March 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: March 22, 2018

March is brain awareness month and also a time for celebrating the new growth of Spring. This is a good opportunity for you to embrace change and celebrate brain month by improving your brain health and that of others. For those of you who are not a regular user of BrainHQ, please try a small dose here.

Happy Spring!
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

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

Your memory gets organized while you sleep
Every night when you shut down and get some rest, your brain stays hard at work. It uses this time to organize your neural network by strengthening memory connections and pruning irrelevant information. Sleep is when your memory system cleans itself up just like taking time to organize your desk leads to a more efficient work day. Read more here.

Wired for thirst
We tend to think of thirst as a bodily function that tells us when we need to refuel. Only now, neuroscientists have mapped a neural circuit that not only controls thirst but can be triggered to tell us we’ve quenched that thirst. This could lead to ground breaking areas of appetite regulation in the future. Learn about their research here.

A trigger to fighting Parkinson’s disease
Being able to control and delay the development of Parkinson’s disease has long been a holy grail of neurodegenerative disease research. Now researchers have found that a molecule might hold the key to helping remove the hallmark of the disease. Find out if this discovery could lead to a new treatment, here.

Turning visual neurons to motor neurons
Retraining your brain has taken an astounding leap forward as neuroscientists have repurposed visual neurons to a new and unrelated task. They have rewired the sensory neurons responsible for visual input to control a computer generated sound. Being able to retrain sensory neurons to take over motor functions shows how we can leverage brain plasticity. Read more here.

In This Issue

Your memory gets organized while you sleep
Wired for thirst
A trigger to fighting Parkinson’s disease
Turning visual neurons to motor neurons
Discovering more about brain wave functions
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

Discovering more about brain wave functions
We often say we’ve had a brain wave when we’ve had a great idea, but do we really know what that means? A brain wave is a series of neurons firing in a specific pattern and they just might be responsible for more than you realize. Read about what brain waves do for us, 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 Winter 2018, Ottawa
Receptors crucial for establishing strong memories
Altering songbird brain provides insight into human behavior
Biological and cognitive underpinnings of religious fundamentalism
The brain has separate 'fear circuits' for dealing with immediate and distant threats
Biologists discover link between protein in brain, seizure suppression
McMaster University Hearing Loss, part 1
McMaster University Hearing Loss, part 2
McMaster University Hearing Loss, part 3
McMaster University Hearing Loss, part 4
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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