August 2018 - 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: 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.

Please don’t hesitate to send us an email if you have questions or we can be of help to you in any way.

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.

Psychiatry remains behind the times when diagnosing medical conditions
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 here.

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.

In This Issue

Psychiatry remains behind the times when diagnosing medical conditions
Do humans possess a magnetotactic sense like migratory birds?
So this is how your brain filters out noiseBrain of autistic children folds differently compared to norm
Ever wonder why couples rank higher on the happiness scale?
Science proves island life makes for bigger brains!
Your Brain Holds the Key to Safer Driving!
Blogs and Resources




Category-based published studies

Studies on clinical conditions for researchers

2016 Alzheimer’s Conference announcement

ACTIVE Study Published - Brain Training and Dementia

Healthy Aging

Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive Impairment due to Heart Failure

Fall Risk and Mobility

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

Ever wonder why couples rank higher on the happiness scale?
Happiness means different things to different people and is influenced by multiple variables including education, income, employment and relationship status. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, an extensive study by Chinese researchers on 1000 young adults using magnetic resonating imaging found that some 45% of test subjects who were either married or cohabiting displayed higher levels of life satisfaction. Read more here.

Science proves island life makes for bigger brains!
What scientists had long suspected is now borne out in fact, island birds exhibit larger brains than their mainland relations. It’s been said geography defines its inhabitants and so it is with island birds that due to their relative isolation must quickly adapt to changing conditions in their ecosystems or face certain peril. Researchers theorize that due to the slower maturation rates of island birds it enables their brains to fully develop and ultimately prevail when resources turn scarce in supply. Given the continuous need for learning and behavioural adaptability to changing local conditions, rapid evolutionary changes are the surest means to survival. Learn more here.

Your Brain Holds the Key to Safer Driving!
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 try an exercise.

News, More Interesting Articles and Blogs
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2018, Ottawa (Schedules will be updated by the end of August)
How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News
Map of billion brain cell connections sheds light on how memories are formed and recalled
Brain area responsible for pessimism found
How the brain regulates blood sugar levels
Study shows how the brain responds to disruptions in the body’s balance
Evolutionary changes in the human brain may have led to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
New insights into the adolescent brain
Openness to Experience linked to reduced cortical thickness in several brain regions
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
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