Using Digital Tools to Channel Our Minds: Bibliography

By Melinda Speckmann As a follow up to our Introduction, here is some in-depth reading to keep your brains blooming with life for a better understanding of what it means to stay sharp, stay well and overcome illness. Staying Sharp: Cognitive…

Using Digital Tools to Channel Our Minds: Introduction

By Bonnie Feldman, Melinda Speckmann, Ellen M. Martin New technologies in digital health, big data, genomics and neuroscience are converging to help us take better care of our minds, bodies and spirits. Just as our bodies require fitness through exercise…

The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Mobile

Cheaper, faster, better technology is  enabling nearly one in four people around the world to connect with each other anytime, anywhere, as online social networks have changed the way we live, work and play. In healthcare, the data generated by mobile phones…

Can We Measure the Mind-Body​ Connection?

Smoking, obesity and inactivity, together, account for 40% of the preventable premature deaths in the United States. New devices using biofeedback and neurofeedback may allow individuals to improve their positive behaviors which could decrease the number of premature deaths. What…

Neuroplasticity and Brain Fitness

Everyone knows the importance of keeping their body healthy; websites like Pinterest have sections dedicated to health, workout sensations Shawn T. and Billy Blank are making cardio workouts fun, and even the Food Network has changed their shows to cater…

Will Neurogaming Speed Our Understanding of the Mind/Body Connection?

Sometimes it’s fun to be on the ground floor of something big. That’s how I felt while attending the first Neurogaming conference created by Zack Lynch, where over 300 diverse professionals from 5 continents gathered at the Yetizen Innovation Lab.  The quirky…

DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3

In my previous post, I wrote about my first experience attending a mindfulness session. Needless to say, it was a successful experiment, and keen to learn more, I returned to the Hammer to see what the subsequent mindfulness sessions would inspire. My…