Brain scans reveal how poverty hurts children’s brains (Bloomberg):
“Growing up poor has long been linked to lower academic test scores. And there’s now mounting evidence that it’s partly because kids can suffer real physical consequences from low family incomes, including brains that are less equipped to learn. Read the rest of this entry »
Youth unemployment produces multiple scarring effects (British Politics & Policy):
“Being unemployed when young leads to a higher likelihood of long-term ‘scarring’ in later life in terms of subsequent lower pay, higher unemployment and reduced life chances according to much research…There is also evidence of greater mental health problems in their 40s or 50s Read the rest of this entry »
Concussions Are Having An Alarming Impact On The Academics Of Students (Reuters):
“Studies in the last five years have focused largely on the athletic side of the equation — “taking them off the field, not putting them back on the field with symptoms, but this is really looking at the student side of the equation,” said Read the rest of this entry »
Brain Scans May Help Predict Future Problems, And Solutions (NPR):
“Brain scans may soon be able to help predict a person’s future — some aspects of it, anyway.
Information from these scans increasingly is able to suggest whether a child will have trouble with Read the rest of this entry »
The Creative Gifts of ADHD (SciAm Beautiful Minds blog):
“In his 2004 book “Creativity is Forever“, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality traits of creative people…In her own review of the creativity literature, Bonnie Cramond found that many of these same traits overlap to a substantial degree with behavioral descriptions of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)– including Read the rest of this entry »
Tinnitus: Turning Down the Volume (MedPage Today):
“The drug D-cycloserine was no more effective than placebo when used with a computer-based cognitive training program for relieving persistent ear ringing in patients with tinnitus in a small clinical study, but patients did report fewer cognitive difficulties… Read the rest of this entry »
By: Alvaro Fernandez
Barbara Arrowsmith Young
What is your current job title and organization, and what excites you the most about working there?
As discussed in The Brain that Changes Itself and in my own book, The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, I launched the Arrowsmith Program, a suite of cognitive exercises–now in more that 60 schools–designed to strengthen weak cognitive areas that underlie a number of specific learning difficulties and disabilities.
I did so based on my journey to overcome my own severe specific learning difficulties Read the rest of this entry »