“The Brain Trainers” (New York Times feature article)...

Nov 4, 2012 by

The New York Times wrote a great feature piece on LearningRx:...

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Early interventions for parents of kids with ASD reduces symptoms...

Feb 25, 2017 by

A long-term study has found that early intervention centering on helping parents communicate with their child reduces the severity of symptoms related to autism....

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For seniors, weightlifting improves cognitive function

Feb 23, 2017 by

According to a new study from the University of Sydney, gradually increasing muscle strength improve cognitive function for those between 55 and 68....

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Prenatal stress alters gut bacteria to cause cognitive problems in offspring...

Feb 21, 2017 by

There’s new evidence that prenatal stress can harm the baby well into adulthood due to the maternal gut bacteria....

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Pregnancy after 35 linked to better cognition

Feb 19, 2017 by

A new study has found that postmenopausal women who had their last pregnancy after 35 had better verbal memory on tests....

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Exercise should be fun to help kids with autism and ADHD remain active...

Feb 17, 2017 by

A sampling of adults living with young people with autism or ADHD indicates that the best way to help the adolescents exercise is to make it fun....

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Alzheimer’s is a “diabetic disorder of the brain”

Feb 15, 2017 by

By looking at how insulin signaling works in the brain and pancreas in people with diabetes, a research team has found a promising treatment for Alzheimer’s....

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Study: Development of Executive Functions

Feb 14, 2017 by

Abstract Executive functions refer to top–down processes utilized in goal-directed behavior. Executive functions and academic achievement relate robustly, from early childhood through adolescence. Executive functions and their neural networks appear to be malleable, and environments can support their development. Varied approaches, including educational curricula, structured physical exercise, and computer-based training, can improve executive functions. The intervention work suggests that children who are most “at-risk” demonstrate the largest gains, but evidence of far transfer to academic achievement or other behavioral outcomes that are important to schools is at this point only promising. The review highlights developmental considerations for measurement and intervention, and discusses implications for schools in supporting children’s development of executive functions. Policy implications of the scientific findings suggest strategies for providing environments that foster the development of executive functions. Development of Executive Function_mentions...

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