Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: July 15, 2016
There is hardly a day that I don’t learn something from our Dr. Merzenich and today was no exception...
“Science tells us that a key to sustaining and growing our neurological abilities is seriousness of purpose. I am old enough to have retired, but shall not withdraw to a life of ease and comfort because I know that the brain slowly dies when nothing that it does, matters to it…what sustains your brain sustains you!”
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Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
When someone says that laughter is the best medicine, they’re not actually that far from the truth. Researchers have used the reward centre of mice brains to help boost their immune systems, essentially mapping the placebo effect from brain to body. So, if you are feeling healthy, wealthy and wise you can read the research showing you exactly how and why that’s happening, here
How our brains control our appetite
Do you ever find it hard to concentrate when you’re hungry? Hunger and fasting trigger a set of neurons which scientists have discovered are partially controlled by a specific protein used in regulating our energy. If this protein production is somehow dysfunctional then our hunger and body weight can be effected. Find out more about their research here
. There is also a Canadian study that links how our body fat is linked to cognitive function, which you can read about here
. Together these studies shine a new light on how our brain and body are intricately linked.
The beautiful mind
When we think of neuroscience, we likely picture a rigorous scientific study taking place in a stark laboratory. The Stanford Neurosciences Institute has recently posted the finalists for their Art of Neuroscience contest, which highlight the beauty found within the science. Take some time to read about the contest here
and view the art works here