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Brain Imaging Used To Identify Why ADHD Persists Into Adulthood
2014-06-10 14:25:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While about 11 percent of American school children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), many outgrow the condition as they progress into adulthood. In an attempt to understand why some ADHD may persist into adulthood, MIT researchers used brain-imaging technology to identify key differences in a specific brain communication network that is active when the brain is awake and not focused on a specific task,...

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2013-12-11 14:49:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at MIT slated to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science has shown a distinct disconnect between performances on standardized tests and students’ cognitive abilities. Standardized tests, a measure of so-called crystallized intelligence, have been shown to be an accurate predictor of students’ future educational achievement, as well as their employment and income prospects as...

Dyslexia Seen In Brain Scans Pre-K
2013-08-14 11:27:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dyslexia is typically diagnosed when a child is 7 or 8 years old, but new research from MIT could help identify kids at-risk for the reading disorder before they even begin to recognize words and their meanings. Using advanced brain imaging technology, scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have identified a connection between poor pre-reading skills in kindergartners and the size of a brain structure called the arcuate fasciculus,...

2010-12-20 19:00:01

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have used sophisticated brain imaging to predict with 90 percent accuracy which teenagers with dyslexia would improve their reading skills over time. Their work, the first to identify specific brain mechanisms involved in a person's ability to overcome reading difficulties, could lead to new interventions to help dyslexics better learn to read. "This gives us hope that we can identify which children might get better over time," said...

2009-12-29 09:40:00

BOSTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A panel of experts from leading northeastern universities recently reached consensus that proper nutrition, regular physical and mental activity, and adequate sleep can help to maintain and even improve cognitive skills in healthy adults. Further, the panel released recommendations to help adults bolster their cognitive health. The panel, composed of leading scientific experts in the fields of nutrition, exercise physiology, sleep and cognitive...

2008-01-18 14:06:28

It's no secret culture influences your food preferences and taste in music. But now scientists say it impacts the hard-wiring of your brain. New research shows that people from different cultures use their brains differently to solve basic perceptual tasks. Neuroscientists Trey Hedden and John Gabrieli of MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research asked Americans and East Asians to solve basic shape puzzles while in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. They...

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2008-01-11 16:20:00

A first of its kind MIT study shows people from different cultures use their brains differently to solve the same visual perceptual tasks.Psychological research has established that American culture, which values the individual, emphasizes the independence of objects from their contexts, while East Asian societies emphasize the collective and the contextual interdependence of objects. Behavioral studies have shown that these cultural differences can influence memory and even perception. But...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.