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Why Haste Makes Waste
2012-11-08 06:47:09

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two similar scenarios, but for the timing involved, require different parts of your brain to help you make a decision. Let´s say you are driving on the freeway when the car in front of you blows a tire. You have only milliseconds to process the situation, make your decision and act. Do you slam on your brakes or pull out of the lane suddenly? Either decision could be right or wrong. Scenario 2 has you driving down the same...

2011-08-31 12:41:15

How the brain controls impulsive behavior may be significantly different than psychologists have thought for the last 40 years. That is the unexpected conclusion of a study by an international team of neuroscientists published in the Aug. 31 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Impulse control is an important aspect of the brain's executive functions — the procedures that it uses to control its own activity. Problems with impulse control are involved in ADHD and a number of other...

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2007-04-18 14:08:27

New research offers insight into cause of ADHD In the children's game "red light green light," winners are able to stop, and take off running again, more quickly than their comrades. New research reveals that a similar race goes on in our brains, with impulse control being the big winner. "The research provides new insights into how the brain controls movements, which helps explain the impulsivity of people with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder," study co-author Jeffrey Schall, E....