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Can neuroplasticity-based interventions address tinnitus-related cognitive deficits?

Tinnitus_manTin­ni­tus: 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 »

How to Integrate Social-Emotional Learning into Common Core Standards

Do the Com­mon Core State Stan­dards under­mine social-emo­tion­al learn­ing?

Many edu­ca­tors think so. In a recent Ed Week op-ed, an ele­men­tary prin­ci­pal argued that teach­ers were too busy teach­ing Com­mon Core to address the social-emo­tion­al devel­op­ment of their stu­dents. I’ve heard the same argu­ment from many teach­ers. This is trou­bling giv­en that researchers strong­ly sug­gest that the learn­ing process is  Read the rest of this entry »

USA Hockey uses cognitive training to enhance pattern recognition, game-intelligence

USAHockey_IntelliGymAster­oids on Ice: Video Game Helps Young Play­ers Devel­op Skills (New York Times):

  • Could a desk­top com­put­er game be what makes the young Amer­i­cans so good?… “Work the brain; the sci­ence is there,” said Dan­ton Cole, in his fourth sea­son as the coach of USA Hockey’s U‑18 team…For the past five sea­sons, Read the rest of this entry »

Research: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Helps Adults with ADHD

Many adults with ADHD do not obtain their diag­no­sis until adult­hood and have strug­gled with dif­fi­cul­ties relat­ed to undi­ag­nosed ADHD for their entire lives. As doc­u­ment­ed in recent stud­ies, this includes ele­vat­ed rates of depres­sion, anx­i­ety dis­or­ders, sub­stance use, work dif­fi­cul­ties and inter­per­son­al prob­lems.

As with chil­dren and ado­les­cents, med­ica­tion treat­ment for adults with ADHD can be quite help­ful, espe­cial­ly for reduc­ing core ADHD symp­toms of inat­ten­tion and hyperactivity/impulsivity.  How­ev­er, Read the rest of this entry »

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