Focus-boosting Drugs Can Harm Cognitive Health

Sep 13, 2019 by

Although many younger adults are using Adderall and other stimulants without a prescription to help them stay focused at work or while they study, new research suggests that doing so isn’t worth the risk. Firstly, because the drugs only...

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Reading and Listening Evoke Near Identical Activity in Brain

Sep 3, 2019 by

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience indicates that reading a story and listening to it both activate the same areas in the brain that determine the words’ semantics or meaning. The findings may help us better...

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ADHD and IQ

Aug 20, 2019 by

There are misconceptions about ADHD being linked to IQ. Some people think kids with ADHD have a higher IQ that kids without it, while others think the opposite is true. The truth is that there’s no link between ADHD...

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New ‘child-friendly’ test for autism

Aug 14, 2019 by

For young children with autism, questionnaires and psychologist evaluations can be stressful. But new research has found an easier, stress-free tests for children with autism that involves tracking their gaze....

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How architecture can change the lives of children with autism...

Aug 10, 2019 by

Joan Scott Love has spent 5 years researching new ways to teach designers to create sensory-friendly spaces. The senior lecturer in interior architecture at Leeds Beckett University creates optimized learning environments for children of all needs and abilities. Check...

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New research links dopamine levels and ADHD

Jul 2, 2019 by

Research indicates that children and adults with ADHD may have higher concentration of dopamine transporters, which remove dopamine from brain cells. With extra transporters present in one region of the brain, they remove the dopamine too quickly, giving it...

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How technology is affecting our brains

Jun 27, 2019 by

Researchers from five universities around the globe looked at the effects the online world is having on human brains. They found that doing multiple things online did not improve people’s ability to multitask elsewhere. They also found that being...

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