Posts Tagged digital health

Study: Trained older brains can outperform untrained younger ones at demanding cognitive tasks

Time for SharpBrains e-newsletter, featuring the latest research, tools and thinking for lifelong brain health and mental well-being ‚ÄĒ and a couple fun brain teasers ūüôā

New brain research:

New neurotech and digital health:

New thinking on brain and mind:

And a couple fun brain teasers:

 

Have a great month of September,

 

The SharpBrains Team

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Let‚Äôs discuss how to Outsmart Smart Technology to Reclaim our Health and Focus

I‚Äôm excited to share that the upcoming¬†2019 SharpBrains Virtual Summit¬†will feature, on May 8th, a fascinating presentation and discussion with¬†Dr. Margaret Morris, who spent 13 years as a researcher at Intel and recently wrote a very timely book ‚ÄĒ¬†Left to Our Own Devices: Outsmarting Smart Technology to Reclaim Our Relationships, Health, and Focus¬†(MIT Press, 2018).

Please learn more about the fantastic Summit Agenda and consider joining us!

To better understand Dr. Morris’ work and insights you can read this great book review over at Psychiatric Times:

Morris is a skillful storyteller and takes that challenge to task. Across eight easy-to-read chapters, she illustrates how people, most likely younger users, ‚Äúhack‚ÄĚ technologies to foster connection, mindfulness, and well-being. The chapters are centered around a collection of personal narratives from people who personalized their digital devices and experience positive results. Morris records these stories with a gentle, engaging, and upbeat tone that requires no formal background in either mental health or technology ‚Ķ¬†This book is a good read for today‚Äôs digital health initiatives and for clinicians hoping to keep up to date in current trends in mental health technology. It reminds us that putting a device in a patient‚Äôs hands will often lead to outcomes that we could never have imagined. It also pokes holes in the once reigning view that robotics and chatbots are dehumanizing and antisocial. If anything, the narratives suggest that technology can help patients monitor their emotional states and improve sharing and connections. The book underscores how useful it is to study how patients use apps in real-world settings and to learn from their lived experiences.

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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 ūüôā

New thinking

New research

>New tools

Upcoming event

 

Finally, here you have 5 quick brain teasers to sharpen two key cognitive skills: attention and working memory.

 

Have a great month of May,

 

The SharpBrains Team

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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, and everyone needs help

Consider all unmet needs derived from the traditional pharma-exclusive approach to brain health.

Learning and cognitive disabilities in children are growing significantly, from ADHD and OCD, to autism. The related emotional and economic burden is substantial ‚ÄĒ yet, over 60-70% of those with treatment have poor outcomes, and many who need help don‚Äôt get any.
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