Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: June 16, 2016
We are thrilled to announce that our Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Merzenich, has been awarded yet another prestigious prize, the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. Dr. Merzenich was selected for his pioneering work on the brain’s “plasticity”.
As you are aware, Dr. Merzenich is also the brain behind our BrainHQ cognitive training system which is the only program that meets the Institute of Medicine (IoM) requirements on brain training. If you haven’t had a chance to exercise your brain today, work it out on our free Daily Spark for a few minutes now!
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Synching up the brains of men and women
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
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