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A Sonic Attack in Cuba? How an Acoustic Weapon Might Work

A supersecret sonic weapon being used to attack diplomats in a foreign country may sound like the start of a sci-fi novel, but that's exactly what …

Cool Stuff

The Intelligent Brain

1<p>What Is Intelligence?<p>Probe the nature of intelligence by looking first at the phenomenon of savants—individuals who excel at a narrow mental skill. …

The Brain

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Executive Functions in Health and Disease: New book to help integrate Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology

__________Neuroscience used to be the monopoly of a few elite universities located in a handful of countries. Neuropsychology used to be a quaint …

Neuroscience

You are how you play: Some video games are better for your brain than others - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Regularly playing action video games reduces the grey matter in a person's brain, particularly in the hippocampus region that is involved in spatial …

<i>Richard Hodes has served as director of the NIH’s National Institute on Aging since 1993. The NIA is the principal federal funding agency for studies</i> …

Neuroscience

Sharing The Flynn effect for verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory: A cross-temporal meta-analysis via BrowZine

The Flynn effect for verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory: A cross-temporal meta-analysis<br>Wongupparaj, Peera; Wongupparaj, Rangsirat; …

Imaging study confirms differences in ADHD brains

The prestigious journal The Lancet has published a large study identifying differences in the brains of people diagnosed with attention-deficit …

ADHD

The Neuroscience Of Drumming: Researchers Discover The Secrets Of Drumming & The Human Brain

<b>By Josh Jones</b> <b>via The Mind Unleashed</b>(Open Culture) An old musician’s joke goes<i> “there are three kinds of drummers in the world—those who can count and</i> …

BRAPH: A graph theory software for the analysis of brain connectivity

by Mite Mijalkov, Ehsan Kakaei, Joana B. Pereira, Eric Westman, Giovanni Volpe, for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging InitiativeThe brain is a …

Neuroscience

Multivariate Bayesian decoding of single-trial event-related fMRI responses for memory retrieval of voluntary actions

by Dongha Lee, Sungjae Yun, Changwon Jang, Hae-Jeong ParkThis study proposes a method for classifying event-related fMRI responses in a specialized …

Data Science

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Short-Term and Working Memory - Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology/Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference (Second Edition) - 3.15

<i>Change History</i>: November 2016. BR Buchsbaum and M D'Esposito updated the text and references to this entire chapter.<p>This is an update of B.R. …

Improving students' academic performance - there's an app for that - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A mobile learning app that uses game elements such as leaderboards and digital badges may have positive effects on student academic performance, …

Why do some people stay sharp as they age? Massive study may yield clues

Brain scans from a 38-year-old, left, and a 73-year-old.<p>Look closely at the brain scans above, and one of the first things you notice is how the …

The Brain

Default mode network and the wandering mind.

The respective roles of attentional and default mode networks in our brains has been the subject of numerous MindBlog posts (enter 'default mode' in …

The Brain

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Those brain-training apps have no effect on cognitive function

Researchers at University of Pennsylvania tested a commercial brain-training program called Lumosity, and found it had "no effect on decision-making" …

The Brain

@hardsci @fidlerfm @ShuhBillSkee Exactly, and rightly so (Figure 2, Meehl, 1990) https://t.co/S6Lyshx78i

State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 11th edition

<b>Year</b>:<p>2017<p><b>Author</b>:<p>David L. Braddock, Richard E. Hemp, Emily S. Tanis, Jiang Wu, and Laura Haffer<p><b>Format</b>:<p>Paperback<p><b>ISBN</b>:<p>978-0-9965068-7-8<p><b>TrimSize</b>:<p>8.5 x</b> …

Developmental Disabilities

How poverty influences a child's brain development

At first impression, the two groups of children were hard to tell apart: just regular kindergarten kids from different neighbourhoods in Kamloops, B.C. Yet, when they visited a mobile lab as part of population study he collaborated on, Clyde Hertzman remembers how their young brains revealed a …

The Brain

Rare Neurological Disease Special Report

<i>Neurology Reviews</i> presents its third annual Rare Neurological Disease Special Report, a compendium of articles and information covering a wide range …

Health

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

Many more boys are diagnosed with autism every year than girls. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disorder is 4.5 times more common among boys than girls. Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is some evidence that the gender gap may not be as …

Autism

Darpa Wants to Build a BS Detector for Science

Adam Russell, an anthropologist and program manager at the Department of Defense’s mad-science division Darpa, laughs at the suggestion that he is …

Research

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning

Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.<p>When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always be an example of how far someone can go in life with no special …

Education

Reaction times can reflect habits rather than computations

Reaction times (RTs) are assumed to reflect the underlying computations required for making decisions and preparing actions. However, recent work has …

Neuroscience

The ages you're the smartest at everything throughout your life

If you think you've already witnessed the rise and fall of your peak self, researchers have news for you: As far as your intelligence is concerned, you likely have several new highs to look forward to. Some of them, like the ability to read others' emotions or do basic arithmetic, don't arrive …

The Brain

What Predicts Academic Performance?

By Dr. Brian Davidson | Jul 26, 2017<p>Synopsis<p>There is a growing movement to measure and build social-emotional skills to help students succeed. But …

Pedagogy

The messiness of LD identification: Contributions of diagnostic criteria and clinical judgment.

To make a diagnosis, clinicians rely on both diagnostic criteria and clinical reasoning. In the case of learning disabilities (LDs), reliance on the …

Psychology