September 2019 - 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 21, 2019

We continue to see a growing number of prestigious health institutions incorporating our cognitive training program, BrainHQ, into their health care settings. Just joined are McLean Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Northwestern Medicine at Northwestern University, and the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami.

A week ago, Dr. Mary Kay Ross, the founder and CEO of the Brain Health and Research Institute (BHRI), also announced that she would be using BrainHQ in their clinical practices.

With this strong evidence and more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, I hope you can pause and reflect on the many lives that have been changed by BrainHQ in the past years. Please feel free to share our wonderful news! And remember, the BrainHQ is a great gift idea for loved ones.

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.

Music to my ears
We are constantly surrounded by background noise; be it the gentle hum of a fridge, the sound of your neighbour’s TV, the soothing sound of wind and rain through the trees, or the hustle and bustle of a café. Our ears are always taking in information about the world around us. New research has shed light on how the brain extracts meaningful sounds from background noise. Discover more here.

Hits the spot
Did you know that a tiny “blue spot” in the brainstem, called the locus coeruleus, can affect whether our memory declines as we age? Using new methods and MRI scanning procedures, we can now visually access the locus coeruleus, which was previously very hard to observe in living people. This breakthrough will help us address learning and memory issues in old age, particularly Alzheimer’s. Discover more here.

Comas and consciousness
No one wants their loved ones to fall into a coma, but new research could help provide more insight into recovery chances. Using an advanced MRI technique, scientists have analyzed areas deep within the brain that are thought to be connected to consciousness. They found that these areas are disrupted in comatose patients. Further research could help determine which patients are likely to regain consciousness and which will remain unconscious or have permanent brain damage. Find out more here.

In This Issue

Music to my ears
Hits the spot
Comas and consciousness
Thinking on their feet
No small matter
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

Thinking on their feet
Imagine looking at a beautiful painting and learning that the artist did it using their feet! Two artists, born without arms, could hold the key to learning more about sensory “maps” of body parts. People without disabilities tend to have “hand maps” in their brains, where each finger governs a defined region of the brain. Neuroscientists have found that the two artists born without arms have “toe maps,” which appear to be just as precise. Read more here.

No small matter
The cerebellum, which means “little brain,” is tucked away in the lower back of the skull. It plays an important role in motor control and in regulating voluntary movement. Researchers are learning more about this “little brain,” and new evidence suggests that it could be linked to depressive behaviour. When scientists “over-excited” the cerebellum in rats, they found that the rats displayed behaviours associated with depression. Learn more 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 here. Looking for a Driving Cognitive Training class? Click here.

News, More Interesting Articles and Blogs
Brain Fitness and Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, In-Person, Ottawa
Brain Fitness and Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, Facilitated, Web-Based
Driving Cognitive Training Classes 2019, Group, Facilitated, Web-Based
Scientists visualize protein tangles linked with dementia in patients’ brains after single head injury
How to Help Your Child Succeed at School
Heart failure patients have similar odds of dementia-type brain lesions as stroke patients
Curiosity: We're studying the brain to help you harness it
Brain's astrocytes play starring role in long-term memory
The birth of vision from the retina to the brain
How relapse happens: Opiates reduce the brain's ability to form, maintain synapses
'Superagers' over 80 have the memory and brain connectivity of twenty-somethings
Map of broken brain networks shows why people lose speech in language-based dementia
Researchers find regulator of first responder cells to brain injury
New discovery shows how T. rex kept its brain cool
How Plasticity-based Brain Training Works
10 Brain Exercises for Seniors
Description of BrainHQ Exercises
BrainHQ Exercise Tutorials
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