April 2016 - Discover and learn about brain functions, along with the latest news on brain plasticity and research!
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Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: April 15, 2016

I recently read an article on memory which was frequently quoting Dr. Merzenich, the brain behind our BrainHQ program and I thought I would share a few lines with you:

"Memory might be the issue bothering most baby boomers, but the benefits of brain training have to go deeper than that…"

"What good is it to train your brain if it doesn’t apply to your everyday life? You want to see real impact, not just learn some trick on a computer. So you have to do things that are not specifically about memory, that are more elemental. We’re driving changes across the whole system, not just at the highest level where we perceive there are problems. [BrainHQ] is designed to correct the whole machine."

If you haven't already, try today's free Daily Spark exercise and please feel free to pass it on – you may change someone’s life!

Kind regards,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.

Failing once and we’re more likely to fail again, why?
From time to time we’ve all heard about someone going into a downward spiral when bad things pile upon one another. When we fail at something our brains become more prone to reinforcing this behaviour. Luckily, there are a few simple things we can all do to reset our brain’s process to deal with failure and end the stress involved. Read about it here.

Your brain has an emergency power backup
It takes a lot of our body’s energy to keep our brains running smoothly. When however we’re in the middle of a stressful situation and our energy stores are depleted it affects our cognitive function. But our brains are able to make a temporary energy source to help us get through these times. Read about the details here.

Can neuroscience help with chronic pain?
Managing chronic pain has long been a struggle for clinicians and patients. Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have made some interesting observations of biochemical reactions within our brains that may lead to new treatments. Having these reactions working properly to control the neuronetwork in charge of managing pain might well be the next step for new therapies on chronic pain. Read more about their research here.


In This Issue

Failing once and we’re more likely to fail again, why?
Your brain has an emergency power backup
Can neuroscience help with chronic pain?
The brain’s cleaners are always at work
Meet your match by matching your neurons
Go beans, it’s good for your brain
More reasons your brain needs a good night’s sleep
Are you 50 plus?
Blogs and Resources



Healthy Aging

Traumatic Brain Injury


HIV-Related Cognitive Decline

Cognitive Impairment due to Heart Failure

Fall Risk and Mobility

Visual Disturbances and Impairment

Driving Impairment

Hearing and Cognitive Training

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

All Published Scientific Studies

Scientific Studies In-progress

The brain’s cleaners are always at work
For your brain to remain healthy and work properly the unused neurons need to be trimmed and cleared away. Our brains continue to produce specialized cells to help keep this process running smoothly throughout our lives. Researchers have discovered some surprising connections between these cells and the olfactory area of the brain. Discover more here.

Meet your match by matching your neurons
It’s often said that the key to a successful relationship is to have a shared set of values and goals with your partner. It turns out that this ability to be emotionally understanding with one another is likely due to having matching neural circuitry. Find out how neural vocabulary may be more important than being a good communicator when it comes to relationships here.

Go beans, it’s good for your brain
Beans are a rich source of B vitamins and folic acid, both of which have been associated with brain health. As identified by Dr. Martha Clare Morris, the beans diet has been shown to slow cognitive aging and reduce risk of Alzheimer’s. The recommendation is to eat half a cup of beans every other day or so. Try Spicy Lime Black Beans a wonderfully delicious and fragrant way to enjoy brain-healthy black beans!

More reasons your brain needs a good night’s sleep
A good night’s sleep is a vital part of maintaining your brain’s health. Bedtime is when your brain does a lot of essential house cleaning to keep everything running smoothly. So, when your sleep patterns are disrupted you aren’t just tired and foggy in the morning, your brain simply isn’t running at peak efficiency. Discover how lack of sleep affects your brain here.

Are you 50 plus?
Your brain is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment when you get behind the wheel of a car. As we age, our reaction times slow down and our field of vision decreases. This means our safety on the road is also reduced. By spending only 10 hours doing the engaging driving cognitive training program you can save your life and the lives of others on the road! Learn more and find out your CRASH RISK now - it's FREE.

Blogs and More Interesting Articles
Acting Impulsively and Sensation Seeking May Be Linked to Brain Anatomy
Hoping To Cure Blindness, Scientists Develop ‘Mini Retinas’ From Stem Cells
Dr. Merzenich on Larry king Now
American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting from April 15-21 in Vancouver
IBM Wants to Implant Fake Brains in Real Brains to Prevent Seizures
Robots record brain activity inside neurons
How the brain processes emotions
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors: Exercise #5 Double Decision
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors: Exercise #4 Visual Sweeps
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors: Exercise #3 Syllable Stacks
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors: Exercise #2 Target Tracker
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors: Exercise #1 Sound Sweeps
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ New User? Try the Daily Spark
BrainHQ in English: www.dynamicbrain.brainhq.com
BrainHQ in French: www.dynamicbrain-fr.brainhq.com
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