Executive Function

Dimensions of culturally sensitive CBT: Application to Southeast Asian populations.
July 15, 2019
This article outlines key dimensions of culturally sensitive cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and examines the application to Southeast Asian populations. Our treatment, culturally adapted (CA) multiplex CBT, was initially developed to treat traumatized Southeast Asian refugees, and has been show...
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Spatial judgment in Parkinson’s disease: Contributions of attentional and executive dysfunction.
July 11, 2019
Spatial judgment is impaired in Parkinson’s disease (PD), with previous research suggesting that disruptions in attention and executive function are likely contributors. If judgment of center places demands on frontal systems, performance on tests of attention/executive function may correlate ...
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How a unique gene mutation may drive autism
July 4, 2019
Which factors drive autism? This is a question to which researchers still have no answer. Now, a new study conducted in mice and assessing data from humans suggests that a unique genetic mutation may play a key role in early brain development, contributing to autism....
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Beyond Games: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health
July 1, 2019
July 2019

Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health...
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Development of an “object category recognition” task for mice: Involvement of muscarinic acetylcholine receptors.
June 27, 2019
Recent research suggests that rats are capable of object categorization-like processes. To study whether mice possess similar abilities, we developed a spontaneous one-trial object category recognition (OCR) task. Based on the spontaneous object recognition paradigm, mice discriminated between two o...
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Aged rats with intact memory show distinctive recruitment in cortical regions relative to young adults in a cue mismatch task.
June 27, 2019
Similar to elderly humans, aged Long–Evans rats exhibit individual differences in performance on tasks that critically depend on the medial temporal lobe memory system. Although reduced memory performance is common, close to half of aged rats in this outbred rodent population perform within th...
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AI can predict psychosis risk in everyday language
June 17, 2019
People's language could reveal clues about their future risk of developing psychosis. Scientists concluded this after studying the subtle features of people's everyday speech.
Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and Harvard Univ...
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Brain activation provides individual-level prediction of bipolar disorder risk
June 12, 2019
Patterns of brain activation during reward anticipation may help identify people most at risk for developing bipolar spectrum disorders (BPSD), according to a study in , published by Elsevier. Mania in people with BPSD is often accompanied by impulsivity, including impulsive responses to potentia...
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How the brain changes when mastering a new skill
June 10, 2019
Mastering a new skill -- whether a sport, an instrument, or a craft -- takes time and training. While it is understood that a healthy brain is capable of learning these new skills, how the brain changes in order to develop new behaviors is a relative mystery. More precise knowledge of this underl...
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CBT may be effective in managing menopause symptoms
June 8, 2019
A small study into the effects of cognitive behavioral therapy on menopause showed that it may reduce hot flashes, depression, and sleep disorders.
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