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LonnyGarson

LonnyGarson   , 29

from New York

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Last month I had the fortune to join 1,900 innovators from 90 nations at the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China, to discuss how innovation can enhance the state of the world. over

Throughout numerous private meetings, workshops, panels and social gatherings, we examined the way to handle climate change, the best way to spend money on public infrastructure to better control financial services, and dozens of other urgent issues. In addressing these problems, everyone -- independent of discipline or nationality - brought to the table our most precious asset: the amazing Human Brain.

During captivating and stimulating sessions we investigated the brand new frontiers in neuroscience. A notable focus was around emerging neurotechnologies, such as those empowered by the White House BRAIN Initiative, can help find and record brain activity in unprecedented detail and, thus, revolutionize our knowledge of the brain as well as your brain.

In parallel, high ranking government officials and health experts convened to brainstorm about how exactly to "optimize healthy life years." The dialogue revolved around physical well-being and promoting positive lifestyles, but was largely quiet on the subjects of emotional or cognitive wellbeing. The brain, that key asset everyone needs to learn, problem solve and make great-choices, and the associated cognitive neurosciences where much improvement has occurred during the last two decades, are still largely absent in the health plan.

What if brain research that is existing and non-invasive neurotechnologies might be used to improve public health and well-being? How do we start building bridges that are better from present science and also the technologies towards tackling wards real world health challenges we are facing?

Great news is that a transformation is already underway, albeit underneath the radar. People and institutions worldwide are likely to spend over $1.3 billion in 2014 in web-based, cellular and biometrics-based solutions to evaluate and enhance brain function. Increase is poised to continue, fueled by appearing mobile and non invasive neurotechnologies, and by consumer and patient demands for self-powered, proactive brain care. For example, 83% of surveyed early-adopters agree that "grownups of ages should take charge in their very own brain fitness, without waiting for his or her physicians to let them know to" and "would personally require a brief evaluation every year as an annual mental check-up."

These are 10 priorities to think about, if we want to boost health & wellness based about the latest neuroscience and noninvasive neurotechnology:

1. This is what the Research Domain Criteria framework, set forth by the National Institute of Mental Health, is beginning to do.

2. Bring meditative practices to the mainstream, via school-based and corporate plans, and leveraging relatively-affordable biometric systems

3. Coopt pervading actions, for example playing videogames...but in a sense that ensures they have a beneficial effect, such as with cognitive training games specifically designed to prolong cognitive vitality as we age

4. Offer web-based psychotherapies as first-line interventions for depression and anxiety (and likely insomnia), as advocated by the united kingdom 's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

5. Track the negative mental and cognitive side effects from a variety of health interventions, to ensure unintentional effects from the remedy aren't afflictive than the treated person's original state.

6. Join pharmacological interventions (bottom up) with cognitive training (top-down) such as the CogniFit - Bayer partnership for patients with Multiple Sclerosis

7. Start-up Thync merely raised $13 million to market transcranial stimulation in 2015, helping users "change their frame of mind." That's not a medical claim per se...but does the technology have to be controlled as a medical device?

8. Invest more research dollars to fine tune brain stimulation techniques, like transcranial magnetic stimulation, to empower truly personalized medicine.

9. Adopt big data research models, like the recently-declared UCSF Brain Health Registry, to leapfrog the existing clinical trial model that was small and move us closer towards producing personalized, integrated brain care.

10. And, last but certainly not least, encourage physical exercise, диета с кисело мляко and bilingual instruction in our schools, and reduce drop-out rates. Improving and enriching our schools is perhaps the most powerful societal intervention (and the first non-invasive neurotechnology) to establish lifelong brain reserve and delay issues brought by cognitive aging and dementia.

If we need every citizen to embrace lifestyles that are more positive, particularly as we face longer and more demanding lives, it's critical that we better empower and equip ourselves with the right cognitive and psychological resources and tools. Initiatives such as those above are an important start to view and treat the human brain as an asset to truly optimize years of functional, healthy and purposeful living, and to invest in across the complete human lifespan.

Let us strengthen existing bridges -- and build needed new ones -- to enhance our collective well-being and well-being.