navigate And Enjoy The Digital Brain Health Revolution
— 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, where 200+ participants in 16 countries shared and discussed the latest about neurotech­nolo­gy, brain health and digital health.   Fact 1. There are 7.5 billion human brains out there, a...
Source: SharpBrains - April 12, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology Akili Baycrest Brain-health BrainHQ Claritas Mindsciences Click Therapeutics cogmed Cogniciti cognifit digital health Educational Testing Service Elon Musk Facebook Headsp Source Type: blogs

Sharing The Cognitive Neuroscience of Placebo Effects: Concepts, Predictions, and Physiology via BrowZine
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Placebo Effects: Concepts, Predictions, and PhysiologyGeuter, Stephan; Koban, Leonie; Wager, Tor D.Annual Review of Neuroscience: Vol. 40 Issue 1 – 2017:10.1146/annurev-neuro-072116-031132University of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-neuro-072116-031132Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev-neuro-072116-031132Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 12, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

The state of intelligent wearable monitor systems and methods: Key neurotechnology patent #40
— Illustrative image from U.S. Patent No. 7,981,058 Today we highlight a 2011 patent by Dartmouth College, The National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services, aimed at fine-tuning treatment of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and other diseases affecting motor function. (As mentioned, we are featuring a foundational Pervasive Neurotech patent a day, from older to newer by issue date) U.S. Patent No. 7,981,058: Intelligent wearable monitor systems and methods Assignee(s): The Trustrees of Dartmouth College; The NIH, U.S. Dept. Of Health And Human Service...
Source: SharpBrains - April 11, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology brain data neuro-monitoring neuro-technology neuromotor Parkinsons-disease patent stroke wearable monitor systems wearable systems Source Type: blogs

A Call for Science and Common-Sense, Rather than Marketing and Drama, about Concussion and CTE
A fine Editorial Commentary: Carson, A. (2017).Concussion, dementia and CTE: are we getting it very wrong?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Published Online First: 10 April 2017. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2016-315510 (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 11, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Upcoming Event: AAN Annual Meeting (22-28 April, Boston)
The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology takes place later this month.Conference Homepage (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Perceptions of Parkinson's Disease
' People think I'm drunk but I have Parkinson's 'By Lindsay BrownBBC Newsbeat reporter10 April 2017Read report here [snip]" Jordan was diagnosed with Parkinson's when he was 17 and says people often think he's had too much to drink. " [snip] (Source: BrainBlog)
Source: BrainBlog - April 10, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs

Cognitive enhancement at the edge: The US Navy tests neuro-priming and other non-pharmacological aids to boost cognition and performance
— Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies (Military.com): “At a conference near Washington, D.C., in February, the commander of all Navy special operations units made an unusual request to industry: Develop and demonstrate technologies that offer “cognitive enhancement” capabilities to boost his elite forces’ mental and physical performance…he has his eye on a number of technologies, including pharmaceutical aids. But the results of one breakthrough involving the direct application of electrical stimulation to the brain have particularly caught his eye. “Ear...
Source: SharpBrains - April 10, 2017 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Peak Performance Technology biometric boost cognition boost performance brain-stimulation caffeine cognitive-enhancement electrical stimulation Halo Neuroscience meditation mental-performance Navy neuro-p Source Type: blogs