Latest Attention Stories

Holding A Gun Causes People To Think Others Are Holding Guns, Too
2012-03-22 13:05:35

New and interesting research from the University of Notre Dame suggests that wielding a gun causes that person to see guns in the hands of others. Professor of Psychology James Brockmole specializes in human cognition and behavior at Notre Dame. Along with a colleague from Purdue University, Brockmole conducted the study to determine how individuals perceive their environments in relation to their actions. The results of this study will appear in an upcoming issue of Journal of...

2012-03-19 19:13:45

A team of researchers that includes a USC scientist has methodically demonstrated that a face's features or constituents — more than the face per se — are the key to recognizing a person. Their study, which goes against the common belief that brains process faces "holistically," appears this month in Psychological Science. In addition to shedding light on the way the brain functions, these results may help scientists understand rare facial recognition disorders. Humans...

'Off Topic' Thinking Linked To High Working Memory Capacity
2012-03-18 05:49:03

Having a mind that wanders and drifts off into thoughts unrelated to the task at hand might not be such a bad thing after all, according to a new study published online by the journal Psychology Science last Wednesday. In fact, according to PsychCentral Senior News Editor Rick Nauert, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science have discovered that this phenomenon is actually associated with working memory capacity,...

2012-03-16 23:02:27

The Being Well Center (BWC), an Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder diagnostic and treatment center located in Pittsburgh, PA, has expanded its services to include a technology-driven treatment track for patients located around the world. Over more than 30 years, The Being Well Center has treated nearly 10,000 ADD/ADHD patients, providing carefully monitored medication plans and success-driven, life-strategies to people across the lifespan. Now, children,...

2012-03-08 06:12:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — You might want to think twice about letting your child start kindergarten too early or skip a grade. Studies show that the youngest children in classrooms are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than their peers in the same grade. Two recent studies have shown a link between the relative age of children and diagnosis of ADHD and prescription of medication. Younger children in the same grade as children...

2012-03-05 23:11:37

Immaturity may lead to diagnosis of disorder The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – and prescribed medication – than their peers in the same grade, according to a study just published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ADHD, which is often treated with prescription medication, is the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorder in children. Two recent studies...

2012-02-29 14:11:06

UCSF Study Shows Digital Cognitive Training Improves Brain Function and Behavior for People with Schizophrenia People with schizophrenia who completed 80 hours of intensive, computerized cognitive training exercises were better able to perform complex tasks that required them to distinguish their internal thoughts from reality. As described in the journal Neuron on Feb. 22, 2012, a small clinical study conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of...

2012-02-23 06:20:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In a new study published in the March issue of Radiology, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows that cognitive rehabilitation changes brain function and improves cognitive performance in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a nervous system disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. MS damages a material called the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects nerve cells. This damage disrupts messages between the brain and...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.