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Meditation Apps, Nootropics, And Mood-Enhancing Wearables: 17 Startups Boosting The Brain

A few startups are focused on stress reduction and cognitive enhancement, but others on more serious problems like depression and nervous system diseases. The brain is relatively uncharted territory for tech. Harvard University geneticist George Church has written about impending technologies that “extend our brain both biologically and electronically,” while AFP describes the brain as [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Virtual Reality Helps Legally Blind Man See Clearly For The First Time

By JOE DURBIN, A solitary plinth stands in the center of a dark room. It is completely surrounded by glowing computer screens of various sizes. Each of these screens is a portal to a different experience, a different reality. But, unlike most people, Jamie Soar is too awestruck to care about what lies beyond this [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four projects garner $1.7 million from federal BRAIN initiative

By Robert Sanders Four UC Berkeley research teams will share $1.7 million from the federal government’s BRAIN initiative, part of $70 million in new grants announced Thursday, Oct. 13, by the National Institutes of Health. This is the third round of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) [...]

By |October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

By Nichol Bradford Ask yourself a simple question.  If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, loneliness, sadness, physical and mental pain, or depression?  Or conversely, what would you pay to be happy, feel connected, feel understood, change bad habits into better ones, have a healthy [...]

By |October 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can Meditation Help Pain After Surgery?

By LUCETTE LAGNADO Doctors at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital are testing if meditation can reduce patients’ needs for narcotic painkillers after back surgery Patients who have back surgery, a procedure that can cause severe pain for weeks, may have a new relief option beyond narcotics: meditation. In a study at Mount Sinai Hospital in [...]

By |September 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TransTech 200 Innovator List Announced

These 200 People and Companies Use Tech to Transform the Future of Human Well-Being. The first-ever TransTech200 was announced on August 30, 2016 at Singularity University’s Global Summit. This is the first curated list to highlight the key innovators, makers, researchers, influencers, organizations, scientists and entrepreneurs who are expanding the known limits of human thriving. [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

He may have invented one of neuroscience’s biggest advances. But you’ve never heard of him

ByAnna Vlasits The next revolution in medicine just might come from a new lab technique that makes neurons sensitive to light. The technique, called optogenetics, is one of the biggest breakthroughs in neuroscience in decades. It has the potential to cure blindness, treat Parkinson’s disease, and relieve chronic pain. Moreover, it’s become widely used to [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maker Movement Turns Scientists into Tinkerers

By Prachi Patel Researchers in growing numbers are starting to enlist do-it-yourself 3-D printers, cheap electronics, sensors and more to advance their work To do science, scientists need money—and usually a lot of it because specialized equipment and tools don’t come cheap. That means researchers often have to spend a significant amount of time pursuing [...]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Start Meditating: Meditation Tips from the Experts

What is Meditation? Looking for some Meditation tips? From people who really know what they are talking about? Then you’re in the right place…. Quickly! What are you thinking about right now?… Got it? Well, it is possible that for a really short moment, you had to empty your mind before scanning your thoughts. During [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

National Wearables Survey Reveals Accuracy is Top Priority Among Consumers; Lack of Continually Interesting Insights Among Top Reasons for Discontinued Use

Survey conducted by Valencell and MEMS & Sensor Industry Group reveals consumer interest in monitoring advanced health metrics like stress, blood pressure, and sunlight exposure A recent national survey on wearable technology devices (“wearables”) revealed that consumers consider accuracy the most important feature of wearables, and more than half of those who do not own [...]

By |July 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments