Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Therapy dogs enhance college students’ thinking skills

Jul 20, 2021 by

A new piece of research from Washington State University has found that programs focused on petting therapy dogs increased the thinking and planning skills of stressed-out college students better than programs that included traditional stress-management information....

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Summer catch-up programs need to focus on teens’ wellbeing, not just academics...

Jul 15, 2021 by

New research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders indicates that it’s just as important that summer programs be focused on helping teens ages 11-6 with loneliness, social contact, parental relationships and mental health as academic progress...

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Persistence of ADHD into adulthood is important predictor of car crash risk...

Nov 12, 2020 by

A new study reports that adults with ADHD have a higher risk of being involved in a car crash. The study found that the rate was 1.45 times higher in those adults with a childhood history of ADHD compared...

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African American kids at higher odds for ADHD

Oct 13, 2020 by

A review of 21 published studies found that 14.5% of Black children had ADHD compared to only 9.4% of all U.S. children. The study also found racial disparities in terms of teachers reporting more symptoms for Black youth than...

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Two types of amphetamines show to treat adult ADHD

Sep 29, 2020 by

New research presented at the Psych Congress Virtual Experience showed that two types of amphetamines created significant symptoms improvement in adults with ADHD. The treatment is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. New Research: Two...

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Brain may need iron for cognitive development

Feb 11, 2020 by

Research published in the January 27, 2020 edition of JNeurosci indicates that iron levels in the brain tissue rise during development and are linked to cognitive abilities. This research on both children and young adults may lead to new...

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