September 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: September 20, 2017

Following the recent report from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on using brain training, watch Dr. Gomez on CBS New York talk about warding off dementia and showing our exercises in action!

Please take your brain health serious, 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.

Degrading brain connections may warn of Alzheimer’s
Doing our taxes and maintaining a family budget are not easy tasks at the best of times. If someone is suffering from Alzheimer’s then even basic financial calculations goes from difficult to essentially impossible as the disease progresses. A new study has found that degraded white matter connections in our brains is linked to this behaviour. Learn more here.

Write your stress away
Are you constantly worrying about how you’ll perform stressful tasks? A new study suggests that simply writing expressively about how you feel will help you stop worrying and get on with what you need to do. The act of writing essentially frees up the cognitive resources you’re inadvertently dedicating to your anxiety. Read about how this works here.

The plasticity of the teenage brain
The idea that teenagers are out of control because of raging hormones is now an outdated assumption thanks to multiple neurological studies conducted since the 1990s. In fact, it is the plasticity of the teenage brain that is the primary reason for all the changes experienced. The manner in which connections throughout the brain mature and grow during the teen years is why risk-taking and impulsive behaviour are so rampant. Find out more here.

Parkinson’s rewires our brains
One of the more common markers of Parkinson’s disease is the impaired movement of sufferers. Researchers have found that it could be the brain’s own defence mechanisms that cause this abnormal movement. Parkinson’s disease affects the dopamine levels in our brains which, in turn, causes the brain to rewire in ways that negatively affect our ability to walk and move. Read more here.

Study shows how our brains “map” familiar locations
Knowing your way around might feel like second nature to you, but it isn’t a simple process for your brain. To create a mental “map” a cluster of cells is activated in our brains, and replayed on fast forward while we sleep to develop our own personal GPS. Find out more about this study here, and if you rely on a GPS in your car while driving, make sure you use it responsibly or you may weaken your brain’s natural GPS network - if it needs a tune up, checkout BrainHQ’s Right Turn exercise here.

In This Issue

Degrading brain connections may warn of Alzheimer’s
Write your stress away
The plasticity of the teenage brain
Parkinson’s rewires our brains
Study shows how our brains “map” familiar locations
Sleep “waves” may detect Alzheimer’s
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

Sleep “waves” may detect Alzheimer’s
A new study may lead to doctors being able to detect Alzheimer’s in sleeping patients. Researchers have found that neurons activate in what they call a “slow wave” throughout our brains while we sleep. They discovered that this behaviour is different in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s. Learn more about their study 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, find out your CRASH RISK now 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
Scientists track the brain-skull transition from dinosaurs to birds
New guidelines discourage use of brain imaging as a 'lie detector' for chronic pain
Study identifies novel source for brain's development
Scientists discover genetic timetable of brain's aging process
When the brain's wiring breaks
Can Zika Be A Treatment For Brain Cancer?
Wire together, fire apart
Rethinking serotonin could lead to a shift in psychiatric care
Artificial Intelligence spots Alzheimer’s brain changes years before symptoms emerge
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
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