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Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional

San Francisco, California
Alvaro Fernandez is SharpBrains' co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, and has been quoted by The New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press, Congressional Quarterly Researcher, among others. He recently wrote the acclaimed article Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand for the... Full Bio
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Day 2 @ 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit has started! by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health After a great Day 1 yesterday, we have another excellent Summit Agenda today. We look forward to it, and to sharing the main insights and take-aways with the SharpBrains c ... Read on »
2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit starts today by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The 2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit is starting today Tuesday, October 28th, at 8.15am US Pacific Time (San Francisco, CA time)! Each of the blue dots in the map below rep ... Read on »
Cognitive maintenance 2.0: From crossword puzzles to targeted mental stimulation by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The Silver Economy: Brain training fired up by hard evidence (Financial Times): “Not so long ago, people kept ageing brains active through reading and writing, talkin ... Read on »
Douglas Ziedonis (UMass­ Med­ical School) to speak on scaling up meditation and... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Excited to announce that Dr. Dou­glas Ziedo­nis, Pro­fes­sor and Chair of the Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try at at the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts Med­ical School, will ... Read on »
How can front-line professionals incorporate the emerging brain health toolkit to their practices? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Don’t miss the ses­sion How can front-line pro­fes­sion­als incor­po­rate the emerg­ing brain health toolkit to their practices at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit   ... Read on »
10 Ways To Improve Health & Well-being Based On Latest Non-Invasive Neurotechnologies by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Last month I had the fortune to join over 1,900 pioneers from 90 countries at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China , to discuss how innovation ... Read on »
Challenge: Helping consumers separate brain training wheat from brain games chaff by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Brain-Training Companies Get Advice From Some Academics, Criticism From Others  (The Chronicle of Higher Education): “…brain-game companies entice people ... Read on »
Best practices to assess and enhance brain functions via mobile devices and wearables by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Don’t miss the session Best prac­tices to assess and enhance brain func­tion via mobile devices and wearables at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Sum­mit  next week, featuri ... Read on »
Adam Gazzaley, Director of UCSF Neuroimaging Center & Akili co-founder, to speak at 2014... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Happy to share that Adam Gaz­za­ley, Direc­tor of UCSF Neu­ro­science Imag­ing Cen­ter and Co-founder of Akili Inter­ac­tive Labs, will share his work and insights on Impr ... Read on »
Hábitos para una vida laboral más próspera by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Dormir la siesta te hace mejor profesional (Expansión): “El español Álvaro Fernández Ibáñez dirige SharpBrains, una empresa estadounidense que investiga cómo mejorar ... Read on »
Focused ultrasound as emerging method of non-invasive neurotechnology by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Sound Waves Can Heal Brain Disorders (Scientific American): “…Physicians are also considering high-intensity focused ultrasound as an alternative to brain surgery. Pa ... Read on »
AnthroTronix CEO Corinna Lathan to discuss 510(k) FDA clearance of its DANA neurocognitive test at... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Happy to share that Dr. Lathan, CEO of AnthroTronix, will discuss the brand-new 510(k) FDA clearance of their DANA neurocognitive test at the 2014 Sharp­Brains Vir­tual Su ... Read on »
Elizabeth Frates, Director of Medical Student Education at the Institute of Life Medicine, to... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We are proud to announce that Dr. Eliz­a­beth Frates, Direc­tor of Med­ical Stu­dent Edu­ca­tion at the Insti­tute of Lifestyle Medicine, will speak at the 2014 Sharp­Brai ... Read on »
2 Weeks to Go: Shaping the Practice and the Future of Brain Fitness at the 2014 SharpBrains... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions world­wide are expected to spend over $1.3 bil­lion in 2014 in web-based, mobile and biometrics-based solu­tions to assess and en ... Read on »
Out: crossword puzzles. In: digital cognitive assessments and training by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Do brain games work? (The Boston Globe): “There’s intense interest — and the potential for big money — in the world of brain games. Lumosity…claims 60 million users…T ... Read on »
Start-up Thync raises $13 million to market transcranial stimulation via consumer wearable by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Thync gets $13 million to send electric currents to your brain (SFGate): “Thync, a Los Gatos startup, is working on a wearable that’s a little different ... Read on »
Next in mental health, substance abuse: Preventive interventions to strengthen working memory by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — Strong working memory puts brakes on problematic drug use (Medical Xpress): “Adolescents with strong working memory are better equipped to escape early d ... Read on »
New Summit Speakers: Thomas Insel (NIMH), Catherine Madison (CPMC), Rajiv Pant (NYT), and Mark... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We are proud to announce four excellent additions to the quite stellar Speaker roster at the upcoming  2014 SharpBrains Virtual Summit  (October 28-30th): Dr. Thoma ... Read on »
Dr. Catherine Madison, Director of the new Ray Dolby Brain Health Center at CPMC, to speak @ 2014... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health We are proud to share that Dr. Cather­ine Madi­son, Direc­tor of the new Ray Dolby Brain Health Cen­ter at California Pacific Medical Center, will speak at the 2014 Sharp­ ... Read on »
Next: Wider use of EEG measurements in emergency care by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health — New EEG electrode set for fast and easy measurement of brain function abnormalities (press release): “A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement ... Read on »