Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: January 16, 2019
Happy 2019! It’s a brand new year, and perhaps time for some new resolutions too. Sadly, statistics indicate that around
80% of people will
abandon their resolutions just a few months after starting them. If you are among the 20% - keep it up! We hope that maintaining a healthy brain
is among your resolutions for the new year.
If you need a little inspiration, try listening to Dr. Merzenich’s podcast, which details what happens in the brain and how to strengthen the
elements involved that help you keep your resolutions.
We hope you devote time to your brain health in 2019 and start your workout with our Daily Spark!
PS – You might have received an email about our new version of BrainHQ. If you are one of our Brain Fitness class users, please ignore the new version until further notice and continue with your existing customized training using the Personal Trainer.
How race plays a role in Alzheimer’s
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
Up to this point, Alzheimer’s research has focused mostly on Caucasians. Fascinating new research indicates that the process leading to dementia may be different in African-Americans. This finding would affect how the disease is currently diagnosed, and it suggests that more research with diverse groups of people is needed to make diagnosis more accurate and successful.
Read more here
Cultivating compassion – practice makes perfect
Empathy and compassion are important life skills that every parent hopes to instil in their child. Neuroscience shows that the neural pathways used frequently during childhood are most likely to be carried into adulthood. For parents and grandparents, caregivers and teachers, it’s important to know that empathy is something that can be cultivated, helping raise children who have compassion for others.
Find the full article here
“Of mice and men”
It is well known that there is a critical period in young mammals during which their brains are particularly plastic, but could it be possible to restore this plasticity in an older brain? A promising study has found that it is possible to increase brain plasticity in adult mice by targeting specific areas of the brain. While more research is needed, this finding could open the path to a greater understanding of conditions such as strokes and autism.
Find out more here