As we announced last October, PracticeWise, the company that maintains the American Academy of Pediatrics “Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions,” has elevated biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors. Working Memory Training stays at Level 2. It is important to note that those levels do not contrast effect sizes or clinical efficacy per se, but quality and overall direction of underlying research.
To check out the current edition of the report: click HERE. Read the rest of this entry »
Just a quick note: we’ll host a webinar on January 30th to discuss key market predictions based on “The Digital Brain Health Market 2012–2020: Web-based, mobile and biometrics-based technology to assess, monitor and enhance cognition and brain functioning”, our new market report.
Here are 10 predictions, many of which will likely be realized before the end of 2013: Read the rest of this entry »
Video Game With Biofeedback Teaches Children to Curb Their Anger (Science Daily):
“Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a simple video game that hones their ability to regulate their emotions, finds a pilot study at Boston Children’s Hospital. Results were published online October 24 in the journal Adolescent Psychiatry Read the rest of this entry »
PracticeWise, the company that maintains the American Academy of Pediatrics “Evidence-based Child and Adolescent Psycho-social Interventions” (see current edition here) has just announced it will elevate biofeedback to “Level 1 — Best Support” as an intervention for Attention & Hyperactivity Behaviors in the next edition. Working Memory Training Read the rest of this entry »
Predicting How Patients Respond to Therapy (press release):
“A new study led by MIT neuroscientists has found that brain scans of patients with social anxiety disorder can help predict whether they will benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy…Social anxiety is usually treated with either cognitive behavioral therapy or medications. However, Read the rest of this entry »
Time for SharpBrains’ August 2012 eNewsletter, featuring in this occasion multiple insightful perspectives on how emerging brain and cognitive science can be applied to improve education, clinical practice, productivity and daily living.
Research and News:
Have a nice Labor Day Weekend!
(Source of brain pic: BigStockPhoto)
By: Alvaro Fernandez
You may have read a new wave of articles claiming that “brain training doesn’t work”, based on the recent research meta-analytic review Is Working Memory Training Effective? (Developmental Psychology, May 2012), whose abstract says:
“It has been suggested that working memory training programs are effective both as treatments for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other cognitive disorders in children and as a tool to improve cognitive ability and scholastic attainment in typically developing children and adults… Read the rest of this entry »