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Trend: Celebrating neurodiversity in the workforce to harness all brains for good

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Fight­ing Cyber­crime with Neu­ro-Diver­si­ty (Project Syn­di­cate):

Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty is one of the defin­ing chal­lenges of the dig­i­tal age. Every­one, from house­holds to busi­ness­es to gov­ern­ments, has a stake in pro­tect­ing our era’s most valu­able com­mod­i­ty: data. The ques­tion is how that can be achieved…

The key to suc­cess is diver­si­ty of tal­ents and per­spec­tives. This includes neu­ro­log­i­cal diver­si­ty Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Is it a videogame, or an FDA-approved medical treatment?

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Play This Video Game and Call Me in the Morn­ing (KQED):

The brain net­work that con­trols mul­ti­task­ing con­nects with net­works that con­trol mem­o­ry and atten­tion span. So by play­ing the game, some sci­en­tists believe you can improve cog­ni­tive skills, and by exten­sion, relieve a range of symp­toms asso­ci­at­ed with Read the rest of this entry »

Why do steroid-taking athletes pay attention to their physical exercise regimens?

brainTo Boost Brain Health and Per­for­mance, Har­ness Neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty The Right Way (Cre­ativ­i­ty Post):

…How­ev­er, despite large invest­ments, evi­dence that “smart” drugs or brain sup­ple­ments actu­al­ly work is scarce at the present. The Read the rest of this entry »

To boost brainpower, ignore “smart drugs” and focus on experiences that harness neuroplasticity the right way

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Tra­di­tion­al sci­en­tif­ic ideas cast the human brain as a fixed and essen­tial­ly lim­it­ed sys­tem that only degrades with age. This view saw the brain as a rigid machine in many ways, pret­ty much set after child­hood. By con­trast, we have now come to appre­ci­ate that the human brain is actu­al­ly a high­ly dynam­ic and con­stant­ly reor­ga­niz­ing sys­tem, capa­ble of Read the rest of this entry »

The New York Times starts to pay attention: Exercising The Mind to Treat Attention Deficits

mind_childExer­cis­ing The Mind to Treat Atten­tion Deficits (The New York Times):

Poor plan­ning, wan­der­ing atten­tion and trou­ble inhibit­ing impuls­es all sig­ni­fy laps­es in cog­ni­tive con­trol. Now a grow­ing stream of research sug­gests that strength­en­ing this men­tal mus­cle, usu­al­ly with exer­cis­es in Read the rest of this entry »

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