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New ADHD Diagnostic Tool Uses Genetic Variations
2013-01-21 11:55:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite being the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric condition among children, there is still no official tool for diagnosing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In her doctoral thesis, researcher Alaitz Molano, from Spain´s UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, attempted to fill this gap by not only identifying a way to improve the diagnosis of ADHD but also to enhance the current treatments. Experts say...

2013-01-05 05:04:02

Listen to Dr. McNeal´s Interview Via Blog Starting Wed. January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. EST. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 Have kids with ADHD? Need to form habits and routines? In an upcoming edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Cooper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Melinda McNeal, Hey, You! creator. Hey, You! auditory programs use task delineation, mutli-sensory techniques and repetition - all within a consistent home environment - to establish success in...

Dragonflies Show Human-like Selective Attention
2012-12-21 05:48:24

[ Watch the Video: Dragonfly on the Hunt ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Adelaide have uncovered the first evidence that invertebrates, like primates, have brain cells dedicated to the process of selective attention. Writing in the journal Current Biology, Dr. Steven Wiederman and associate professor David O'Carroll from the university's Centre for Neuroscience Research describe how they were able to learn that...

2012-12-17 16:35:43

-Executive function (EF) guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. -Alcohol dependence (AD) is known to impair EF. -New findings indicate that increased impulsiveness and decreased EF may comprise an inherited trait that signifies greater risk for developing AD. Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. EF impairment due to alcohol...

2012-12-14 05:01:23

A recent Caltech study finds that consumers are more likely to choose the product with the most visual impact over their actual personal preference when distracted or in a rush, and when confronted with a similar range of choices. Berlin-based neuroscience-meets-marketing startup EyeQuant is helping companies to optimize the visual effectiveness of their websites so that users can find what they are looking for in an increasingly hectic environment. Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) December 13, 2012...

Nature Can Help Your Creativity
2012-12-13 14:51:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Feeling a bit of writers block in all your creative endeavors? Maybe you should try heading out for a backpacking adventure into the wilderness, according to research published recently in the journal PLoS ONE. Psychologists from the University of Utah and University of Kansas found that backpackers scored 50 percent better on a creativity test after spending four days in nature disconnected from electronic devices. "This is a way...

2012-12-13 05:02:07

Common sense, planning can help those living with ADHD make it happily through the holidays Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 12, 2012 Dr. Robert Hunt, the Nashville-based practicing attention and mood disorder physician and patent holder for non-stimulant Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medication Intuniv, today released a series of tips to help ADD/ADHD patients navigate the unique challenges of the holiday season. For those with ADD or ADHD, the holiday season can be a...

2012-11-21 00:22:24

Results of a new study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health indicate that a developmental pattern of impulsiveness in young males is linked with gambling problems in late adolescence. Respondents considered to be in the high impulsivity track as early as first grade doubled the odds of meeting criteria for at-risk/problem gambling, and tripled the odds of meeting criteria for problem gambling. The study is the first to link a developmental pattern of...

2012-11-09 13:57:28

-Young adult women are engaging in heavy drinking behavior in greater numbers. -A new study has looked at the influence of impulsivity-related traits and drinking motives on symptoms of alcohol dependence (AD) among college women in their first semester. -Findings indicate an impulsivity trait called 'negative urgency' can predict increases in AD symptoms. An increasing number of women entering young adulthood engage in heavy drinking behavior, placing them at risk of developing alcohol...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.