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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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Upcoming award for behavioral health innovation by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Quick heads-up: The Scattergood Foundation and the Kennedy Forum have partnered to recognize innovations that challenge how behavioral healthcare is currently viewed ... Read on »
ADHD & the brain: Does ADHD treatment improve long-term academic, social and behavioral outcomes? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . The ADHD challenge The core symptoms of ADHD frequently cause significant impairment in academic, social and behavioral functioning that adversely impact individ ... Read on »
Upcoming market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Just a quick heads-up to the SharpBrains community: we are wrapping up a comprehensive market report on Pervasive Neurotechnologies (non-invasive, scalable, potentially ub ... Read on »
Next in Human Resources: Tracking brain games data to measure cognitive and emotional traits? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data (NPR): “People have always wanted to find a way to assess someone’s cognitive and emotional traits ... Read on »
Update: What do schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, addiction, and... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Time for Sharp­Brains’ February  e-newsletter , fea­tur­ing a wealth of neu­ro­science and neurotechnology news and brain health insights. New research ... Read on »
Open question: Can coffee & Ritalin’s mental effects be delivered, safely, over a smartphone? by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Will 2015 be the year our smartphones link up to our brains? (Popular Science): “Thync bills itself first and foremost as a neuroscience company. Its sol ... Read on »
Study: Fewer than 19% of ADHD treatment plans monitor treatment response according to guidelines by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health What did they find (at a recent study , published in the journal Pediatrics, surveying community-based ADHD diagnoses and treatments)? For around 30 percent of chil ... Read on »
Trend: Taking health (and brain health) care “beyond the pill” by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . How Device Makers Can Take Healthcare “Beyond the Pill” (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry): “One thing is clear: Pharma’s commitment to “beyond the ... Read on »
Trend: Combining EEG with augmented reality to reinvent brain-computer interactions by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . DAQRI buys EEG tracker Melon to build out augmented reality helmet (MobiHealth News): “Melon, the EEG-tracking headband company that raised nearly triple ... Read on »
Upcoming event on therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses of non-invasive neuromodulation devices by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Heads-up: The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a branch of the National Academy of Sciences, is putting together a forward-looking workshop on  Non-Invasive Neuromodulat ... Read on »
Study: Long-term meditation can help slow down aging-related brain volume decline by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Long-term meditation tied to less brain loss (Reuters): “People who reported meditating for an average of 20 years had higher brain volumes than the aver ... Read on »
The real brain drain: How unemployment depletes cognitive and emotional resources by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . How Unemployment Impacts Your Personality (Entrepreneur): “Unemployment is no cakewalk. It’s well documented that an involuntary jobless state can take a s ... Read on »
Why retirement planning should include mental fitness by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Are You Mentally Fit Enough to Plan for Retirement? (Money): “In this era of “self-directed” retirement (no pensions, you make all the investment choices ... Read on »
Brain health startup Neumitra secures investment from Peter Thiel’s philanthropic fund by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Peter Thiel’s philanthropic fund invests in brain health startup Neumitra (Boston Business Journal): “Breakout Labs, a Silicon Valley-based philanthropic fund launche ... Read on »
Study: Harnessing fMRI neurofeedback to enhance attention and cognitive potential by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Real-time brain feedback reduces attention lapses (News at Princeton): “In an article published online Monday by the journal Nature Neuroscience, researche ... Read on »
5 Reasons Why Parents of Children with ADHD Need to Become Proactive, Well-Informed Advocates by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Most children with ADHD receive their care from community-based pediatricians, so it is especially important for that care to be consistent with best-practice guidel ... Read on »
Non-invasive neurotechnology reaches senior housing via ASHA-NeuroVigil innovative partnership by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Senior Living Sees Huge Potential in Resident Brain Data (Senior Housing News): “The American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) has announced a new partn ... Read on »
Q: What do people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, addiction,... by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Different mental disorders cause same brain-matter loss, study finds (press release): “A meta-analysis of 193 brain-imaging studies shows similar gray-matt ... Read on »
Trend: Software-based assessments of memory & cognition to detect concussions after head trauma by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . X2 Bio’s Software Helped The Seahawks Make The Right Call Evaluating Cliff Avril In The Super Bowl (Forbes): “Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril lay moti ... Read on »
Poll: 93% believe mental health system needs to change by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health . Satcher-Kennedy: How to fix the mental health system (USA Today): “…an overwhelming majority (96%) of the public agrees that mental health conditions, su ... Read on »