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.
Your memory gets organized while you sleep
Happy Spring!Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
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
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