Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: June 21, 2017
As you may know The Institute for Functional Medicine’s 2017 International Conference was held in early June in Los Angeles. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Dynamic Brain: Revealing the Potential of Neuroplasticity to reverse Neurodegeneration,” and our Dr. Merzenich, the brain behind BrainHQ, addressed the plenary session of the Conference. To learn about Functional Medicine and how thought leaders are shaping the healthcare needs of the 21st century, click here.
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The 11-dimensional human brain
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DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
You would think that since people exist in a three dimensional world, and time is the fourth dimension affecting our lives, our brains would follow the same rules. But, using mathematical models, researchers have discovered that when our brains are solving problems the neurons being used create temporary structures that can exist in up to 11 dimensions. This complex math may hold a vital clue in determining how our memories are stored. Learn about their study here
We remember quicker than we create memories
A major area of study for neuroscientists is unlocking how memories are formed, stored and recalled. Two studies by the NIH have connected a few dots in our understanding of the memory processes happening in our brains. Interestingly, these studies have indicated that our brains appear to recall memories faster than they form memories in the first place. Read about these studies here
Why laughter brings us together
Having a laugh with friends and family always feels better than laughing alone, and now researchers have found out why. The pleasure of social laughing is tied into endorphins being released, and neuroscientists discovered that more are released when we’re in groups. Their study indicates that this boost we receive is likely a way our brain helps develop, increase or strengthen social bonds. Find out more here
How your brain recognizes all those faces
We’ve all been in situations where we can remember someone’s face, but cannot remember anything else, like their name, job or where we remember this person from. Researchers have identified six areas of our temporal lobe that are dedicated to processing information about faces. Having a dedicated “face” part of our brains is likely why humans are such social creatures, allowing us to recognize different people quicker than we can vocalize any details about them. Read about how this study here