The European Society for Brain Stimulation opposes EU reclassification of TMS and tDCS, claiming a flawed safety assessment
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by SharpBrains
1w ago
Manifesto: Opposition to EU Reclassification of TMS and tDCS equipment to Class III devices based on flawed evidence (European Society for Brain Stimulation): It has recently come to our attention that the EU has reclassified the NIBS equipments including rTMS and tDCS, as Class III devices, the category of highest risk, similar to invasive treatments, such as deep-brain stimulation implants. This reclassification has a major impact on our field, not only for manufacturers, but also for researchers, clinicians and patients and we judge this reclassification a mistake. First, the evidential ba ..read more
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Voice biomarker platform Sonde Health raises $19.25M to spread access to mental health monitoring and beyond
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by SharpBrains
1M ago
Voice analysis platform Sonde Health raises $19.25M (MobiHealthNews): AI-enabled voice technology platform Sonde Health announced it raised $19.25 million in a Series B funding round led by Partners Investment, bringing its total raise to $35.25 million … Sonde Health uses patented voice technology to detect various health conditions from biomarkers in a person’s voice, including analyzing respiratory fitness and detecting depression and anxiety. The funding will help build out the company’s technology to detect additional health conditions, expand its current respiratory and mental health-mo ..read more
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On cognitive-physical training, brain biomarkers, dementia, ketamine, brain teasers, riddles and more
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by SharpBrains
1M ago
Welcome to the last 2022 edition of SharpBrains e‑newsletter, featuring a few selected brain health news and fun teasers to challenge your brain and help us all think outside the box. #1. “Everyone agrees that Google Glass failed when it came to market, but to me, it’s a symbol of hope … It inspired people to think beyond traditional ways of moving about our environment. Instead of looking down at a device, we could look out at the world and have an overlay of digital information. It was one of the first steps in physical–digital convergence that we are seeing today throughout many industries ..read more
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The FDA ends precertification (Pre-Cert) pilot program, saying new authority required to regulate software as a medical device (SaMD)
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by SharpBrains
1M ago
FDA acknowledges shortcomings of Pre-Cert pilot in report (Regulatory Focus): The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it needs additional Congressional authority to move forward with its digital health precertification (Pre-Cert) program. While the idea has been widely lauded by various stakeholders, at least one expert said he feels vindicated for warning the agency early on that it lacked the legal authority to fully implement pathway. In 2017, the FDA proposed the idea of a Pre-Cert program that would act as a new pathway for software as a medical device (SaMD) products, through whi ..read more
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Study identifies cognitive benefits of ketamine in patients with treatment-resistant depression
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by The Conversation
2M ago
Ketamine molecules attach themselves to NMDA neuronal receptors, which play an important role in brain plasticity and predictive processing. C22H31NO2, CC BY-SA Which factors determine what we believe about our world, ourselves, our past, and our future? Cognitive neuroscience suggests that our beliefs are dependent on brain activity, specifically on the way our brains process sensory information in order to make sense of our environment. These beliefs (defined as probability estimates) are central to our brain’s predictive processing function, which enables it to predict the probabilistic str ..read more
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Study: A combined cognitive-physical training approach may enhance both mind and body as we age
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by SharpBrains
2M ago
A combined cognitive and fitness training helps restore older adults’ attention abilities to young adult levels (PsyPost): A new study found promising results for a combined physical fitness and cognitive intervention designed to enhance neuroplasticity in older adults. Using a motion-capture video game, the intervention appeared to remediate age-related declines in attention. The findings were published in the journal npj Aging. With age, cognitive abilities naturally decline. But there is some evidence that this decline can be slowed with training. For example, cognitive interventions that ..read more
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Thanksgiving works: Gratitude journaling seen to lower stress and negative cognitive processes
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by Greater Good Science Center
2M ago
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people suffered extreme stress. People couldn’t work and faced financial anxiety, they felt lonely and isolated, they worried about catching a deadly disease or giving it to someone they loved, and their mental health suffered. For researcher Erin Fekete, of the University of Indianapolis, the unfolding pandemic was an opportunity to answer a longstanding question about the best way to cope in moments of suffering. Do we get more relief by reflecting on our thoughts and feelings about what we’re going through, or from turning our minds to th ..read more
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Study finds sharp decrease (nearly one-third) in the prevalence of dementia among those 65+ in the United States
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by SharpBrains
2M ago
Dementia plummets by nearly one-third among U.S. seniors, RAND says (UPI): The prevalence of dementia in the United States is declining among people over age 65, falling dramatically from 2000 to 2016, a RAND Corp. study says. Nationwide, the age-adjusted prevalence of dementia fell to 8.5% of people over age 65 in 2016, down by nearly one-third from 12.2% of people over age 65 in 2000, according to the researchers. Females are more likely to live with dementia, but the sex difference has narrowed, the study found. Among men, the prevalence of dementia fell by 3.2 percentage points, from 10.2 ..read more
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Precision psychiatry pioneer Alto Neuroscience raises $35M to advance digital biomarker-to-treatment platform
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by SharpBrains
3M ago
Alto Neuroscience Raises $35M Series B Financing (FinsMes): Alto Neuroscience, a Los Altos, CA-based neuro-tech company which specializes in precision psychiatry, raises $35M Series B Financing … The company intends to use the funds to advance lead candidates into Phase 2b studies in major depressive disorder … Proceeds from the financing will also be used to progress the company’s artificial intelligence-enabled brain biomarker platform and launch new clinical trials in areas of high unmet medical need. Alto will report Phase 2a data in early 2023 and further anticipates Phase 2b data readou ..read more
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On cognitive training, muscle mass, neurostimulation, brain teasers, apps, and more
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by SharpBrains
3M ago
Welcome to a new edition of SharpBrains’ e‑newsletter, featuring timely brain & innovation news and a few fun teasers to test your working memory. #1. Study: Building muscle mass helps delay cognitive decline beyond the value of exercise itself “Teasing out exactly how muscle helps the brain remains a challenge. There are plenty of indirect links … But Dr. Chevalier’s results suggest there may be more direct mechanisms too. One possibility is the role of myokines, a set of hormone-like molecules produced by muscle cells that can travel to the brain and influence mood, learning and other ..read more
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