Study identifies a different class of meditative practices that seek to employ and regulate the state of stress an individual experiences, rather than reduce it, to achieve a more heightened state of focus and attention.
DHA consumption was associated with improved capacity for selective and sustained attention in adolescents, while ALA lowered impulsive behaviors.
Psychostimulants increase dopamine levels, enhancing task-relevant cortical signals by acting on the striatum and the difference in dopamine synthesis capacity in the striatum explains the variability in the drugs' cognitive effects.
By being unable to focus attention, children avoid the "learning trap" adults sometimes fall into.
Spatial attention and running influence individual neurons independently with different dynamics.
The emotional expressions of faces influence how their gazes shape our attention.
With age, the role of face centering increases when people view others on a television screen.
Attention-grabbing songs mothers sing to their little ones help develop emotional regulation and brain structures associated with self-regulation.
Drumming for 90 minutes per week helps adolescents with ASD to overcome hyperactivity and attention deficits. Learning drumming patterns also tunes brain connectivity in areas associated with inhibitory control and self regulation.
Children who attend school close to busy roads and traffic are more likely to experience deficits in working memory and attention, a new study reports.
How the human brain processes information differs from the brains of other primates. This may help explain why human cognitive abilities are superior to other animals.
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.