July 2017 - 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 18, 2017

As we walk through our daily life bombarded with information, we may occasionally miss an important message hidden in the noise. I would like to once again share the following, invaluable, quote from Dr. Merzenich for your well-being. I will take any opportunity to reiterate this message and hope that you will take it to your heart, and share it with others.

“We have worked hard in our labs and done our share to help people understand their brain and show them how to prevent unnecessary brain aging or fix it before it’s too late; beyond this point it’s their responsibility to take it, or drop it!
Dr. Michael Merzenich

If you haven’t exercised your brain today, please try the Daily Spark at the minimum.

Kind regards,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

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

Reverting the brain to childhood to relearn hearing
There is a ‘critical period’ in early childhood when our brain is primed and ready to turn sensory experience, such as hearing, into a neural network capable of processing sound. These developmental windows seem to be controlled by a molecule called adenosine and scientists, by blocking its signalling, have succeeded in reproducing the critical period in late adulthood. Could this mean that one day an adult will learn a new language as easy as a child, and speak with no accent? Read more here.

Serotonin levels and SIDS
The underlying cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a longstanding scientific mystery. A recent study has found a potential link between elevated serotonin levels and SIDS. Further study could lead to an easier forensic diagnosis and a possible preventative screening test. Learn more about the study here.

Refocusing research on how memories form
Like anything in life, research into how memories form has gone through different fads and areas of focus. While a lot of recent research has gone into the connections throughout our brains, neuroscientists are now urging colleagues to explore how groups of brain cells work together as a vital aspect of forming memories. Read more about this more comprehensive view here.

Light therapy can heal our brain
It’s a well known fact that using a certain type of light helps treat seasonal affective disorder. And, the light emitted from screens we use daily such as lcd tvs, phone screens and tablets has been shown to affect our sleep patterns. Some hospitals looking into light therapy are now using it to help reset the internal clocks of some patients and jumpstarting their recovery. Find out how this light therapy and our circadian rhythms affect our brain health here.


In This Issue

Reverting the brain to childhood to relearn hearing
Serotonin levels and SIDS
Refocusing research on how memories form
Light therapy can heal our brain
Gene mutation and the autistic brain
Brain regions linked to a structured life
Your Brain Holds the Key to Safer Driving!
Blogs and Resources




Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment

Brain Training & Dementia

Healthy Aging

Traumatic Brain Injury


HIV-Related Cognitive Decline

Cognitive Impairment due to Heart Failure

Fall Risk and Mobility

Visual Disturbances and Impairment

Driving Impairment

Hearing and Cognitive Training

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

All Published Scientific Studies

Scientific Studies In-progress

Gene mutation and the autistic brain
While the precise cause of autism still isn’t known, researchers have discovered a gene mutation in the brain that appears to play a key role in the development of the disease. This mutation starts in early brain development and continues throughout the lifetime of a patient creating common characteristics found in autistic brains. Find out how this genetic mutation could be fundamental to creating a treatment for people suffering from autism, here.

Brain regions linked to a structured life
Do you prefer a life that is ordered and organized or are you someone who lives impulsively? Neuroscientists have recorded changes in two brain regions that appear to show why these different lifestyles exist. The regions in question are linked in our decision-making processes, especially when dealing between certain and uncertain outcomes. Read the details of this research here.

Your Brain Holds the Key to Safer Driving!
Your brain is one of the most important pieces of safety equipment when you get behind the wheel of a car. As we age, our reaction times slow down and our field of vision decreases. This means our safety on the road is also reduced. By spending only 10 hours doing the engaging driving cognitive training program you can save your life and the lives of others on the road! Learn more, find out your CRASH RISK now and try an exercise.

Blogs, News and More Interesting Articles
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes Fall 2017, Ottawa
Obstructing the 'inner eye': Psychologists aim to develop brain theory of hypnosis
General anesthetic may disrupt brain development in children
Aphasia recovery via speech therapy related to structural plasticity of the ventral stream
Study finds no such thing as menstrual brain fog
What’s the difference between stress tolerance, stress resistance and resilience?
Landmark Study Solves Structure of Dementia Protein
Suppressing the reasoning part of the brain stimulates creativity
What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
BrainHQ New User? Try the Daily Spark
BrainHQ English: www.dynamicbrain.brainhq.com
BrainHQ French: www.dynamicbrain-fr.brainhq.com
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