February 2016 - 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: February 15, 2016

Maintaining a healthy and fit brain requires just a little bit more than only exercising with BrainHQ. While the exercises in BrainHQ directly target various brain functions, there are other lifestyle elements that need to be considered for improved cognition. Nutrition, physical activity, social life, and sleep all contribute to our brain's health. That's why each month BrainHQ offers a new set of suggested activities for treating your brain right.

Why not start with our free BrainHQ exercise today, The Daily Spark, and check out how our February Integrated Brain Fitness Program can benefit you further.

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

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.

Are you addicted to love?
Whenever Valentine’s Day rolls around, love is on everyone’s mind. But, what really happens inside your brain where love is concerned? Well, first and foremost love affects your brain and not your heart, activating the same areas as if it were addicted to certain substances. So, if you want to know whether you are addicted to love? Read this.

The connection between hypertension and brain health
If you are at risk of stroke and have been advised by your doctor to follow a heart-healthy diet, you are also benefitting your brain health beyond future stroke prevention. The National Institutes of Health are now advising that by controlling the risk factors of stroke, in particular reducing high blood pressure, you’re also reducing your chances of potential future cognitive ailments and cognitive decline. Check out their advice here.

Let your brain wander in the woods
Dealing with daily distractions and trying to multitask can leave our brains feeling overwhelmed. A simple solution for cleaning out our cluttered brains could be to simply go out and enjoy nature. Spending just a short time enjoying natural surroundings resets your brain and gives you a boost in creative problem solving. Learn about all the health benefits that getting out in nature has in store for you here.


In This Issue

Are you addicted to love?
The connection between hypertension and brain health
Let your brain wander in the woods
The brain’s winter hibernation
Why Some People Always Agree With Others
Concussions increase suicide risk in adults
How synapses change for brain plasticity
Are you 50 plus?
Blogs and Resources



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

The brain’s winter hibernation
What do you think is more prevalent, the winter blahs or as the old song goes, the summertime blues? Scientists have found a seasonal difference in how our brains work with attention and concentration peaking in the summer months. At the same time, there is no evidence that depressive symptoms are seasonal. Read more about how seasons change our brain activity here.

Why Some People Always Agree With Others
Did you ever have a co-worker who seemed to always agree with what everyone said, even if he contradicted himself? While it’s easy to dismiss someone as being a “yes” man to further his career, it could be that his brain is wired so that disagreeing with others causes discomfort. Read about how rethinking and reshaping our approach to disagreements can have positive benefits on our lives and careers here.

Concussions increase suicide risk in adults
concussions, our awareness and desire to prevent them has increased dramatically. A recent study should add some alarming urgency to the seriousness of concussion prevention and treatment. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal showed that adults who have suffered a concussion have a suicide rate three times higher than everyone else. Find out how this study is changing assessment and treatment of concussions here.

How synapses change for brain plasticity
A group of researchers at MIT have used new technology to map specific neurons for a full day to better understand the mechanics of how brain plasticity works. We know that neurons strengthen and weaken depending on various stimuli, but we still aren’t entirely certain on what specific parts of a synapse allow this to take place. To find out more about it, click here.

Are you 50 plus?
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 find out your CRASH RISK now - it's FREE.

Blogs and More Articles
Your Brain Is Hardwired to Snap
UCLA and Stanford researchers pinpoint origin of sighing reflex in the brain
Spelling uses multiple parts of the brain, research shows
Brain wiring explains why weight loss is more challenging for women
The US Election - New Brain Study Shows How Marco Rubio Gets Attention And Wins Hearts
What Does 50,000 Volts From a Taser Do to Your Brain?
Scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks
How can High Altitude Adventure improve Brain Plasticity?
In your 40s and not exercising? New research says your brain may shrink
Searching for joy in the brain
Alzheimer’s spurs the fearful to change their lives to delay it
What Siri Can Learn from Your Brain About Tuning Out Noise in a Crowded Room
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors - Exercise #2 Target Tracker
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors - Exercise #1 Sound Sweeps
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
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