Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: March 18, 2015
For Brain Awareness Week, two new memory exercises have been added to BrainHQ, and they’re free for you to try this week.
Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to raise awareness of the benefits and progress of brain research. Events are planned across the planet such as, open houses at neuroscience labs, free lectures on how the brain works, displays and workshops at schools, libraries and community centres. Check the calendar of events to see what is happening near you.
In support of Brain Awareness Week, our new exercises improve the fitness to some interesting aspects of brain function—remembering sounds and objects with distractions present. These exercises are free until March 22, but to easily access them later, simply join BrainHQ.
Can we implant good memories?
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program, BrainHQ in English and French.
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