Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk of being hit by a vehicle when crossing a street according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings, published July 25, 2011, in Pediatrics, indicate that children with ADHD do not process information as well as non-ADHD children and tend to […]
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A little practice goes a long way, according to researchers at McMaster University, who have found the effects of practice on the brain have remarkable staying power. The results are published this month in the journal Psychological Science. Check the end of this report for a link to download the original study.
Gestalt psychology contends that the human brain organizes what the eyes see based on traits such as similarity, common background, and proximity. But a new illusion that took second place in the 2011 Best Illusion of the Year Contest — a competition held annually by the Neural Correlate Society — illustrates that our brains can […]
The world is a dazzling array of people, objects, sounds, smells and events: far too much for us to fully experience at any moment. So our attention may automatically be snagged by something startling, such as a slamming door, or we may deliberately focus on something that is important to us right then, such as […]
Scientists at the University of Southern California have pinned down the region of the brain responsible for a key survival trait: our ability to comprehend a scene — even one never previously encountered — in a fraction of a second. The study appears in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
Next time you go on vacation, you may want to think twice before shooting hundreds of photos of that scenic mountain or lake. A new study from MIT neuroscientists shows that the most memorable photos are those that contain people, followed by static indoor scenes, and human-scale objects. Landscapes? They may be beautiful, but they […]
Researchers directed by Dr. Laurent Mottron at the University of Montreal’s Centre for Excellence in Pervasive Development Disorders (CETEDUM) have determined that people with autism concentrate more brain resources in the areas associated with visual detection and identification, and conversely, have less activity in the areas used to plan and control thoughts and actions. This […]
Many people want to keep driving after having a stroke, and many can do so safely. Simple tests in the office can help doctors determine who is more likely to be a safe driver after a stroke, according to research published in the February 22, 2011, print issue ofNeurology, the medical journal of the American […]