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2014-04-18 14:02:54

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction. The Journal of Neuroscience has just published a paper about the discovery by John McDonald, an associate professor...

2014-04-08 12:31:35

MIAMI, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Balancing a low dose of behavior therapy with a low dose of medication may be the key to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study by researchers at FIU's Center for Children and Families. High doses of stimulant medication and intensive behavior therapy are each known to be effective individual modes of treatment. But medication may suppress a child's growth and decrease their...

Procrastination An Evolutionary Byproduct Of Impulsivity
2014-04-08 05:51:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder, have identified a genetic link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting a similar evolutionary origin for these traits. “Everyone procrastinates at least sometimes, but we wanted to explore why some people procrastinate more than others and why procrastinators seem more likely to make rash actions and act without thinking,” said study author Daniel Gustavson, a...

2014-04-04 23:02:53

Company president Chris Miller shares his insights on combating ADD and enhancing brain function naturally. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 “Across 10 countries, it was projected that ADHD was associated with 134.8 million lost days of productivity each year. Most of this loss can be attributed to ADHD and not co-occurring conditions.” CDC Chris Miller was diagnosed with ADD and told to take prescription medicines. “I believe that most people who have been diagnosed with...

2014-04-02 12:35:10

Study finds pigeons and other animals can place everyday things in categories like humans Pinecone or pine nut? Friend or foe? Distinguishing between the two requires that we pay special attention to the telltale characteristics of each. And as it turns out, us humans aren't the only ones up to the task. According to researchers at the University of Iowa, pigeons share our ability to place everyday things in categories. And, like people, they can hone in on visual information that is...

2014-03-31 23:27:46

Robert J. Hilt, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Washington School Of Medicine, Seattle, presented on Stimulants, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, Antipsychotic Agents, and Mood Stabilizers. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Psychiatry Volume 43, Issue 02: Psychiatric Medications for Children: An Overview of Your Options. The goal of this program is to improve medical management of various psychiatric...

2014-03-12 08:29:49

Express Scripts Report Shows More Women than Men Take ADHD Drugs ST. LOUIS, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans who use medication to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) rose 36 percent in 5 years, totaling more than 4.8 million privately insured individuals in 2012, according to the most current and comprehensive analysis of these medications released today by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO...

2014-03-05 08:25:48

Socratic Technologies' two-phase Super Bowl ad testing analyzed the performance of 53 individual commercials--with some surprises among the results SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Socratic Technologies announced today the results of its comprehensive testing of 53 individual Super Bowl commercials. This two-phase testing measures immediate impact of the commercials' engagement, appeal and persuasiveness, and also tracks the residual effects of advertisements approximately 10 days...

Research Maze Projects Images On The Floor
2014-02-27 15:23:13

Brown University A rodent in a maze is a staple — even a stereotype — of experimental psychology research. But the maze in the lab of Rebecca Burwell, professor of cognitive, linguistic, and psychological sciences at Brown University, is not your grandfather's apparatus. In a new video article published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments, Burwell's research group demonstrates in full detail how the maze can be used to perform automated visual cognitive research tasks with great...

Older Fathers Linked To Higher Risk Of Cognitive, Behavioral Issues In Their Offspring
2014-02-27 10:40:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A large new study conducted by a team of American and Swedish researchers has found a connection between paternal age and the risk of a child developing cognitive or behavioral problems. The finding is particularly alarming considering the recent trend of couples putting off raising a family to pursue their careers or other interests. "We were shocked by the findings," said study author Brian D'Onofrio, an associate professor of...


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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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