F July 2014 Newsletter
July 2014 - 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: July 16, 2014

Did you know that our brain training program, BrainHQ, has been featured in a number of Canadian television programs including David Suzuki's CBC Documentary, The Nature of Things? We would like to invite you to watch a few minutes of this truly enlightening documentary program here.

As we understand your brain health is a serious matter, we give it all our attention and focus. Just let us know how we can help further!

Kind Regards,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing BrainHQ in English and French.

Brain shrinkage during pregnancy
University of British Columbia researchers have found that during pregnancy, a woman's brain actually shrinks by up to 8%, and doesn't recuperate to its full capacity until around six months after the baby is born. UBC neuroscientist Dr. Liisa Galea is one of the researchers who have been studying the effects of pregnancy on the brain. Read more.

New genetic formula to help crack autism code
A recent study published in Nature Genetics by lead researcher, Dr. Stephen Scherer, senior scientist and director of The Centre for Applied Genomics at Sick Kids and the University of Toronto McLaughlin Centre shows research findings that will enable clinicians to identify genetic mutations that have the highest and lowest likelihood of causing Autism Spectrum Disorder. Read more.

Mini molecule may help fight depression
New research shows promise in helping identify which individuals are most likely to respond to antidepressant treatment. The study is led by Dr. Gustavo Turecki, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill Psychiatry Department, and published in the journal Nature Medicine. Read more.

Get Your Brain Unstuck
Research suggests that when you find yourself at an impasse, it's often fruitful to temporarily direct your attention away from a problem, you allow your focus to dissipate, releasing its mental grip. It's then that loose connections suddenly appear, making creative insights more likely. Read more.

Exercise and chemotherapy side effects
A recent feature on 'chemo-brain references an exercise study led by Dr. Kristin Campbell, an assistant professor at UBC showing marked improvements in post-chemotherapy cognitive impairment. Next to physical exercise, our BrainHQ brain training exercises for chemo-brains have proven results in accelerating the health recovery process. Read more.


In This Issue

Brain shrinkage during pregnancy.
New genetic formula to help crack autism code?
Mini molecule may help fight depression
Get Your Brain Unstuck.
Exercise and chemotherapy side effects.
How electrochemical signals change in brain and heart cells.
Scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits.
Brain wiring needs support with aging.
Study cracks brain's emotional code.
Events and Conferences
Blogs - Personal Health Care Series




Hearing and Cognitive Training

Traumatic Brain Injury

HIV-Related Cognitive Decline

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

Other Scientific Studies

How electrochemical signals change in brain and heart cells
A research team headed by Professor David Spafford of University of Waterloo, published findings in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, showing how an outer shield T-type channel can change the electrochemical signals of both the brain and heart. Read more.

Scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits
New study led by Dr. Edward Ruthazer, Associate Professor, Dept. of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University, uses multiphoton laser technology to make surprising find which discovers that misfiring cells dramatically increase their network of new branches in search of better matched partners. Study published in the journal Science. Read more.

Brain wiring needs support with aging
Research led by Dr. Christian Beaulieu, a biomedical engineering scientist with the University of Alberta, shows that while structural changes with the white matter are ongoing during young adulthood, several tracts showed reductions in white matter integrity over time. This is all the more reason to get started with brain fitness and reverse 10 years or more in cognitive aging. Read more.

Study cracks brain's emotional code
Published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers demonstrated that human brain turns feelings into a standard code that objectively represents emotions across different senses, situations and even people. "If you and I derive similar pleasure from sipping a fine wine or watching the sun set, our results suggest it is because we share similar fine-grained patterns of activity in the orbitofrontal cortex..." Read more.

Events and Conferences
WALK NOW for AUTISM SPEAKS CANADA is the most powerful force to fund research, support families and heighten awareness about autism. Dates and Locations. Ottawa Chapter.
The Canadian Assocation on Gernotology 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Conference.
2014 Brain Injury Association of Canada Annual Conference

Blogs and Resources
Summary: Personal Health - Why We Need to Take Control
Memory Recall - The Key to Happiness in Old Age!
How Brain Training Works
12 Benefits of Brain Fitness
What is Brain Plasticity?
BrainHQ Brain Training Exercises
BrainHQ Brain Training in English
BrainHQ Brain Training in French
BrainHQ New User?
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