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2014-07-15 14:27:45

Rice University Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words presented along with target stimuli), according to a new study from psychologists at Rice University and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Whereas other studies had found that older adults are distracted by memories of prior similar events, this was the first study to...

2014-07-15 10:01:47

Elsevier The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry. Our brains are usually good at focusing on the information that we are trying to learn and filtering out the "noise" or thoughts that aren't relevant. However, memory impairment in schizophrenia may be related in part to a problem with this filtering...

2014-07-08 23:13:08

According to Neuropsychologist Dr. Kenneth Freundlich with Morris Psychological Group, being constantly bombarded with far more information than we can process works to the detriment of our memory, our concentration and ultimately our ability to produce timely results and make good decisions. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Information overload isn't new. Starting with the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century, scholars and scientists have predicted that each...

2014-07-08 15:03:40

University of Luxembourg Finding the roots of illiteracy Working memory in children is linked strongly to reading and academic achievement, a new study from the University of Luxembourg and partner Universities from Brazil has shown. Moreover, this finding holds true regardless of socio-economic status. This suggests that children with learning difficulties might benefit from teaching methods that prevent working memory overload. The study was published recently in the scientific...

2014-06-25 23:13:10

According to Dr. Stacey Spencer with Morris Psychological Group, working memory enables us to hold on to information long enough to manipulate it or use it to complete a task. Researchers estimate that the academic performance of as many as 10-15% of children is affected by problems with working memory. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 There are many reasons that children struggle in the classroom. Their ability to learn is affected by a wide range of emotional and cognitive factors...

2014-05-27 23:11:04

C8 Sciences, the developers of the new and innovative ACTIVATE™ program, are now leading the battle against ADHD by measurably strengthening working memory, self-control, sustained attention, cognitive flexibility, and other executive function skills. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 C8 Sciences, pioneers and developers of neuroscience-based cognition assessment and development products that boast the potential to solve some of the most significant problems in childhood education, has...

2014-04-24 23:16:08

New Interactive library of resources launches from world-renowned experts in Neuroscience and Education focuses on brain training research to combat ADHD and Autism. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Cognitive Brain Training Research represents a newly-formed interactive library of resources from world-renowned experts in the field of Neuroscience and Education, focusing on brain training research. The site is unique in that it offers free access to this cognitive research for any and...

language development
2014-04-18 05:20:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University. As any book lover will tell you, language is transformative. The transformative powers, however, may reach father than an emotional reaction to novels or poetry. The study, published in Developmental Science, reveals that spoken language — more so than images — taps into a child's cognitive system and...

2014-04-10 12:37:56

Study also suggests potential treatment New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. The researchers found that lingering injury in a specific region of the brain predicted the health of the children's social lives. "The thing that's hardest about brain...

Green Tea Boosts Working Memory And Cognitive Functions
2014-04-08 06:42:08

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tea, which has been cultivated for centuries, is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Of the three main types of tea — black, oolong, and green — green is known to have many healthy properties, including a high concentration of powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body. Green tea is helpful in fighting against atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, many types of cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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