Predisposition for depression and anxiety seen in newborn brains
When it comes to treating certain psychological conditions such as depression and anxiety, understanding the underlying causes can be key to treatment. A new study has looked at the brains of newborns to see if the groundwork is laid in the brain at birth for people who later present with these conditions. Researchers have recorded that some conditions within the connections between brain areas that can lead to these conditions were present. Read about where their research may lead as they continue to unwrap how different conditions affect our brains throughout a lifetime, here
Suffering from Ringing in the Ears?
In a recent study run at Washington University in St. Louis, researchers demonstrated that participants who trained one hour a day, five days per week, for eight weeks with a regimen of online auditory brain training exercises derived from the BrainHQ
exercises felt improvement in their tinnitus. They also noted improvements in memory, attention and concentration. Learn more here
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady acknowledged using BrainHQ!
In case you've missed it, Tom Brady acknowledged just before the Super Bowl that he has been using our online brain training platform BrainHQ
for three years. He noted that the exercises help him “stay sharp and make better split-second decisions on the field.” Learn more here
Irritated by the Sound of Chewing?
Do you hate the sound of slurping soup or snapping gum? It might very well be how your brain is wired. Scientists have discovered that people who suffer from misophonia (a disorder that makes certain sounds unbearable) have a difference in the structure of their frontal lobe of the brain when compared to non-sufferers. Learn how this difference can trigger a strong fight or flight reaction to specific sounds here
Synapses shrink while we sleep to let your brain grow
Anyone who has ever done vigorous exercise knows all too well the need to take a rest the following day. Our brains are just like our bodies in that regard, only instead of giving our muscles a rest we need to give our synapses a rest so they don’t become over stimulated. This happens each night while we sleep, giving them time to relax so they are better prepared to process the constant stimulation that they deal with while we’re awake. Find out more about how our synapses shrink while we sleep so our brains can grow, 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!
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Heron Seniors Centre Walking Clubs.
Physical activity is one of the main pillars of a healthy brain and body. Join the Heron Senior Centre's regular, Nordic and Urban pole walkers to boost your health. Call 247-4808x2 for information.
Greenboro Community Centre Thursday Social Drop-in
The Greenboro Thursday drop-in program offers a wide variety of activities from shuffleboard, ping pong, cards and board games to arts and crafts and beyond. Click here
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