Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: July 17, 2015
Did you know that a study in 2015 found that we people have, on average, reduced our attention span to a mere 8 seconds? This is down from an average of 12 seconds in 2000. It would appear that we are now behind the goldfish which has an attention span of 9 seconds!
Unfortunately, nothing else has changed to accommodate this shift. We still need a prolonged and focused attention to continue learning, to drive, to remember and all the other things we do on a daily basis. Taking up meditation is one way to effectively increase our attention span. The exercises on BrainHQ, such as Divided Attention are another option that shown to work. If you wish to get access to all the BrainHQ exercises simply subscribe here.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Tricking your brain with mirrors for treating injuries
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program, BrainHQ in English and French.
A major part of the rehabilitation process to restore movement to a damaged limb is to retrain the brain. In Australia, they are using a mirror box technique to help the brain “see” the damaged limb working thus rewiring the brain to begin using the limb again. Dr. Ramachandran is a leader in this field, having invented the “mirror box” used in this article. Learn more about the therapy here
and watch the CBC documentary The Nature of Things
about “The Brain That Changes Itself” with Dr. Ramachandran featured in part three.
Is your mood determined by bacteria in your stomach?
We’re all familiar with the old saying “you are what you eat” but did you know that there is ten times the amount of bacteria in our guts than cells which make up our own bodies? This expression takes on a different meaning when you think about it in these terms. Scientific researchers are exploring how the microbes in our digestive system communicate with our nervous system, and finding interesting implications. Read more about their research here
For classical music lovers!
Learning a new song, taking up a new instrument or simply going to enjoy an evening concert are activities that can benefit your brain’s health. As we age, the quality of our hearing declines and we go through a cognitive shift, so taking steps to train our brains to hear clearer is vital to better enjoying and experiencing music. Learn more here