October 2013 - Find out how your brain responds to thinking and other stimuli, and how you can keep it sharp!
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Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: October 31, 2013

This past week, we released four brand-new exercises in BrainHQ.ca focused on improving your brain's NAVIGATION SKILLS.

The exercises will help you improve your sense of direction, learn to make and manipulate "mental maps", improve your spatial rotation skills and help you avoid potential hazards as you navigate through your day. We have made Right Turn available for the next few days for your free trial - During your training please keep in mind that your brain will only develop new neural pathways if the exercises are demanding!

Improve your brain's power and please let us know how we can help!

Kind Regards,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation.
CBC: David Suzuki - The Power of Placebos
New research is proving that everything from sugar pills, to saline injections, to sham surgery, can have real healing power!
Watch CBC "The Nature of Things".

Brain's New 'Mini-Neural Computer'
Researchers at the University of North Carolina have shown that dendrites do more than relay information from one neuron to the next. They actively process information, multiplying the brain's computing power. Read more.

Role of the Immune System in Defending Brain Against Alzheimer's
An international study published in Nature Genetics identified 11 new genes that could help to trigger the most common form of senile dementia - 75,000 people from 15 countries participated in the study. Learn more.

Brains of Dancers Help Doctors Understand Dizziness
"It demonstrates to us that the brain is a very plastic organ and what happens to it is heavily dependent on what you do, and so years of training the brain re-models itself into a form that becomes quite resistant to dizziness," said neurologist, Barry Seemungal. Watch here.

Brain Decoding: Reading Minds
By scanning blobs of brain activity, scientists may be able to decode people's thoughts, their dreams and even their intentions. Learn more.

Wire Your Brain for Happiness
It is easy to pay attention to unhappy things, which come in the guise of anger, anxiety, depression and criticism. However one way to make more lasting happy memories in the brain, is to make a concentrated effort to notice the small things in life every day. Hopefully people will one day say their brains are just naturally wired for happiness.
Learn more.

Book of the Month, Recommended by Dr. Michael Merzenich
Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence (2013)
Dr. Daniel Goleman

What is focus? By discussing three types of focus - "inner," "outer," and "other" - Daniel Goleman's new book explores how focus affects our daily activities and abilities. Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, draws on his life's work as a psychologist and journalist to dig into scientific research, specific case studies, and his own experiences to define and describe the concepts of focus as well as share useful techniques for improving your focus.

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In This Issue

CBC: David Suzuki - The Power of Placebos
Brain's New 'Mini-Neural Computer'
Role of the Immune System in Defending Brain Against Alzheimer's
Brains of Dancers Help Doctors Understand Dizziness
Brain Decoding: Reading Minds
Wire Your Brain for Happiness
Book of the Month




Hearing and Cognitive Training

Traumatic Brain Injury

HIV-Related Cognitive Decline

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

Other Scientific Studies

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