The Gifted Child with ADHD

The Gifted Child with ADHD

ADHD affects the ability to manage life – particularly when situations require sustained effort, consistency and planning. Here are some suggestions: Focus on Long Term Skills ADHD is best seen as an executive function disorder.

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Exercise-Linked Irisin May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Source: Sergey Nivens/Shutterstock The recent study by first author Mychael Lourenco et al., “ Exercise-Linked FNDC5/Irisin Rescues Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Defects in Alzheimer’s Models ,” adds to a growing body of evidence that exercise-induced irisin may protect against neurodegeneration and boost memory in both humans and mice.

The car that made me want to downsize from my seven-seater to a hatchback

The car that made me want to downsize from my seven-seater to a hatchback

It’s a compact, zippy set of wheels that has inspired me to downsize our second family car. The car has many features that remind me I’m driving a 2018 model Toyota.

These are the best winter gloves for women 2019

These are the best winter gloves for women 2019

UGG Women's Bow Shorty Water Resistant Sheepskin Gloves, $110+ (depending on color), Amazon TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy!

The Idea of "Resilience" Can Marginalize Family Stress Level

The Idea of "Resilience" Can Marginalize Family Stress Level

It is also true that at least some of any apparent resilience does not come from having been born with a better innate temperament, but results from having had at least one supportive and nurturing adult family member who buoyed up the person's coping skills as a child.

AI Created in DNA-Based Artificial Neural Networks

AI Created in DNA-Based Artificial Neural Networks

Pioneering researchers led by Dr. Lulu Qian at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created synthetic biochemical circuits that are able to perform information processing at the molecular level–an artificial neural network consisting of DNA instead of computer hardware and software.

The Hidden Leverage of Feedback

The Hidden Leverage of Feedback

When people know to ask for feedback, they feel in control, West says. Gradually, West says, people will feel safer asking for feedback if they know the resulting discussion will be productive, not threatening.

Aerobic Exercise May Be Key to Better Neurocognition

Aerobic Exercise May Be Key to Better Neurocognition

My million-dollar question for you: Did the intensity of aerobic exercise during the 35 minutes of walking, jogging, or cycling on a stationary bike (three times a week for six months) make a difference on the degree to which aerobic exercise promoted improved executive functioning in adults at risk for cognitive decline?"

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

Does Diabetes Damage Brain Health?

"Although memory and executive function [thinking and planning skills] declined at a greater rate in people with type 2 diabetes, this was not explained by a decline in brain volume," said study author Michele Callisaya, a research fellow at the University of Tasmania.

Moral Landscapes

Moral Landscapes

I write typically about research findings related to moral functioning and living a good life. Sometimes I muse on things that I puzzle about (politics). I also write about things that I am working on myself--the endless quest for virtue!

The Hippocampus, Self-Esteem, and Physical Health

The Hippocampus, Self-Esteem, and Physical Health

Future research can look in more detail at other brain networks involved in hippocampal control, in order to find ways to optimize physical health as mediated by self-esteem, to understand what specific behaviors may influence hippocampal function to foster greater health and whether existing and new treatments can target key brain regions to be more effective.

What the Grinch Can Tell Us About Evolutionary Psychology

What the Grinch Can Tell Us About Evolutionary Psychology

So religion’s ultimate function, then, can be conceptualized as getting people to work toward the interests of the broader group (via social-control or horizontal mechanisms)—partly by getting them to believe that some all-powerful deity is keeping an eye on their actions (i.e., the vertical dimension of religion).

Two New Discoveries to Explain Why Exercise Is Good for You

Many healthy behaviors help prevent the deterioration of aging, as explained in the book, Improve Your Memory for a Healthy Brain. Recent research indicates that exercise in older age can prevent the immune system from declining and protect people against infections.

One Month of Cannabis Abstinence May Improve Users' Memory

One Month of Cannabis Abstinence May Improve Users' Memory

Taking a four-week break from using marijuana may improve neurocognitive function in adolescents and young adults who regularly use cannabis, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).