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Movement in ADHD may help children think, perform better in school The constant movement of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be distracting — but the fidgeting also may improve their cognitive performance, a study by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute has found. The study of pre-teens and teenagers with ADHD examined how movement — its intensity and frequency — correlated with accuracy on [...] The post Movement in ADHD may help children think, perform better in school appeared first on PsyPost.
Stanford scientists find genetic basis of brain networks seen in imaging studies A new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine found that synchronized physiological interactions between remote brain regions have genetic underpinnings. The research was performed at Stanford but was made possible by collaborations with the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Brain Science and the IMAGEN Consortium, a multicenter European project, said the study’s [...] The post Stanford scientists find genetic basis of brain networks seen in imaging studies appeared first on PsyPost.
Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory In Macbeth, Shakespeare describes sleep as “the death of each day’s life,” but he may have gotten it wrong. Sleep, as it turns out, may be the one thing that keeps our memories alive and intact. A new study from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) integrates neuroscience and psychological research to [...] The post Study unites neuroscience and psychology to paint more complete picture of sleep and memory appeared first on PsyPost.
Large doses of antioxidants may be harmful to neuronal stem cells Stem cells are especially sensitive to oxygen radicals and antioxidants shows new research from the group of Anu Wartiovaara in the Molecular Neurology Research Program of University of Helsinki. The research led by researcher Riikka Martikainen was published in Cell Reports on May 28, 2015. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that use oxygen to produce energy. [...] The post Large doses of antioxidants may be harmful to neuronal stem cells appeared first on PsyPost.
Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD), a severe form of dementia among aged individuals, is caused by accumulation of amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides in the brain. Numerous types of agents have been developed to suppress the production of Aβ, by inhibiting the secretase-mediated cleavage of amyloid precursor protein (APP) into Aβ peptides. However, because the secretases also play important [...] The post Molecular modeling of novel potent agents for treating Alzheimer’s disease appeared first on PsyPost.
Study shows first signs that ADHD drug may improve cognitive difficulties in menopausal women According to a new study, women experiencing difficulty with time management, attention, organization, memory, and problem solving – often referred to as executive functions – related to menopause may find improvement with a drug already being used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine [...] The post Study shows first signs that ADHD drug may improve cognitive difficulties in menopausal women appeared first on PsyPost.
Twitter data may help shed light on sleep disorders Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Merck have built the beginnings of “digital phenotype” of insomnia and other sleep disorders based on data from Twitter. This study, published today in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, is one of the first to look at relationships between social media use and sleep issues, and–based on assessments [...] The post Twitter data may help shed light on sleep disorders appeared first on PsyPost.
College students who binge drink have more delayed sleep timing A new study suggests that students who initiate and/or continue drinking and engage in binge drinking in college have more delayed sleep timing and more variable sleep schedules. Results show that heavier drinkers had later bedtimes and rise times, and more day-to-day variability in sleep length, bedtime and rise time. “These data indicate that students [...] The post College students who binge drink have more delayed sleep timing appeared first on PsyPost.
Why it is Good to Go It Alone Worries about what others will think can keep us couch bound. But you may be surprised what happens when you head out for some fun on your own.
Infants' superior perception linked to later autism symptoms People with autism are often described as 'seeing the world differently.' They tend to show superior perception for details, like, for example, the autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire's highly accurate representations of cityscapes drawn from memory. Now, researchers show that those differences in perceptual skill are present very early in infancy, before the onset of clinical symptoms of autism.
Unique role of nerve cells in body’s use of energy While it is well-known that weight gain results from an imbalance between what we eat and our energy expenditure, not so obvious is the role the nervous system plays in controlling energy balance. Scientists have shed light on the question.
Scientists find way to disrupt brain tumor stem cells Brain tumor stem cells can resist treatment and regrow tumors, but scientists have identified a vulnerability in these cells that could lead to a new approach in battling deadly brain tumors.
Virtual reality sheds new light on how we navigate in the dark A series of immersive virtual reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain's internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals.
Why Some People Don’t Know Who They Are Has a client ever struggled with answering a simple open ended question such as, “Tell me about yourself?” Perhaps they look like a deer caught in the headlights, responding with … ...
Does a Handout to the Homeless Help or Hurt? We walk down a city street or stop at a stoplight and the panhandler is there, cardboard sign in hand, seeking a handout. What should we do? Close our eyes … ...
20 Things to Do When You Find Yourself in a Rut Monotony can be stifling. It can cause youto feel stuck, stagnant, and lack the ability to keep moving forward in life. I suffer from it, and recently did some minor … ...
Debunking 11 Domestic Violence Myths Know the facts. “If anything is truly equal opportunity, it is battering. Domestic violence crosses all socioeconomic, ethnic, racial, educational, age and religious lines.” – K. J. Wilson, author of When Violence Begins At Home. Sadly, a US Department of Justice study indicates that approximately one … ...
Interactions between cortical, subcortical regions important in hypersensitivity in autism A research team has identified an abnormally high synchrony between the sensory cortices involved in perception and subcortical regions relaying information from the sensory organs to the cortex. This finding provides a key to understand the often underestimated sensory hypersensitivity in autism and to seed a scientific understanding of how to tackle this hypersensitivity.
Longitudinal brain changes during transition from adolescence to adulthood found in ASD The atypical trajectory of cortical/brain development in autism spectrum disorder extends well beyond young childhood and into late adolescence and young adulthood, a new study demonstrates.
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