Welcome to DynamicBrain, the Canadian Partner of Posit Science Corporation, the leading provider of clinically proven brain fitness programs. Our mission is to raise public and organizational awareness about brain health and fitness in Canada. In addition to the online BrainHQ offering at https://dynamicbrain.brainhq.com, we are now offering Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training classes in group setting at physical locations as well as on the web.

The exercises in BrainHQ are proven to work in over 140 peer-reviewed published studies and it is the only program that meets the Institute of Medicine's (IoM) requirements for brain training. BrainHQ is used by healthy persons of all ages as well health institutions, hospitals, rehab, hearing and vision centres for clinical conditions. Learn more »

For class schedules, registrations and Frequently Asked Questions, please click on the button below. If you require further information, feel free to send us an email at info@dynamicbrain.ca. Brain Fitness Programs

The Recent Study on Dementia
At the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto on July 24, 2016, the new results of landmark study were presented. This study, called the ACTIVE trial, showed that one particular type of brain exercise—called “speed training” in the study—cut the long-term risk of dementia nearly in half. DynamicBrain is honoured to be the sole provider of the exercise in Canada, now available as Double Decision in BrainHQ, and offered at Brain Fitness classes across Ottawa. Press Release »

Why train your brain?

The human brain's aging process begins in our 20s. As we grow older, our brain does not register the information that we receive through our senses as clearly and accurately as it used to. This is partly because it processes the sensory information slower as well as having a reduced ability to filter distractions and a lower level of brain chemicals. All together, we experience shorter attention span, increased forgetfulness, slower reflexes, poor hearing, poor balance and mobility, and more.

The fitness revolution of the 80s and 90s taught us how important physical exercise is for our overall health and well-being. Brain fitness is simply the next natural step forward in that mindset transformation. Just like your physical body, it is now scientifically proven that the brain can and does change its physical form and function throughout a person's lifespan; and, just like the rest of our body, our brains require regular exercise. This naturally adaptive and organic change is known as brain plasticity.

Mayo Clinic IMPACT Study and ACTIVE Study Proven Results

Improves memory by ~ 10 years

Improves speed of processing by >100%

Reduces depressive symptoms by ~ 38%

Improves hearing by ~ 34%

Extends field of view by ~ 200%

Reduces automobile crash risk by ~ 50%

The BrainHQ Six Pillars
Exercise your brain to focus its attention so you feel more aware and less distracted. When you can't remember where you put your keys, you probably weren't paying much attention when you set them down.
Brain Speed
Exercise your brain's auditory and visual systems to process information faster. Reacting effectively and remembering events is mainly determined by how quickly your brain can process events around you.
Exercise your brain's ability to clearly record what you see and hear. Forgetfulness is not your memory failing you but rather your brain not clearly processing information.
Exercise your navigation skills to enjoy visiting a new place, following a map or moving from point A to point B in your daily life.
People Skills
Exercise your people skills to remember the faces and names of new people, participate in conversations in loud places and read people's emotions effectively.
Exercise your brain's complex thinking when manipulating multiple sources of information.
Integrated Brain Fitness

Maintaining a healthy and fit brain requires just a little bit more than only exercising with BrainHQ. While the exercises on BrainHQ directly target various brain areas, there are other lifestyle elements that need to be considered for improved cognition. Nutrition, physical activity, social life, and sleep all contribute to our brain's health. That's why we also share information and helpful tips along with hands-on cognitive training in our Brain Fitness classes.

None of us can deny that growing older is a normal progression of life. Proactively striving to enrich the quality of our living experience along the way though is entirely a personal choice!

About Dr. Michael Merzenich
As co-founder, Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science and the brain behind BrainHQ, Dr. Michael Merzenich heads the company's science team. For more than five decades, Dr. Merzenich has been a leading pioneer in brain plasticity research. In the late 1980s, he led the team that invented the cochlear implant. Dr. Merzenich is a member of both the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine. His seminal contributions to our current understanding of brain change across the lifespan have led many to regard him as the "father of brain plasticity".

Dr. Merzenich was featured in the New York Times bestseller "The Brain That Changes Itself" by Dr. Norman Doidge, the eminent Canadian psychiatrist. He has also appeared extensively on TV programs in Canada including the CBC, David Suzuki's "The Nature of Things" and TVO's "The Agenda" with Steve Paikin.

"We have worked hard in our labs and done our share to help people understand their brain and show them how to prevent unnecessary brain aging or fix it before it's too late; beyond this point it's their responsibility to take it, or drop it!" - Dr. Michael Merzenich

"One day, all of a sudden things clicked. I noticed
that my memory and my hearing were sharper. As
I improved, I wanted to improve more!"
- Merry West, PhD