Brain wiring is different in children with conduct disorder

Apr 28, 2019 by

Children with severe antisocial behaviors—also known as conduct disorder—may be wired different than kids without it. New research found that the writing between the brain’s emotional centers has distinctively different pathways in young people with the condition....

read more

Reminders of coffee may perk up brain

Apr 12, 2019 by

A team of researchers exploring the psychological effects of coffee found that for people who grew up in a Western culture thought in more precise terms and felt that time went by faster after being shown coffee-related cues. The...

read more

Boosting brain health with a 5-minute breathing workout

Apr 8, 2019 by

A new study indicates that Inspiratory Muscle Strength Training appears to boost physical and cognitive performance and cardiovascular health. The technique involves inhaling through a resistive hand-held device 30 times (30 inhalations) per day....

read more

Kids with Anhedonia have different brain activity

Mar 30, 2019 by

Researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health used fMRIs to determine the differences in brain activity in kids with anhedonia. Anhedonia is a condition in which people lose pleasure or interest in activities they used to enjoy....

read more

No school interventions for 1 in 3 kids with ADHD

Mar 28, 2019 by

Lehigh University researchers found that one in three students with ADHD received no school-based interventions and two of three received no classroom management....

read more

How Music Helps Learning

Mar 4, 2019 by

Researchers from McGill University in Canada determined that music can motivate learning and activate the brain’s reward system. They used MRI to watch how enjoyable music motivated people’s brain to learn and try to earn rewards....

read more

How Language-Learning Boosts the Brain

Feb 28, 2019 by

New research out of Switzerland has shown that students who seriously committed to learning a new language had growth in several areas of the brain. The hippocampus, which is associated with learning and spatial navigation, and the outmost layer...

read more