Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: October 16, 2015
Did you know that with every thought you have, you are restructuring and changing the physical makeup of your brain? Visualizing things beforehand, or mental practice, is such an effective technique for learning and perfecting a physical skill that has become a key component of success for elite athletes like those competing in the Olympics. But, this isn’t something that only Olympians can use, as neuroscientist Alvaro Pascual-Leone demonstrated with his five-finger piano study at Harvard Medical School back in 2007.
So be mindful of your thoughts today, and take advantage of the vital role they play in shaping your life – think positive and keep your brain fit! The Daily Spark
A brain map as unique as a fingerprint
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program, BrainHQ in English and French.
As any TV investigator knows, our fingerprints are as individual as we are. Neuroscientists too have taken a turn as detectives, mapping brain activity that is as unique to each of us as a fingerprint. Interestingly, the type of activity they’ve mapped has the potential to predict cognitive ability, and could lead to more esoteric predictions such as linguistic ability and future income. Learn more about their brain map here
Interested in backing up your memories?
In this nine minute documentary – Master/Mind
– you will see some of the future implications of human brain computer interfaces. From making wearable EEGs by hacking toys to researching how to store synaptic systems like a computer backup, this video explores the interesting questions that appear when we begin researching the organ that makes us, ultimately, human: the brain. Being able to map changes in the brains of dementia patients to test the effectiveness of new treatments or controlling replacement limbs via nodes taped to our forehead are incredibly beneficial, but could this lead to redefining our very nature? What do you think?!
Training to multitask in a new way
Multitasking is a common reality today, and it is somewhat ironic that our brains’ massive potential to learn and process information remains confounded by it. However, just as we can take advantage of neuroplasticity to train our brains to process and recall information quickly and efficiently at any age, researchers have found that simple training helps our brains improve their ability to multitask overall. Find out more about their study here