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

Throughout a huge selection of workshops, panels, private meetings and social gatherings, we examined how to cope with climate change, the way to invest in public infrastructure, how to better regulate financial services, and heaps of other urgent topics. In addressing these issues, everyone -- independent of discipline or nationality - brought to the table our most valuable asset: the Human Brain that was astounding.

During captivating and exciting sessions we explored the brand new frontiers in neuroscience. A prominent focus was around emerging neurotechnologies, like those enabled by the White House BRAIN Initiative, will help revolutionize our knowledge of the mind and also your brain and record brain activity in unprecedented detail and, thus, discover.

In parallel, high-ranking government officials and wellness experts convened to brainstorm about how exactly to "maximize healthy life years." The dialogue revolved around physical health and promoting positive lifestyles, but was largely quiet on the issues of mental or cognitive wellbeing. The brain, that crucial asset everyone needs to learn, problem solve and make good-decisions, along with the associated cognitive neurosciences where much improvement has occurred during the past two decades, are still largely absent from the well-being agenda.

What if existing brain research and non invasive neurotechnologies can be applied to enhance public health and well-being? How can we start building better bridges from existing science and the technologies towards handling wards real-world health challenges we're facing?

Great news is that the transformation is underway, albeit beneath the radar. As William Gibson eloquently said, "The future is already here -- it is simply not very evenly distributed." People and associations worldwide are anticipated to spend over $1.3 billion in 2014 in net-based, mobile and biometrics-based solutions to assess and enhance brain function. Growth fueled by appearing cellular, is poised to continue and non invasive neurotechnologies, and by patient and consumer demands for self-powered, proactive brain care. For instance, 83% of studied early-adopters agree that "grownups of all ages should take charge of the own brain fitness, without waiting for their doctors to let them know to" and "would personally take a brief evaluation annually as an annual mental check up."

These are 10 priorities to think about, if we wish to enhance health & wellness based to the most recent neuroscience and non invasive neurotechnology:

1. Transform the mental health framework, from a constellation of diagnoses such as stress, depression, ADHD...to the identification and strengthening of the particular brain circuits ("cells that fire together wire together") that could be deficient. This really is what the Research Domain Standards framework, put forth from 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, such as playing videogames...but in a way that ensures they have a favorable effect, such as with cognitive training games made specifically to prolong cognitive energy as we age

4. Offer web-based psychotherapies as first-line interventions for depression and anxiety (and probably insomnia), as recommended by great britain 's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

5. Track the negative emotional and cognitive side effects from a variety of health interventions, to ensure unintentional effects from your cure aren't afflictive than the treated individual's first state. Given that the US Food and Drug Administration merely cleared an innovative mobile brain health assessment, what prevents more extensive use of baseline assessments, пречистване на организма and active monitoring of cognition as an individual starts drug or a specific treatment system?

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

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

8. Invest more research dollars to fine-tune brain stimulation techniques, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, to enable truly personalized medicine.

9. Embrace big data research models, like the recently-announced UCSF Brain Health Registry, to leapfrog the present little clinical trial model and move us closer towards producing personalized, incorporated brain care.

10. And, last but definitely not least, boost physical exercise and bilingual instruction in our schools, and reduce drop-out rates. Enhancing and enriching our schools is probably the strongest social intervention (and the first noninvasive neurotechnology) to establish lifelong brain reserve and postponement difficulties brought by cognitive aging and dementia.

Initiatives like those above are a significant beginning to view and treat the human brain as an asset to invest in across the whole human lifespan, and to truly optimize years of purposeful, functional and healthy living.

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

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