June 2019 - 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 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!”

We welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Please click here to share.

Kind regards,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

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

The root cause of corruption
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. To find out more, click here.

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. Read more here.

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. Read more about the study here.

(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! Learn more here.


In This Issue

The root cause of corruption
Autism and exercise
(Junk) Food for thought
Early life adversity
AI and aneurisms
Your Brain Holds the Key to Safer Driving!
Blogs and Resources




Category-based published studies

Studies on clinical conditions for researchers

2016 Alzheimer’s Conference announcement

ACTIVE Study Published - Brain Training and Dementia

Healthy Aging

Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive Impairment due to Heart Failure

Fall Risk and Mobility

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

AI and aneurisms
To most of us, Artificial Intelligence (AI) means robots in a sci-fi movie, but soon AI could be helping doctors detect brain aneurysms. Brain aneurysms are notoriously difficult to detect, coming in different shapes and sizes, some at strange angles, and searching for them often means scrutinizing hundreds of images. A new AI tool, however, could make life a lot easier for doctors and patients. Find out 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 here. Looking for a Driving Cognitive Training class? Click here.

News, More Interesting Articles and Blogs
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, In-Person, Ottawa
Brain Fitness and Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, Facilitated, Web-Based
Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, Facilitated, Web-Based
Researchers Identify Hidden Brain Signals Behind Working Memory
Brain changes may be linked to unexplained motor symptoms
Brain activation patterns may help identify people at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorder
Having an Extra Finger Might Be A Good Thing
AI software reveals the inner workings of short-term memory
Brain disorder leaves lasting legacy of disability
Improved human brain organoids to boost neurological disease research
Understanding how the brain's structure and functions generate consciousness
Human brains have evolved to 'prefer' music and speech
Lack of motivation: Does inflammation alter brain systems?
Ultrasound method restores dopaminergic pathway in brain at Parkinson's early stages
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
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