Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: December 21, 2016
With 2016 coming to a close, I would like to take this time to thank you for making BrainHQ and DynamicBrain so successful. This year we saw a significant announcement at the Alzheimer’s International Conference and the success of our brain training program in helping manage chemo-brain for cancer patients. The start of 2017 will see us continuing to promote brain health and fitness through our ongoing seminars and webinars, sharing the latest news in brain research and development, and expanding our group brain fitness classes in Canada.
I would like to wish you and yours a very happy and safe holiday season.
P.S. If you are still looking for any last minute gifts for your loved ones, why not giving them the gift of a healthy and fit brain!
The neuroscience of boosting confidence and reducing fear
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
A UCLA team of neuroscientists has developed a way of boosting people's confidence by tapping into their brain activity when they are in 'high confidence' states, and rewarding them while in that state. The team, in a different study, has also discovered a way to unconsciously erase fear memories using the same technique. These research projects may open a new realm of possible treatments for patients with PTSD, depression and anxiety. Read more about it here
Diabetic mothers and baby brain health
Pregnant women with diabetes have a lot to manage when ensuring the health of both mother and baby. Researchers in Germany have discovered a new clue as to what happens in utero. It appears that the circulation in diabetic mothers favours delivering blood to the placenta over other organs in the foetus, including the brain. While there are no adverse effects or outcomes if managed properly, this research might lead to improving the long-term health of more children. Read about their findings here
How our brain switches on and off throughout the day
Neuroscientists have long known that our brains cycle through a basic systems check while we’re asleep; turning different neurons and parts of our brain off and on. Only recently have they found a very similar process happening while we are awake. They believe this plays a role in how we pay attention to tasks and activities, by allowing the areas of the brain required for the task to focus and letting the areas unrelated to the task have a rest. Discover more about the process here