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2013-12-19 20:21:18

WELLESLEY, Mass., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by Wellesley College neuroscientists is the first to directly compare brain responses to faces and objects with responses to colors. The paper, by Bevil Conway, Wellesley Associate Professor of Neuroscience, and Rosa Lafer-Sousa, a 2009 Wellesley graduate currently studying in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program at MIT, reveals new information about how the brain's inferior temporal cortex processes...

2013-12-05 23:30:11

Journal of Attention Disorders published on November 4th, 2013 new data that strongly suggests ADHD has a cerebellar origin. Only significant cerebellar volume reductions in untreated ADHD adults were reported by Harvard researchers Markis and colleagues in a magnetic resonance brain imaging study. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Dr. Harold Levinson, who is credited with initially proposing the cerebellar-vestibular theory of dyslexia or Learning Disorders (LD) and related ADHD,...

2013-12-05 23:28:08

Sophisticated cognitive cross-training initiative recognized for its benefits of helping children with ADHD. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Connecticut-based C8 Sciences has received the coveted Blue Ribbon designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) for its ACTIVATE™ brain cross-training program. ACTIVATE represents a fusion between computer-oriented and physical exercises, designed to assist in the battle against...

2013-11-26 14:01:59

Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder in the UK Scientists have found evidence of a link between social and economic status and childhood attention deficit disorder (ADHD) in the UK. A team led by the University of Exeter Medical School analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study, a database of more than 19,500 UK children born between 2000 and 2002. The study, published in the Journal of Child...

2013-11-25 09:48:09

Steroid injections given to pregnant women before premature birth may increase the child's risk of later behavioral and emotional difficulties, a study has found. Mothers who are expected to give birth prematurely are often given an infusion of glucocorticoids, which mimic the natural hormone cortisol. This treatment is vital for helping the baby's lungs mature, but the new research suggests it may also increase the risk of mental health problems including attention-deficit/hyperactivity...

ADHD Diagnoses On The Rise
2013-11-23 05:59:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Half of all American children who are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are diagnosed by the age of six, according to new research from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Furthermore, youngsters with severe ADHD are often diagnosed at even earlier ages – half of them by the age of four, based on information provided by parents. In total, the CDC reports that two million more...

2013-11-15 23:24:21

Sophisticated brain cross-training program fuses computer and physical exercises designed to win the battle against ADHD in the classroom, amongst other dynamic applications. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Connecticut-based C8 Sciences, developer and marketer of a sophisticated brain cross-training program developed by Yale neuroscientists that combines computer and physical exercises designed to help Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and working memory, recently announced...

Study Shows Brain Processes Input That May Not Be Perceived
2013-11-14 17:44:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Freudian and Behavioral scientists have long been at odds regarding the validity of each school of thought. Freudians champion the idea that human perception is separated into three distinct compartments: the conscious, unconscious and pre-conscious. Behaviorists reject these constructs for their inability to be subjected to rigorous scientific testing. However, University of Arizona (UA) doctoral degree candidate Jay Sanguinetti...

ADHD Drug Ritalin Shown To Control Impulsiveness In Rhesus Monkeys
2013-11-14 07:30:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Impulsive monkeys were more likely to accept delayed gratification after being given a dose of methylphenidate, the active ingredient of the drug Ritalin, according to new research presented during Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. According to Luis Populin, associate professor of neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, 11 percent of all American children between the ages of four and...

2013-11-11 10:23:44

For want of a receptor: Some behaviors shaped during early development Physical and chemical changes in the brain during development can potentially play a role in some delinquent and deviant behaviors, according to research released today. Studies looking at the underlying mechanisms that influence our ability to exercise self-control were presented at Neuroscience 2013, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science...