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.
Memory of human brain is supported by travelling waves
Thank you,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
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
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