December 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: December 14, 2018

Four large randomized controlled trials have found consistent evidence that computerized cognitive training improves cognitive performance and real-life function in healthy, older adults.

This holiday, make a difference and treat yourself and your loved ones to a subscription to BrainHQ. Using BrainHQ can help you keep a sharp mind as you get older, improving your quality of life, and helping you live independently and stay connected with younger generations.

For the festive season, we are offering you $35 ($30 US) to spend towards a subscription for yourself or to give as a meaningful gift. Please let us know if we can be of further help to you.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and safe holiday!

PS - Don't forget your daily brain workout!

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.

Unbreakable bonds
Every parent knows bonding with their child is important for their child’s emotional and mental development. But did you know that a mother’s brain changes to strengthen the bond? A recent study has found that women’s brains undergo changes during pregnancy to help strengthen the bond between mother and child. Read more here.

Go with your gut!
A developing body of research suggests that the gut “talks” to the brain. When this communication is disrupted, it can result in a range of diseases. New research shows how excessive salt can alter communication between the gut and the brain, leading to negative effects. This discovery points to possible ways of countering common brain-related problems. Find out more here.

Could your birth month determine your diagnosis?
Diagnosing ADHD is widely known to be difficult and subjective, and the rate at which it is being identified is increasing. Over 5% of American children take medication for the condition, and there are growing concerns of over diagnosis. However, a recent finding claims that the month in which you were born can have an effect on your diagnosis, suggesting that doctors should take this into account. Read more here.

“Error Neurons:” Helping you learn from your mistakes
Noticing when you have made an error helps you to avoid repeating mistakes in the future. Sometimes, though, this self-monitoring process can be short-circuited. A new study has identified specific neurons, dubbed “error neurons,” that play a critical role in the process of error identification. This exciting discovery may open up new avenues for treating cognitive-related conditions. Read about the research here.

In This Issue

Unbreakable bonds
Go with your gut!
Could your birth month determine your diagnosis?
“Error Neurons:” Helping you learn from your mistakes
Good habits start young
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

Good habits start young
Heart disease is the world’s leading cause of death. However, many factors which contribute to heart disease are avoidable. Growing evidence points to early childhood brain plasticity as the key period for establishing healthy habits. But how do you make sure these habits don’t fade with age? According to a new article, it takes a multifaceted educational approach. The authors give a comprehensive overview of strategies and highlights areas of research needed to make healthy heart promotion in children a success. Discover 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
Neuronal activity in the brain permits prediction of intuitive decisions
A toxin that travels from stomach to brain may trigger Parkinsonism
Study suggests physical changes to the brain due to learning happen differently than thought
Adding new channels to the brain remote control
Being yelled at: Our brain on alert in a flash
Scientists capture how the brain builds complex sequences from basic elements
Parkinson’s Gene Therapy Eases Motor Symptoms by Creating New Brain Circuits, Study Shows
Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much
How Being Cynical Changes Your Brain
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
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