July 2018 - 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 19, 2018

Over 30% of patients who survive the treatment in intensive care units (ICU’s) report newly-acquired or accelerated cognitive impairment. Of those, between a third and half are on the verge of unemployment 12 months later, often due to cognitive recovery issues. A recent study demonstrates that with 42 hours of BrainHQ training, a significantly more positive, prognosis outcome can be achieved.

Time and again, BrainHQ has shown to make a positive impact on people’s health, while also lowering the impact on governmental healthcare costs. If you’ve missed your round of brain training today, please be sure to try an exercise here.

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.

Just like fingerprints, your brain is distinctly unique
Study led by Swiss neuropsychologists links genetic factors along with experiences as the two key determinants shaping our brains. Based on the latest magnetic resonance imaging technology, the findings are noteworthy as past studies concluded the human brain had few if any uniquely identifiable characteristics. Brain scans are not expected to replace fingerprinting any time soon though, as MRIs are simply too costly and time intensive. Learn more here.

Brain metastases survival rate doubles with immunotherapy
New research analysis on cancer data out of the United States shows use of immunotherapy in treatment of melanoma, which has metastasized to the brain, as significantly improving survival odds. Researchers achieved this by focusing on boosting the immune system's anticancer powers through using drugs that block specific proteins in cells. Learn more here.

Brain of autistic children folds differently compared to norm
Where the typical human brain is more akin to a giant-sized walnut, the brain of individuals who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder exhibit more folding in the parietal, temporal and frontal regions. By identifying physical differences at an earlier age, the research aims to better help caregivers of autistic children obtain more timely access to community support resources. Read details here.


In This Issue

Just like fingerprints, your brain is distinctly unique
Brain metastases survival rate doubles with immunotherapy
Brain of autistic children folds differently compared to norm
Folic acid contributes to healthy brain development in childhood
Consider ditching the tie to optimize brain performance!
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

Folic acid contributes to healthy brain development in childhood
What has long been known to help protect fetuses against birth defects, folic acid also serves to help improve brain health outcomes in young adolescents. A report by JAMA Psychiatry notes the brain cortex is thickest in youth born after full implementation of folic acid fortification and thinnest in those born prior to the program’s full rollout. Accelerated thinning has been associated with autism and schizophrenia, whereas delayed thinning is linked with higher intelligence. This further supports the science that all women of childbearing age should consume 0.4 mg of folic acid daily. Read report here.

Consider ditching the tie to optimize brain performance!
What you may have already long suspected, ties cut off blood supply to the brain by compressing jugular veins and the carotid artery. Duly conforming to socially desired modes of formal attire reduces the blood flow to the brain by some 7.5% on average. So while not a major concern for most gentlemen, symptoms of headaches and nausea are not uncommon for the elderly, smokers and those with high blood pressure. Researchers plan on using study results to better assess the risks of wearing this most traditional accessory of formal office wear on a daily basis. Read study 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 and try an exercise.

Blogs, News and More Interesting Articles
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2018, Ottawa
What it takes to stand up to authority
Hot rooms without air conditioning stop your brain working properly, study finds
Dynamics of brain volume loss vary with MS progression
Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Doing Less Important Tasks
Maintaining healthy vision may help keep brain in shape, too
The Power of Positive People
Deep in the fly brain, a clue to how evolution changes minds
What separates the strong from weak among connections in the brain
Chimpanzee personality traits are linked to brain structure
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
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BrainHQ French: www.dynamicbrain-fr.brainhq.com
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