Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: January 15, 2015
To kick off the new year, we are thrilled to announce that our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Merzenich, is awarded the 2015 Russ Prize, the highest honour for the bioengineering profession. Dr. Merzenich was selected based upon his pioneering work in developing and refining the multi-channel cochlear implant, a device that allows deaf people to hear. He is also the brain behind our BrainHQ, the only brain training program backed by science and over 70 peer-reviewed published papers.
We hope that you have already resolved to improve your brain health for 2015, and to encourage you in this resolution we're making subscriber-only exercises available to everyone until January 21st . If you earn just 48 stars in this Brain-a-thon, we'll give you a free month of full access to BrainHQ. Challenge your friends and family to improve their brain health too by sharing this offer with them!
Stroke Victims Who Can't Speak but Sing!
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing BrainHQ in English and French.
With singing and speaking controlled by separate parts of the brain, these stroke victims have found their voices as part of the Stroke a Chord choir. The choir has helped stroke sufferers improve their language ability, while keeping them connected and engaged.
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Test Your Brain Health by Standing on One Leg
A study from Japan has found a link between our ability to balance on one leg and microbleeds in the brain. They believe this simple test can, and should, signify the need for increased attention on brain health in patients.
and give it a try.
A Glimpse into Teenagers' Scary Brains
Have you ever been confounded by teenage behaviour? If you've ever thought that a teenager's brain isn't completely present when they make seemingly ridiculous decisions, you're partially correct. The last 10 to 15 years of research have revealed how our teenage brains are not finished wiring themselves, and are much more vulnerable than previously thought.
Find out how
How Smartphones are Changing the Way Thumbs and Brains Communicate
We already know that, because of neuroplasticity, our brain changes its physical form and function in response to new experiences and here is an interesting one: The pervasive growth of smartphones has led to us suddenly using our thumbs, and fingers, in a new way. This new daily activity has created a link between our digits, brain activity and an accessible record of behaviour.
Learn more here