September 2018 - 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 19, 2018

We are very grateful that our Brain Fitness classes are now being offered by the Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital in Ottawa, Canada. Currently, there are three classes scheduled starting in late September with more being planned. If you happen to live in Ottawa and you're not yet a regular user of BrainHQ, don't miss this opportunity! Please see the schedules below and feel free to share.

If you wish to train on your own, you may subscribe directly here.

And don't forget to try our Daily Spark to get a little brain workout today!

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.

Brain performance varies with changing seasons
With a new study from the University of Toronto showing the cognitive skills of older adults peaking in the late summer and early fall this may well be the ideal time to get those brainy, highbrow activities looked after and done! Although specific causal elements could not be identified, environmental factors such as temperature and light were thought to be likely contributors. Learn more here

Alzheimer’s: How tau protein distorts brain cell communications
Exactly what causes Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia remains unknown. Evidence suggests that a combination of environmental, genetic and lifestyle factors are involved with each of these variables having different amounts of influence on individual people. While a recent study sheds light on the buildup of tangled tau protein which is found in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease, remember that prevention is the key!

How generosity creates good vibes for your brain
We’re all familiar with the warm, fuzzy feelings experienced when we generously give to those near and dear to our hearts. And now science confirms that its far more than a fleeting sensation of momentary bliss that we’re experiencing. What we get are actual, measurable decreases in the stress levels of the amygdala, a small almond shaped structure in the brain responsible for processing emotions. Learn more here.

In This Issue

Brain performance varies with changing seasons
Alzheimer’s: How tau protein distorts brain cell communications
How generosity creates good vibes for your brain
Science proves migraines are not just a big headache
Meditation eases pain by deactivating brain’s default network
Your Brain Holds the Key to Safer Driving!
Blogs and Resources




Category-based published studies

Studies on clinical conditions for researchers

2016 Alzheimer’s Conference announcement

ACTIVE Study Published - Brain Training and Dementia

Healthy Aging

Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive Impairment due to Heart Failure

Fall Risk and Mobility

The IMPACT Study

The ACTIVE Study

The IHAMS Study

Science proves migraines are not just a big headache
While the stigma chronic migraine sufferers experience may have evolved with time, clinical evidence clearly shows the changing dynamics of grey matter varying by the phase, frequency and duration of migraine attacks. Study findings link grey matter changes in both the pain and visual processing areas of the brain as mediated by clinical features of individual patients. Read more here

Meditation eases pain by deactivating brain’s default network
Do you know of someone who suffers from chronic pain? A remarkable new study coming to us from the National Institute of Health shows how meditation has the ability to relieve chronic pain with better results than traditional medication! See 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 and try an exercise.

News, More Interesting Articles and Blogs
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2018, Ottawa
Air Pollution Robs Us of Our Smarts and Our Lungs
Inherited gene that leads to Huntington's causes changes in brain development from a young age
New guidelines for traumatic brain injury—built with input from rehabilitation professionals
Pain response in babies' brains controlled in 'similar way to adults'
Cannabis Use Linked to ‘Noisy’ Brain
Why Do We Hurt the Ones We Love? Insights From the Brain
Similar Brain Changes Seen in Those with ADHD and Emotional Instability Disorders
How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours
What to know about brain stem strokes
Brain scans could distinguish bipolar from depression
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
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