October 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: October 19, 2017

BrainHQ will be showcasing at the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) Neurotech Event held in Ottawa, Ontario on October 26th. OBI is a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience through convergent partnerships between researchers, clinicians, industry, patients, and their advocates. They seek to foster discovery and deliver innovative products and services that improve the lives of those living with brain disorders.

If you are in Ottawa or planning to participate in this event, please stop by and introduce yourself. We would love to put a name to your face if we haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you in the past. For more information on OBI and the event, please click here.

As always, if you haven’t done your dose of brain training today, try the Daily Spark or join here if you are not yet a regular trainer.

Kind regards,
Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc.

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

Breaking News on Brain Training and Bipolar Disorder
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital have discovered that a unique kind of brain training can result in large and persistent improvements in cognition in people with bipolar disorder. The brain training shown effective in the study is our BrainHQ from Posit Science. Read about the study here.

How opioids rewire your brain
In the current deluge of headlines about the opioid crisis there is little information on just how this addiction takes root in someone’s system. Essentially, these drugs shut down specific clusters of nerves in the brain that are connected to pleasure and pain. Once the brain adapts to this restructuring, it becomes addicted to maintaining it with opioids. Watch how a brain gets hooked on opioids here.

How moving and learning is connected in the brains of kids with ADHD
We can all produce a laundry list of symptoms we attribute to children with ADHD, such as fidgeting, tapping or swivelling in chairs. It turns out that when using their working memory to concentrate or problem solve, all children move around to help facilitate this neuroprocess. Researchers found that children with ADHD moved twice as much which, in turn, pointed the study to a specific area of the brain connected to working memory. Read about their study here.


In This Issue

Breaking News on Brain Training and Bipolar Disorder
How opioids rewire your brain
How moving and learning is connected in the brains of kids with ADHD
Menopause may increase risk of Alzheimer’s
Our brains remember what we see in reverse
Are the brains of women trained to be more social?
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

Menopause may increase risk of Alzheimer’s
Neuroscientists have now discovered changes occurring in menopausal brains that put women at increased risk of Alzheimer’s. It is a statistical fact that women get this neurodegenerative disorder more often than men and this study points to a potential reason. Find out how this study may lead to better tests and screening for indicators of the disease, here.

Our brains remember what we see in reverse
When you reflect on something you’ve seen, you are likely to remember the bigger overall image first then details within that scene as you concentrate longer on this visual memory. It turns out that your brain is recalling this information in the reverse order it was recorded. The small details are recorded first, then the larger image and concept is created from the amalgam of those details. Discover how and why this happens here.

Are the brains of women trained to be more social?
If you think that men are more selfish than women in social settings, then science agrees with you. When looking at the brain activity of men and women during social experiments, researchers have found that the brains of men were more actively rewarded for selfish behaviour while the brains of women activated their reward centres during prosocial behaviour. Find out if this is innate evolution of the brain or socially constructed brain training, 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
Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) Annual NeuroTech Showcase in Ottawa - October 26, 2017, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes Fall 2017, Ottawa
How brain cells die in Alzheimer's and FTD
Your brain distracted: what happens behind the wheel
Research identifies brain chemical abnormalities in earliest stage of psychosis
Tapping into how the brain perceives values can influence choices
For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving
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
BrainHQ English: www.dynamicbrain.brainhq.com
BrainHQ French: www.dynamicbrain-fr.brainhq.com
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