September 26, 2023

Wel­come to a brand new edi­tion of Sharp­Brains e‑publication, this time cov­er­ing the lat­est devel­op­ments in stress analysis, med­i­ta­tion, vir­tu­al actual­i­ty, anti-amy­loid medicine, cog­ni­tive display­ings, and extra.

#1. The 7 Habits of Excessive­ly Stress-Resilient Minds

Any­factor value doing can have points of stress woven by: chal­lenge, dis­com­fort, danger. We will’t change that. However what we are able to change is our response” – Elis­sa Epel, Direc­tor of the Getting older, Metab­o­lism, and Emo­tions Cen­ter at UCSF

#2. Har­ness­ing thoughts­ful­ness and vir­tu­al actual­i­ty sim­u­la­tions to max­i­mize sports activities efficiency

Good ideas and instruments to “sim­u­late or repli­cate real-world per­for­mance anx­i­ety and pres­positive in a con­trolled means, enable­ing professional­gres­sive and man­aged expo­positive to emphasize.”

#3. 8 week Thoughts­ful­ness-Primarily based Stress Reduc­tion (MBSR) course discovered to be as effec­tive as Lexapro (esc­i­talo­pram) to deal with adults with anx­i­ety dis­or­ders, and with far few­er unintended effects

When peo­ple can come right into a clin­ic and be seen by a psy­chol­o­gist or psy­chi­a­trist and giv­en a full analysis—the place the [pro­fes­sion­al] can dis­cuss with the affected person the choice of med­ica­tion, psy­chother­a­py, or meditation—that will probably be a great factor” — examine’s lead creator, Dr. Eliz­a­beth Hoge at George­city College

#4. CMS: anti-amy­loid drug Leqem­bi (lecanemab) doesn’t meet the “rea­son­in a position and nec­es­sary” stan­dard required for wider Medicare protection

Courageous evi­dence-based deci­sion, fac­ing con­sid­er­in a position pres­positive — “impor­tant ques­tions nonetheless have to be answered to sup­port peo­ple with Medicare, care­givers, and their refer­ring and deal with­ing physi­cians to make knowledgeable, appro­pri­ate deci­sions about use of any drug on this par­tic­u­lar class” … additionally, reg­istry-based stud­ies “could also be used to evaluate whether or not out­comes seen in care­ful­ly con­trolled clin­i­cal tri­als (e.g., FDA tri­als) are repro­duced within the real-world and in a broad­er vary of sufferers.”

#5. Pilot professional­gram by IU and Davos Alzheimer’s Col­lab­o­ra­tive to check AI-pow­ered cog­ni­tive display­ing at scale

…The take a look at itself, the Linus Well being Core Cog­ni­tive Eval­u­a­tion, is com­prised of a lifestyle-based ques­tion­naire and a

dig­i­tal cog­ni­tive assess­ment, which asks sufferers to remem­ber three unre­lat­ed phrases, com­plete the clock draw­ing take a look at, and repeat the three phrases. The instrument then makes use of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) to detect sub­tle indicators of cog­ni­tive impair­ment and gen­er­ates a rating…“[Using that score,] they get a cease­gentle that’s inexperienced, yel­low, or pink. And the doc­tor can take a fast have a look at it and determine, ‘what do I do with this?’”

#6. Pear Ther­a­peu­tics los­es 97% of its mar­ket cap­i­tal­iza­tion since 2021, explores strate­gic options

Unfor­tu­nate information from a pio­neer in dig­i­tal med­i­cine, present­ing how onerous it’s to convey non-inva­sive inter­ven­tions to mar­ket through clin­i­cal channels.

#7. Past cumbersome VR head­units: Voice recog­ni­tion, eye monitor­ing, and nat­ur­al ges­tures within the period of the meta­verse and the “Medi-verse”

We don’t actual­ly know the poten­tial of the meta­verse … includ­ing a poten­tial “Medi-verse” that focus­es on well being­care deliv­ery. However … one factor that appears not like­ly is us con­tin­u­ing to inter­act with the dig­i­tal world by desk­prime com­put­ers, sensible­telephones, and ponderous head­units. Extra like­ly, we are going to inter­act with the dig­i­tal world by voice recog­ni­tion, eye monitor­ing, and nat­ur­al ges­tures like within the sce­nario above.” –– Dr. Cori Lath­an, creator of Invent­ing the Future: Sto­ries from a Techno-Optimist

#8. Ten sources, mind teasers and illu­sions to cel­e­brate Mind Conscious­ness Week 2023

We’ve got brains; there­fore we really feel, and suppose, and are. Some­factor we cel­e­brat­ed dur­ing Mind Conscious­ness Week (March 13–nineteenth) and might and will hold cel­e­brat­ing each day!


Have a fantastic month of Could