Executive Function

Early-Childhood Education
April 30, 2019
Report Roundup

"Guidelines on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep for Children Under 5 Years of Age"


April 30, 2019

The World Health Organization...
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Early-Childhood Education
April 30, 2019
Report Roundup

"Guidelines on Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Sleep for Children Under 5 Years of Age"


April 30, 2019

The World Health Organization...
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Dopamine conducts prefrontal cortex ensembles
April 2, 2019
Anyone who has savored a bite of chocolate or glanced at each new blinking notification on their smart phone is familiar with dopamine.
But that is not all dopamine does. This chemical neurotransmitter also plays a fundamental role in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which controls...
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Immediate and long-lasting cognitive consequences of adolescent chronic sleep restriction.
March 21, 2019
The present study investigated immediate and long-lasting cognitive effects of chronic sleep restriction (CSR) in adolescent rats. After 10 days of CSR produced by gentle handling, both hippocampal-dependent and non-hippocampal-dependent long-term memory abilities were tested using the object locati...
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Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children
January 15, 2019
A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia, a disorder that effects 80 percent of those diagnosed with difficulties reading, writing and spelling.
Tasks which require audiovisual processing...
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B-group vitamins can improve concentration among people with first episode psychosis
January 15, 2019
B-group vitamins may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, a study by researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has found.
The study, led by Dr Colin O'Donnell, now at Letterk...
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B-group vitamins can improve concentration among people with first episode psychosis
January 15, 2019
B-group vitamins may be beneficial for maintaining concentration skills among people experiencing a first episode of psychosis, a study by researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has found.
The study, led by Dr Colin O'Donnell, now at Letterk...
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Scientists use AI to develop better predictions of why children struggle at school
September 30, 2018
Scientists using machine learning -- a type of artificial intelligence -- with data from hundreds of children who struggle at school, identified clusters of learning difficulties which did not match the previous diagnosis the children had been given.
The researchers from the Medical R...
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Teachers of Students With Behavior Problems Want Help Finding Evidence-Based Tools
May 15, 2018


Teachers who say that they have students with  "behavior regulation challenges" are always on the lookout for programs they can use to support their students, and a new survey finds that teachers learn about those programs through their own research about a third of...
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