Author: DynamicBrain Inc.
Publication: Monthly Newsletter
Published Date: September 16, 2016
In Eastern Ontario in Canada, we are looking forward to Fall Rhapsody where we celebrate the nature's magnificent display of colours while walking in the woods. Make sure, wherever you are, you too exercise and nurture your body and mind!
If you haven’t yet had a chance to read about the Alzheimer’s International Conference big announcement or would like to try our ‘Double Decision’ exercise, please check it out here, or just try the Daily Spark.
As always, please send us an email if you have any questions.
How pollution infects our brain
Kind regards,Frieda Fanni
DynamicBrain Inc. is the Canadian partner of Posit Science Corporation providing brain fitness program BrainHQ in English and French.
When most of us think about the negative effects air pollution has on our bodies our list will likely begin and end with respiratory issues. Researchers have recently found that a specific pollutant is also penetrating our brain cells. What is particularly concerning is the link between this specific particulate and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. Learn more about their research here
Our memories are not perfect pictures
We’ve all had moments when we retell a story only for a friend or spouse to interject that we’ve embellished a bit too much. This might be more than just a desire to entertain our friends. Our brain’s are amazing at compiling new information and lumping incomplete details together with related information. So, when we go back to specific memories, we might pull up a combination of facts and improvised details our brain associates with the memory. Read how our memories are formed and why we might have imprecise recall here
Can increasing zinc intake prevent Autism?
In the quest to understand how Autism develops in young children, scientists have discovered that increasing zinc intake can boost a specific brain communication affected by the disease. Zinc is vital to early childhood development because of the important role it plays in synthesizing DNA and proteins as well as its role in cell multiplication for tissue growth and repair. With findings that appear to reverse a mutated gene, could this research lead to new treatments for Autism or zinc intake guidelines for young children? Find out more here