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.
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.