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2013-05-13 23:31:20

The Thinking Skills Club, appearing at the recent Learning and the Brain Conference in Arlington, VA, joins the number of services offering cognitive games that help children develop Executive Function, Attention, Working Memory and other skills, but with an emphasis on finding existing games that are also fun to play. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 12, 2013 Gil focuses carefully on his screen, drawing white bands of snow that will get Santa past volcanoes and grazing caribou to the checkered flag...

Different Brains Hear Music The Same Way
2013-04-11 09:30:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Music is everywhere in modern life, from retail stores to subway stations, and a new study suggests why it is able to bring so many people together. According to researchers, it´s because music has the power to affect different brains in the same way. In a new report in the“¯European Journal of Neuroscience, Stanford scientists describe how they were able to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify remarkably...

Neurology Experts Draw Attention To Teenage Overuse Of Memory-Enhancing Drugs
2013-03-14 07:28:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A growing trend in the use of “study drugs” by teens has come under fire by the country´s top neurological group. Memory-enhancing drugs are being increasingly prescribed by doctors to give children and teens a boost in their cognitive function to help them focus more, study harder and perform better in school. But the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and a Yale University neurologist are drawing fire on the...

2013-03-07 14:49:55

A region of the brain known to play a key role in visual and spatial processing has a parallel function: sorting visual information into categories, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Chicago. Primates are known to have a remarkable ability to place visual stimuli into familiar and meaningful categories, such as fruit or vegetables. They can also direct their spatial attention to different locations in a scene and make spatially-targeted movements, such as...

Children Who Are Diagnosed With ADHD Often Carry It On Into Adulthood
2013-03-04 14:17:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Mayo Clinic has found that children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to struggle with the condition into adulthood and experience a host of other psychological problems. Most notably, the study, which was based on 20 years of data, found that a third of kids who were diagnosed with ADHD during childhood still had it as...

2013-02-16 23:02:51

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, a special needs school for high-functioning Autism, Asperger´s, LD, ADD and ADHD students, welcomed parents, friends and partners of the school at the Mardi Gras Gala. Guests dined and socialized while fundraising for the non-profit school. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 16, 2013 Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an accredited independent school dedicated to serving students with high-functioning Autism, Asperger´s, LD, ADD and ADHD, hosted a Mardi Gras...

Drug Abuse Significantly Higher Among ADHD Teens
2013-02-12 12:47:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently found the rates of substance abuse and cigarette use are much higher among teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to their non-ADHD peers. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people with ADHD have difficulty concentrating, maintaining control over impulsive behaviors and reining in an overabundance of energy. For the recent study, researchers...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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