Latest Attention Stories

iPhone App Tests Your Brain
2013-02-08 18:35:26

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fascination with the study of split brain, or laterality, is not a new occurrence within the scientific community. Some of the better-known studies, conducted in the 1960s, dealt with individuals whose corpora callosa was surgically severed due to their affliction with epilepsy. While today brain imaging devices are more likely to be used to observe this phenomenon, psychologists continue to engage in research in the field of...

ADHD Diagnoses In Children Rose Dramatically Over Past Decade
2013-01-22 11:26:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Kaiser Permanente study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reveals that the rate of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose dramatically between 2001 and 2010 with non-Hispanic white children having the highest diagnosis rates. The study also found a 90 percent increase in the diagnosis of ADHD among non-Hispanic black girls in the same time period. The team used data from the electronic...

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...

Word of the Day
  • 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.