Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: August 20, 2018
Did you know that when you fall or have another mobility issue, the fault is as much your brain’s as your body’s? That’s because balance relies on multiple cognitive and sensory systems, including the visual-spatial and visual-motor systems. To date, five studies have been on fall risk and mobility using BrainHQ exercises and assessments. Learn about these studies here and try an exercise here.
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Psychiatry remains behind the times when diagnosing medical conditions
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
Psychiatry steadfastly remains one of the few domains of medicine that bases its clinical decisions on patient reporting and physician observations. This stands in marked contrast to other medical disciplines which routinely incorporate biomarkers such as lab tests and imaging studies in aiding the diagnosis and determination of treatment procedures; but this may change soon. Learn more
Do humans possess a magnetotactic sense like migratory birds?
Given the vast numbers of golden-aged Canadian ‘snowbirds’ who keep to their annual travels en route towards the southern sun it would almost seem that way! Researchers from Germany provide us a more scientific explanation having now conclusively mapped magnetic particles in the human brain and contending that with their asymmetric distribution it is compatible with the notion that humans might well have a magnetic sensor. Read more here
So this is how your brain filters out noise:
At some point, we’ve all been to the lively cocktail party where in spite of all the noise our brains manage to tune in to the conversation at hand. Shedding light on this process, new research from the University of Tübingen, shows how the precisely timed, discharge of specific nerve cells found in the cerebral cortex region separates relevant information from the trivial and how this finding provides a model for therapeutic applications in patients with memory disorders. See details here