Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: April 18, 2018
With just a few small changes in our daily routines brain health can be improved! One of these common activities relates to an observation I’ve heard Dr. Merzenich share on more than a few occasions about working out while listening to music. Quite simply, doing both of these activities simultaneously is not something he would recommend. In Dr. Merzenich’s words:
“Movement control is all about your brain interpreting those immediate feelings along with those products of sensory feedback translated by your vision and your kinesthesia, coming back from your body. “Senseless” exercising is good for your strength and vitality and is known to help get more blood and oxygen to the brain; still, for exercising your brain as the controller of your movements, it’s largely a waste.“
Dr. Merzenich is a world renowned authority on brain plasticity and the brain behind our program, BrainHQ.
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Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
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