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

Researchers recently found the rates of drug abuse and cigarette use are much higher among teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared to their non-ADHD peers.

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

Fascination with the study of split brain, or laterality, is not a new occurrence within the scientific community.

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

A new study 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.

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

Spanish researcher Alaitz Molano is attempting to create a genetic tool to help improve the diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in kids.

2013-01-05 05:04:02

Listen to Dr. McNeal’s Interview Via Blog Starting Wed. January 9, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

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

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.

2012-12-17 16:35:43

Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control.

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


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.