Study reports medications for ADHD have little detectable impact on how much a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder learns in the classroom. However, the medications helped children retain attention, improve classroom behavior, and improve seat-time work.
At age 13, teenagers no longer find their mother's voice uniquely rewarding, and tune into unfamiliar voices more. A new study reveals the neurobiology behind why teens begin to separate from their parents at this point of development and how it shapes them to become more socially adept outside a family setting.
A newly discovered brain circuit allows us to focus attention on what's important in the environment and ignore other sensory stimuli.
A computational model that uses fMRI data helps researchers successfully predict how well people will perform at an attention task based on their brain scans alone.
Study sheds new light on the roles of social interactions and cultural diversity in the development of attention.
Cannabis use leads to cognitive impairments that extend beyond the period of intoxication.
During deep sleep, the presence of an unfamiliar voice elicits more K-complexes, a type of brain wave linked to sensory perturbances during sleep, compared to the sound of a familiar voice.
Increased choline consumption during pregnancy was associated with better performance in tasks requiring sustained attention in children aged seven. Researchers found doubling the recommended amount of choline by increasing consumption of nuts, eggs, red meats, and fish during pregnancy had the greatest benefits for the developing fetal brain.