December 2017 - 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: December 15, 2017

2017 has been a remarkable year full of exciting scientific articles, news and results from a lot of relevant studies. By far, the biggest highlight came very recently when the life changing results of the dementia study were published on November 16th. Take some time to reflect on the fact that by completing just 18 hours of a specific cognitive training exercise rates of dementia can be cut nearly in half. I am looking forward to making 2018 the year when more health care providers take action on this.

For the holidays we’re giving you $35 Canadian to spend on new memberships or to help those you care about nurture their own unique brains - claim your gift here.

I would like to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and safe holiday season, and the very best of 2018!

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.

Traumatic brain injury may cause intestinal damage
We often consider our brains to be the control centre for the rest of our bodies and this is now proving to be truer than ever, at least where our gut is concerned. A new study has found an incredibly powerful link between patients with a traumatic brain injury and damage to intestines. It also appears that this link goes both ways as a weakened colon, in turn, can negatively affect brain health directly. Learn more here.

How air pollution harms young brains
Promoting a healthy brain during early childhood is the foundation for lifelong cognitive development. Unfortunately, during the first year of their lives millions of children are exposed to levels of air pollution that can permanently damage their brain health. To learn more about what types of air pollution negatively affect cognitive development and what positive steps we can take to prevent this, click here.

Specific Type of Brain Training Shown Effective Against Chemobrain
A research study funded by the National Institutes of health and published in the peer-reviewed journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment shows that a specific type of brain training was able to show impact on cancer-related cognitive impairment, more commonly known as “chemobrain.” In the study, participants completed 10 hours of training in the visual speed of processing exercise “Double Decision” from BrainHQ. Read more here and try Double Decision here.

In This Issue

Traumatic brain injury may cause intestinal damage
How air pollution harms young brains
Specific Type of Brain Training Shown Effective Against Chemobrain
Split-second decisions are more complex than you realize
Discover how babies learn to walk
Your Brain Holds the Key to Safer Driving!
Blogs and Resources




Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment

Brain Training & Dementia

Healthy Aging

Traumatic Brain Injury


HIV-Related Cognitive Decline

Cognitive Impairment due to Heart Failure

Fall Risk and Mobility

Visual Disturbances and Impairment

Driving Impairment

Hearing and Cognitive Training

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

All Published Scientific Studies

Scientific Studies In-progress

Discover how babies learn to walk
In a new study that has identified the brain networks that help babies learn to walk, researchers have made an additional step in predicting autism risk. This builds upon previous research that showed a link between delayed movement and coordination skills in babies and later diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. Can understanding how and when these connections are made be a crucial step in understanding autism? Find out here.

Split-second decisions are more complex than you realize
If you were walking barefoot and noticed, at the last second, that you were about to step on a thumbtack, your brain would kick into high gear to help you avoid the painful result. Once our bodies are in motion it takes a concerted and well choreographed effort from multiple areas of the brain to change any movement already in progress. In aging brains, this ability to process the required signals becomes less effective and efficient, resulting in more falls. Read about which brain areas and processes are involved in split-second decisions, here, and how to improve balance and mitigate fall risk 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.

Blogs, News and More Interesting Articles
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes Winter 2018, Ottawa
Brain surgery without breaking the skin a success at University of Calgary
What if You Knew Alzheimer’s Was Coming for You?
The human brain can 'see' what is around the corner
Study examines how brain weighs value
When Your Brain Is Overloaded, You Listen Better With Your Right Ear
Seizure study sheds light on lasting brain effects in children
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
BrainHQ New User? Try the Daily Spark
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