By: Dr. David Rabiner
Medication treatment and behavior therapy are both considered effective treatments for ADHD; the combination of these treatments is generally regarded as an ideal approach for many children. However, in the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD (MTA Study), the largest ADHD treatment study ever conducted, the benefit of combined treatment relative to medication treatment alone — while significant for some outcome measures — was Read the rest of this entry »
Heads-up: Alvaro Fernandez will be giving a talk next Monday evening, open to the public, at Mid-Manhattan Library.
Description: Hear from a leading expert about the importance of brain health on innovation, resilience and productivity. Our speaker will share the latest research on brain functioning and applied neuroplasticity, based on Read the rest of this entry »
Brain-fitness industry caters to worried boomers (Crain’s):
“Mr. Fernandez…compares the brain-fitness industry of today with the physical-fitness industry of half a century or more ago. Whereas once there were no health clubs or personal trainers, today they’re ubiquitous. “Who will be the personal brain trainers of the future?” he says. “Are they going to be doctors, life coaches, neuropsychologists? Will health clubs Read the rest of this entry »
School-based brain training shown to alleviate ADHD (The Boston Globe):
“With more than one in 10 children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, parents and doctors alike have been eager to find alternatives to prescription stimulant medications like Ritalin or Adderall. Some of these options include Read the rest of this entry »
The Science Behind ‘Brain Training’ (The Atlantic):
“Julie Schweitzer, director of the ADHD Program at the University of California in Davis’s MIND Institute, conducted a randomized study of children diagnosed with ADHD. When published in July 2012 in the journal Neurotherapeutics, Schweitzer’s study found that children Read the rest of this entry »
Perils and pleasures of mood-sensing technology (New Scientist):
“What happens when we link films and music to devices that capture small changes in our emotions? …The technology to tune Read the rest of this entry »
By: Scott Barry Kaufman
Question: Does anyone in the cognitive training field agree on anything?
Answer by Dan Hurley: A handful of researchers, most of them connected to Georgia Tech, continue to loudly insist that intelligence training is a bunch of baloney, that it’s like “cold fusion.” But those arch-skeptics have pretty well lost the argument. At this point, the vast majority of the 200 or so researchers I interviewed believe that cognitive training can work. The Office of Naval Research, the Read the rest of this entry »