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Meet Neurotrack, the winning health startup at SXSW

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Neurotrack, the startup that took the health prize at this week’s SXSW startup accelerator in Austin, isn’t just a few months or a few years in the making. Elli Kaplan, the company’s CEO, said it’s built on research started 25 years ago. That’s when neuroscientists at UC San Diego started...
Meet Neurotrack, the winning health startup at SXSW

Memrise raises $1.05M to make memorization a game

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Memrise, a TechStars Boston graduate, caught my eye last year at its demo day with its gamified approach to learning and memorizing languages. I wasn’t the only one impressed. The company has raised $1.05 million from Avalon Ventures, Balderton Capital, Matt Mullenweg’s Audrey Capital and Lerer Ventures. Nabeel Hyatt, who sold Conduit Labs...
Memrise raises $1.05M to make memorization a game

Strobe lighting goggles shown to improve short-term memory, all-night ravers feel validated

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Those goggles you see above aren't for stylish looks while playing dodgeball -- they're the keys to a potentially important discovery about short-term memory. Duke University's Institute for Brain Sciences found that subjects playing catch with goggles simulating strobe lights were noticeably better at memorizing information during tests, even...
Strobe lighting goggles shown to improve short-term memory, all-night ravers feel validated

Secondary Market Stupidity

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I have heard of short term memory, but this borders on amnesia. Were the buyers in this latest secondary transaction (Twitter at $10B) asleep during the Facebook IPO? Did they miss the part where lots of well intentioned "investors" bought Facebook shares at $80B, $90B, $100B, only to see the...
Secondary Market Stupidity

Foc.us headset said to stimulate brain, hones in on gaming (forehead-on)

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We've seen a number of headsets tap into the brain, some of which geotag your mood, grant you remote control over gadgets or simply let you wiggle a pair of cat ears with your mind. However, none of them function quite like the foc.us, which is meant to provide...
Foc.us headset said to stimulate brain, hones in on gaming (forehead-on)

Secondary Market Stupidity

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I have heard of short term memory, but this boarders on amnesia.  Were the buyers in this latest secondary transaction (Twitter at $10B) asleep during the Facebook IPO?  Did they miss the part where lots of well intentioned "investors" bought Facebook shares at $80B, $90B, $100B, only to see the...
Secondary Market Stupidity
Evernote CEO says IPO is 'morally correct thing to do,' but not until 2015 or 2016

9 Apps That'll Make You Smarter (AAPL, GOOG)

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Feeling a little bit of the winter slump? Not as sharp as you'd like to be? Take refuge in your mobile device - there are a number of apps ready to help you shake the dust out of your head. Whether you use an iPhone or an Android phone, there's...
9 Apps That'll Make You Smarter (AAPL, GOOG)

VC: The People Buying Twitter Stock At A $10 Billion Valuation Are Acting Stupidly

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Twitter recently started selling additional shares on the secondary market at a valuation of nearly $10 billion.  But David Hornik of August Capital writes on his blog, VentureBlog, that the people buying those shares are acting stupid. "I have heard of short term memory, but this borders on amnesia," Hornik...
VC: The People Buying Twitter Stock At A $10 Billion Valuation Are Acting Stupidly

Editorial: Apple apologies actually aren't that infrequent, and that's okay

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Today, Tim Cook made his first major apology as the CEO of Apple. It probably won't be his last. Despite the obvious knee-jerk reaction regarding the Maps debacle, it's actually interesting that this particular scenario is yet another example of humans having extraordinarily short-term memory. It's the same reason...
Editorial: Apple apologies actually aren't that infrequent, and that's okay
US begins testing brain implants with hopes of slowing Alzheimer's

Memrise adds $5.1 million in new funds

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Memrise, a learning platform focused on memorization techniques, has raised a Series A round of funding worth $5.1 million, according to an SEC filing. The London-based TechStars Boston grad previously raised two seed rounds to the tune of $1.18 million from Audrey Capital, Avalon Ventures, Balderton Capital, and Lerer...
Memrise adds $5.1 million in new funds

Top VCs Debate Rising Startup Valuations [Video]

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The venture capital valuations for still-have-that-new-car-smell startups like Quora, FourSquare, Blippy are reaching unprecedented levels, and we wanted to find out why. Top VCs Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and David Hornik came by the TechCrunch offices to debate the issue. Four month old Blippy is worth around $38 million....
Top VCs Debate Rising Startup Valuations [Video]

How does your brain create short-term memories? [Neuroscience]

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The brain's long-term memory allows us to hold onto experiences long after we initially encountered them. But short-term memory is a more fleeting and mysterious phenomenon, allowing us to hang onto a thought only until we're distracted by something else. More »...
How does your brain create short-term memories? [Neuroscience]

Nike's stroboscopic eyewear improves visual memory, hand-eye coordination

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Sports athletes in recent years have concentrated on making themselves stronger and faster (sometimes to their own detriment and sanctity of the sport — see Baseball, Steroids Era), but building muscle mass is only part of the equation. Nike, one of the biggest sponsors of sport, sees potential (and profit)...
Nike's stroboscopic eyewear improves visual memory, hand-eye coordination

Scientists explain marijuana short-term memory loss

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Researchers shift their focus to brain cells said to play a key role in memory formation. [Read more]...
Scientists explain marijuana short-term memory loss

Google Keep briefly teases note-taking utility for Drive, vanishes soon after

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Another day, another leak from Google. As The Next Web reports, a note-collecting service called Keep was accessible on Google Drive for a short period of time last night -- and if your short-term memory is a bit cloudy, Drive itself got leaked in a similarly bizarre fashion before...
Google Keep briefly teases note-taking utility for Drive, vanishes soon after
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