How to improve student’s academic skills
With a new school year upon us, parents everywhere are looking for any way they can help their child achieve the necessary academic skills to be a successful student. Click on this slideshow
to see how researchers across the globe are looking into mapping the neurobiological underpinnings to academic skills. As our understanding of brain plasticity increases, this research creates a lot of options to improve cognitive function for all students. For instance, a recent study
with 6-8-year-old kids found that training them in spatial reasoning skills created marked improvements to their math skills; something the Right Turn
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Experts on aging recommend yearly brain and memory tests
Many of us know that prevention is one of the best cures. And, that as we age our doctors tend to run more tests and screens on our bodies. The same holds true for cognitive issues that can develop as we age. Experts have begun recommending regular brain health screening, as early detection is key to reversing and treating some cognitive disorders. Read their recommendations here
Brain Plasticity – the story of Jody
This story may sound unbelievable but a young girl is living proof of how the brain can rewire itself even when one hemisphere is removed. A drastic surgery to help control epileptic seizures was undertaken, and yet because of brain plasticity she is able to function normally. Watch her incredible story
and marvel at how the human brain can adapt to anything.
Autism and gender difference
When we think about autism spectrum disorders we often picture a laundry list of specific behaviours such as repetitive motion, narrow interests and inflexibility with routine. Now, the question you should ask is who do you picture as suffering from autism spectrum disorders, a boy or a girl? The likelihood is that you are picturing a male patient, as boys are still more commonly diagnosed than girls. Researchers are now finding that there is a difference in how autism affects and presents across gender lines. Learn more about the behavioural and brain differences here
How your boss can damage your brain
When you go to work, do you feel excited and ready to jump into the unknown? Or, do you feel like you’re just putting in hours with a set of golden handcuffs keeping you there? Research is showing that leaders who steer a workplace because they trust everyone to reach a shared goal, are actually benefitting the brain health of employees. On the other side, autocratic leaders who demand specific processes be followed and solve every crisis with a tightening of structure, rules and more processes create a workplace ripe for shutting down cognitive function. See how your boss measures up here
Cut Your Crash Risk by 50%
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!
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Events and Conferences
Brain Health Awareness Week - Ottawa, Ontario, September 14-19, 2015
“If you do brain research in Ottawa, it makes sense to open your doors once a year and show the people who live here what you are learning.” David Park, neuroscientist and director of the University of Ottawa’s Brain and Mind Research Institute
Blogs and Resources
Teachers and Educators Benefit from Brain Training
Series: Memory Recall - The Key to Happiness in Old Age!
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
How Can BrainHQ Help You?Athletes: Achieve Peak Performance with Disciplined Brain Training!
Corporate Cognitive Training
Series: Brain Plasticity and Brain Injury
Series: Personal Health - Why We Need to Take Control
What is Brain Plasticity?
12 Benefits of BrainHQ Exercises
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
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