And, if you’re looking for New Year Resolutions, here you can find some inspiration and ideas…
While carefully controlled clinical trials are essential for establishing scientific support for different ADHD treatments, it is also important to examine how parents feel about the treatments they actually select for their child.
How parents feel about ADHD treatments they have tried for their child provides an important complement to published clinical trials data, and can also help guide parents’ treatment choices. [Read more…] about Survey of 2500 families finds what ADHD treatments seem to work/ not work as applied in the real world
To celebrate this quite-challenging Thanksgiving, here are five fun brain teasers and games that readers have enjoyed the most this year so far. It is always good to learn more about (and appreciate) that most precious resource we all (yes, all) have up there!
#1. First of all, these days it’s always important to test your stress level
#2. You say you know the colors? Try the Stroop Test
#3. Check out this classic attention experiment
#4. What do you know about mental self-rotation?
#5. Last but not least, here are ten classic illusions to tease your mind.
Thank you in advance for trying them, enjoying them, and sharing them 🙂
To explore more brain teasers, games and puzzles:
Look around you, wherever you are, and find three green things that may fit in your pockets, and three red objects that are clearly too big to fit.
OK, now you have six objects.
Go ahead and say their names in alphabetical order.
Now name them in reverse alphabetical order.
Now count the total number of syllables in those six words.
Not easy, right?
All these mental operations engage your working memory — think of working memory as your temporary mental workspace where you can hold and integrate several units of information at once.
Feel free to practice in different locations … you can take these brain teasers with you, anywhere you go 🙂
To explore more fun brain teaser games and puzzles:
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Older people have become younger: physical and cognitive function have improved meaningfully in 30 years (University of Jyväskylä release):
The functional ability of older people is nowadays better when it is compared to that of people at the same age three decades ago. This was observed in a study conducted at the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The study compared the physical and cognitive performance of people nowadays between the ages of 75 and 80 with that of the same-aged people in the 1990s. [Read more…] about Study: Elders today are in significantly better shape–physically and cognitively–than three decades ago