Why Headspace Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

With more than 500,000 subscribers paying an average of roughly $100 a year, meditation aid Headspace has built a real business out of the ethereal realm of mindfulness. The app-based service, which is consistently among the most downloaded health and fitness offerings in the Apple App Store, removes the intimidation factor for beginners with an [...]

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The Future of the Human Brain: Smart Drugs and Nootropics

By Karla Lant A Scientific Way of Enhancing Performance? Futurism curates the products that could help reshape our world. Learn more about Qualia and ‘smart drugs’ here. Doing research to define what nootropics are is kind of like asking Tekkies which VPN is the best one to use. You get an avalanche of responses from [...]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know about Elon Musk’s Human/AI Brain Merge

By Kristin Houser After weeks of anticipation, details on Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink have finally been revealed. In a detailed report on the website Wait But Why, Tim Urban recounts insights gleaned from his weeks meeting with Musk and his Neuralink team at their San Francisco headquarters. He offers an incredibly detailed and [...]

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Catch More ZZZs with Sleep-Enhancing Tech

By Dana McMahan From phone-controlled smart lightbulbs to temperature-controlled pillows and mattress pads, technological innovations are helping people get more shut-eye. Sleep eludes millions of Americans. Not getting enough sleep can lead to health problems, car crashes, accidents and errors at work, and just plain exhaustion. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [...]

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Brain-computer interface allows completely locked-in people to communicate

A brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome, according to a new paper publishing January 31st, 2017 in PLOS Biology. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being "happy", despite their extreme condition. The research [...]

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Stress Management Tech Keeps Calm

By Amy Roberts From artificial intelligence-powered smartphone apps to wearable technologies, new innovations are helping people find and stick with meditation and stress-relief methods best suited for their lifestyle. In many ways, technology contributes to high stress levels by encouraging a breakneck, get-this-done-yesterday pace. Some innovators, however, are using tech to reduce stress, encourage calmness [...]

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CZ Biohub awards nearly $14.5 million to Berkeley researchers

By Robert Sanders Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached. The investigator awards are the first individual grants by the CZ [...]

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Mindful Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder

Hormonal, inflammatory reactions to stress were reduced after meditation training, in rigorous NIH-sponsored trial. Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now a rigorously designed, NIH-sponsored clinical trial led by a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher has found objective physiological evidence that [...]

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Stimulating the Brain With Electricity Reduces Bulimia Symptoms

Key symptoms of bulimia nervosa, including the urge to binge eat and restrict food intake, are reduced by delivering electricity to parts of the brain using non-invasive brain stimulation, according to new research by King’s College London. Bulimia is an eating disorder characterised by a vicious cycle of repeated bouts of distressing binge eating and [...]

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