June 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: June 20, 2018

Among a few other periods of the calendar year, June serves as the Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness month. As such, I would like to take this opportunity to share with you the results of a recent, large scale study on dementia called the ACTIVE trial. In the study, researchers found that people who completed speed of processing training cut their long-term, dementia risk by a very significant 29%. But for those who trained the most, they saw their risk almost halved with a 48% reduction!

What Is Speed of Processing Training?
It’s an online cognitive training exercise that increases visual processing speed and is exclusively available as “Double Decision” in BrainHQ. If you are not yet a regular user of BrainHQ, please feel free to try the exercise here.

In this month of June, I would encourage you to share the results of this life-changing study. Doing so, may well help someone near and dear to your heart, by keeping their memories vividly sharp.

Thank you,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

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

Memory of human brain is supported by travelling waves
Biomedical engineers have linked brain oscillations with patterns of neuronal activity across the brain’s cortex region. Travelling across the space time continuum, findings show that neuronal waves transmit information and in doing so serve a key role in supporting brain connectivity. Findings are significant as the travelling waves are correlated with cognition and memory. Learn more here.

How Vitamin B-3 can help reverse brain cell death for Parkinson’s
Results from a German-led study demonstrates how a variant of vitamin B-3 known as nicotinamide riboside aids in preserving nerve cells by stimulating their mitochondria. Known for its production of dopamine, the mitochondria serves a critical role for controlling body movements. Diseases commonly associated with mitochondrial impairments include Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s. Learn more about the science behind this discovery here.

Counting sheep? New sleep therapies on the horizon!
Swiss researchers have discovered the brain’s single control centre for the sleep-wake cycle. Given the multitude of health-related issues due to sleep deprivation in our modern times, this promises to be a welcome relief for the growing ranks of the tired and weary amongst us! The study’s findings identify neurons in the thalamus, serving as a central hub for the human brain, controlling both wakefulness and sleep. Learn more here.


In This Issue

Memory of human brain is supported by travelling waves
How Vitamin B-3 can help reverse brain cell death for Parkinson’s
Counting sheep? New sleep therapies on the horizon!
Ever wonder how the brain experiences the supernatural?
Genetic secrets inside the brain - exposed in our blood
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

Ever wonder how the brain experiences the supernatural?
New study recognizes the parietal cortex as central to ‘spiritual’ experiences deemed beyond our ordinary realm of being. For purposes of the research, spiritual states were defined as those connecting participants to a higher state of consciousness, a transcendent figure or energy source. The research aims to use the empirical knowledge gained in understanding the brain’s mediation of spiritual experiences as a therapy towards the treatment and prevention of mental health disorders. See study here.

Genetic secrets inside the brain - exposed in our blood
And finally, news from molecular bioscientists in Australia show how blood samples have been identified as gene targets for brain-related traits such as IQ, diseases and schizophrenia. The discovery is said to open up new channels of research in understanding the complexity of human brain disorders with the targeted goal of developing treatment and prevention strategies. Learn more 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 Spring and Summer 2018, Ottawa
Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory
Your brain considers other people's personal space as your own
Bigger human brain prioritizes thinking hub – at a cost
Our brains need silence to make sense of things
Immunization with beneficial bacteria makes brain more stress resilient, study shows
Brain protein as a potential cure for alcoholism
The brain is able to anticipate painful movements following injury
Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure
London high school student named 'best brain in Canada'
Inside The Wild Brains Of Trailblazing Leaders
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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