August 2019 - 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 21, 2019

I am thrilled to announce that, in addition to our Ottawa in-person Brain Fitness Classes, we will be offering group-facilitated classes over the internet due to high demand from various locations. We have trialed this method, and the feedback was great. Participants would be able to see each other and communicate with one another, fostering a collective experience of being together in the “same space”.

The objective of offering these classes is to motivate participants to complete an effective round of training under our supervision, to share information on the design and science behind BrainHQ exercises, and to address any questions you might have. The course registration fee for the entire 6 weeks is only $45 (Canadian), ensuring that all that’s needed for you to join is a desire to improve your brain health.

For further information, please visit the links below. Fall classes are limited, so if you wish to join, register soon. Please also note that if, in the end, you do not find the classes beneficial, we will refund your registration fee in full.

Brain Fitness Course
Information Schedules Registration

Driving Cognitive Training Course
Information Schedules Registration

If you have any questions, please feel free to send us an email.
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.

No laughing matter
Most of us use our smartphones or tablets daily, but scientists now claim that excessive use of e-devices could be detrimental to our ability to learn. Researchers used neuroimaging to analyze brain activity during e-device use. They found that areas of brain activity during e-device use did not correlate to areas of brain activity essential for reading to learn from articles and textbooks. Without compensating for this by exercising all parts of the brain, our ability to learn may suffer. Discover more here.

Keep calm, and stay in control
We all know that keeping our blood pressure in check is important for our health, but did you know that controlling your blood pressure intensively could help prevent brain lesions? New evidence looks at the connection between midlife hypertension and white matter lesions that can lead to cognitive impairment. In a study involving over 400 participants, scientists found that intensive blood pressure control lowered the likelihood of developing these lesions. Learn more here.

Spot it early on
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects more than two million people across the world, and, as yet, there is no cure. However, researchers could have a way to identify the more aggressive and debilitating form of the disease. Identifying ongoing “smouldering” inflammation (or chronic active lesions) earlier on could help identify those at risk of developing the more aggressive form of MS and hopefully will lead to better diagnosis and therapy for those with the disease. Learn more here.

In This Issue

No laughing matter
Keep calm, and stay in control
Spot it early on
Going the extra mile
Teething problems
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

Going the extra mile
Persistence is a common characteristic of anyone who’s able to not just cope with, but thrive in, the many challenges life throws at them. In an effort to develop new ways of treating disorders, such as depression and addiction, that are affected by lower levels of persistence, scientists have examined how brains are molecularly wired for this trait. Read more about the research here.

Teething problems
Who would have though that, by analyzing baby teeth, we could learn about brain connectivity? Researchers measured levels of manganese (a mineral in some air pollutants, for example) in baby teeth and found that early-life exposure to manganese can lead to problems with motor control and cognitive ability. That’s something new for the tooth fairy to consider! Read 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 here. Looking for a Driving Cognitive Training class? Click here.

News, More Interesting Articles and Blogs
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, In-Person, Ottawa
Brain Fitness and Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, Facilitated, Web-Based
Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, Facilitated, Web-Based
How the brain remembers the order of events
A New Alzheimer's Blood Test Proved 94% Accurate in Finding Brain Changes Related to the Disease
Children with ADHD have differences in part of brain controlling movement
How brain cells pick which connections to keep
A wearable new technology moves brain monitoring from the lab to the real world
“Awakenings” in Advanced Dementia Patients Hint at Untapped Brain Reserves
Nick Lees: Visionary surgeon turning Edmonton into a leader in brain science
Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s
Take a break! Brain stimulation improves motor learning
More than just jaundice: Mouse study shows bilirubin may protect the brain
Brain molecule identified as key in anxiety model
Researchers identify glial cells as critical players in brain's response to social stress
Why Your Brain Can’t Process Climate Change
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
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