Latest Attention Stories

2012-09-29 23:02:59

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) is pleased to announce a workshop with Dr. Peg Dawson, the renowned expert on ADHD and executive function disorders on October 22 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, CT. The ticket price of $75 includes breakfast and complimentary parking. Westport, CT (PRWEB) September 28, 2012 Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. (SKLD) is pleased to announce its presentation of a workshop with Dr. Peg Dawson, the...

2012-09-25 23:02:07

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) is pleased to announce that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to support SKLD´s programs, including the expansion of its comprehensive website and free e-newsletter. The grant will support the continuing development of reports on current news and research, in addition to action-oriented information from experts. In addition, the grant will help enhance the practical and...

Visual Awareness Improved Through Rhythmic Oscillations In Brain
2012-08-29 15:40:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rhythmic oscillations in the brain provide heightened visual awareness that, when controlled, could help improve visual processing in critical environments such as air traffic control towers and nuclear power plants, according to a new study by the Beckman Institute. Using periodic visual stimuli and electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, the researchers found they could precisely time the brain´s natural oscillations to...

2012-08-20 22:21:40

Findings published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Research has found that declines in temporal information processing (TIP), the rate at which auditory information is processed, underlies the progressive loss of function across multiple cognitive systems in the elderly, including new learning, memory, perception, attention, thinking, motor control, problem solving, and concept formation. In a new study, scientists have found that elderly subjects who underwent temporal training...

Study Reveals Brain's Mysterious Switchboard Operator
2012-08-17 16:08:49

A mysterious region deep in the human brain could be where we sort through the onslaught of stimuli from the outside world and focus on the information most important to our behavior and survival, Princeton University researchers have found. The researchers report in the journal Science that an area of our brain called the pulvinar regulates communication between clusters of brain cells as our brain focuses on the people and objects that need our attention. Like a switchboard operator, the...

2012-08-15 23:02:01

National Best-Selling Author, Dr. Edward Hallowell spoke recently at the Cape Cod Institute on his unique strength-based approach to ADHD. Eastham, MA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 Speaking before a room full of educators, psychologist and counselors at the Cape Cod Institute, located at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Dr. Edward Hallowell one of the nation´s leading experts on ADHD, shared his unique approach on how to view the condition that is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral...

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