Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: June 18, 2019
I would like to share a quote from Dr. Michael Merzenich, the brain behind our BrainHQ program, who helped us to avoid unnecessary brain aging and stay sharp as we get older.
“Science tells us that a key to sustaining and growing our neurological abilities is seriousness of purpose. I am old enough to have retired, but shall not withdraw to a life of ease and comfort because I know that the brain slowly dies when nothing that it does, matters to it…what sustains your brain sustains you!”
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The root cause of corruption
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
Corruption is a critical issue in our world. It erodes society’s trust in institutions, hampers cooperation, and is a barrier to equality. Understanding the causes of persistent corruption helps us cut the problem at its roots. Researchers in Austria have adapted the framework of evolutionary game theory to study bribery in public institutions and have made encouraging discoveries about what causes corruption and how to best address it.
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Autism and exercise
We all know that exercise is good for our health, but, for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it can be particularly important. Studying mice bred to model ASD, researchers found that the mice that voluntarily exercised had diminished autism-like behaviour. Much more research is needed, but these results have the potential to lead to reversing ASD behavioural characteristics.
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Early life adversity
Sadly, children often face adversity early in life, whether it be poverty, parental divorce, abuse, or other issues. Researchers have found that children who experience constant stress have difficulties regulating the hormones that help them deal with stress, which in turn can lead to behavioural difficulties among other things.
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(Junk) Food for thought
Burgers, fries, chips, candy – what do they all have in common? They’re all junk food of course, but did you know that they could also have a negative effect on your memory? In moderation, junk food can be fine, but scientists have found that excessive consumption can cause cognitive decline and poor memory. Something to remember next time you’re at a drive-thru!
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