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.
Breaking News on Brain Training and Bipolar Disorder
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
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