November 2017 - 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: November 19, 2017

We have some amazing news! On Thursday, November 16th, the results from research funded by the National Health Institute on brain training and dementia was published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions after completing a rigorous peer-review process by independent scientists.

The study compares three types of brain training and one of them is the very specific “speed of processing” exercise, exclusively available as Double Decision in BrainHQ. Only people who trained on the speed of processing exercise reduced their risk of dementia by an average of 29% and those who trained more than 13 hours, cut their risk by almost half. Read more.

Please remember to share this breaking news with your family doctor and specialists at your next visit; and in the meantime, help us share the news as far and wide as possible.

Thank you,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

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

How your brain deals with unwanted thoughts
If you’ve ever found yourself lying in bed trying to fall asleep but your brain keeps replaying unwanted thoughts to keep you awake, then there is some good news. Researchers have identified the areas and neurotransmitters that play an important role in controlling these thoughts. With this cycle of rumination being at the heart of depression and anxiety disorders, this research may lead to more effective treatment options. Learn more here.

Alzheimer’s severity linked to brain glucose levels
Understanding how and why Alzheimer’s affects different people in different ways is a medical mystery that we are getting closer to solving. Scientists have now made a connection between higher brain glucose levels and severity of Alzheimer’s symptoms in patients. Find out more about how a brain’s ability to break down glucose is connected to the plaques and tangles associated with this neurodegenerative disorder, here.

Retraining your brain to manage chronic pain
Chronic pain affects how our brains work as much as our bodies. Being able to retrain our brain to compensate how our bodies interact with the world isn’t just possible, it is now a codified method for dealing with certain types of chronic pain. The Feldenkrais method focuses on retraining your brain to manage how your body moves in order to alleviate as much pain as possible. Read about one person’s experience with this method, here.

In This Issue

How your brain deals with unwanted thoughts
Alzheimer’s severity linked to brain glucose levels
Retraining your brain to manage chronic pain with ADHD
Religious belief is learned like language
Another study links heart health to brain health
Mapping the evolution of alertness in the human brain
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

Religious belief is learned like language
New research debunks the long held idea that human brains are hard-wired for religious belief. Instead, this study shows how a belief system is built into our brains in a similar fashion to how we learn language; through exposure and social learning. This research gives psychologists a new tool in how to approach cultural and social belief systems with their patients. Find out more, here.

Another study links heart health to brain health
A healthy heart has a direct connection to having a healthy brain. Our brains receive about 12% of our blood flow, so if our hearts become less efficient there are big consequences to brain health. A new study shows how reduced blood flow in the temporal lobe areas of the brain brings on the pathology of cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative disorders. Learn more about this connection here and how to maintain a heart and brain healthy diet here.

Mapping the evolution of alertness in the human brain
Our brain’s ability to remain vigil and alert clearly has an evolutionary advantage for humanity’s survival. Scientists, using a state-of-the-art molecular method have mapped this essential brain state and circuitry found in humans in species whose evolutionary forebears we separated from hundreds of millions of years ago. Understanding this brain circuitry is the first step to new treatments for neurodisorders related to vigilance, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. Read 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 and try an exercise.

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Chronic fatigue syndrome: Changes in brain chemistry found
'Maturity' molecule helps adolescent brain grow up
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
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