Friday, March 27, 2015

Sharing The unsolved problems of neuroscience via BrowZine

The unsolved problems of neuroscience
Adolphs, Ralph
Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol. 19 Issue 4 – 2015: 173 - 175

10.1016/j.tics.2015.01.007

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661315000236

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661315000236

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Blogging lite - out of the office for two weeks



I am out of the office for two weeks and will only be doing FYI content curation posts - when tine permits.  I shall return.

Article: Training your brain to pay attention


Training your brain to pay attention
http://bioengineer.org/training-your-brain-to-pay-attention/

Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about.


Thursday, March 19, 2015

More on auditory processing (Ga) and music from Nina Kraus




*************************************
Kevin McGrew, PhD.
Educational Psychologist
Director
Institute for Applied Psychometrics
www.themindhub.com
**************************************

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015

Sharing The Neural Correlates of Speech Motor Sequence Learning via BrowZine

The Neural Correlates of Speech Motor Sequence Learning
Segawa, Jennifer A.; Tourville, Jason A.; Beal, Deryk S.; Guenther, Frank H.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 27 Issue 4 – 2015: 819 - 831

10.1162/jocn_a_00737

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_00737

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_00737

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Sharing Improved reading measures in adults with dyslexia following transcranial direct current stimulation treatment via BrowZine

Improved reading measures in adults with dyslexia following transcranial direct current stimulation treatment
Heth, Inbahl; Lavidor, Michal
Neuropsychologia, Vol. 70 – 2015: 107 - 113

10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.02.022

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393215000895

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0028393215000895

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Research Byte: Strong working memory (WM)--fluid intelligence (Gf) relationship not due to time allowed on both sets of tasks

Very good article that does not support Chuderski's research that had suggested a relationship between time on task (not the same as cognitive processing speed-Gs) and fluid reasoning or working memory. The current study reinforces the very high (but not 1.0) effect size from working memory to Gf. However, how much time an individual (at least for young adults) spends on working memory or fluid tasks does not explain the strong WM--Gf relation. Generalization to children and the elderly cannot be made without further research.

What I find particularly interesting is the authors hypothesis that one possible general mechanism explanation for the WM-->Gf link is temporal based processing of information. This is consistent with the temporal power resolution hypotheses (or temporal g) of Rammsayer and colleagues and a large body of research I have reported at the Brain Clock blog. If you visit that link, pay particular attention to the MindHub Pub2 that presents a three-level hypothesized model for understanding the IM effect. Note that at the lowest neurocognitive and biological level of intelligence research, I have hypothesized that temporal g (and not Jensen's reaction time g) may be one of the key domain-general mechanisms driving critical cognitive abilities, especially working memory and fluid intelligence.

As per the recent four-level reductionistic framework (see brief 10 minute video explanation) I have offered to organize intelligence related research (adapted from Earl Hunt's work), the current study links research at the psychometric, information processing, and neurocognitive and biological (neural efficiency) levels.

Click on images to enlarge.













- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Article: One Brain Network for All Mental Illness


One Brain Network for All Mental Illness
http://neurocritic.blogspot.com/2015/02/one-brain-network-for-all-mental-illness.html

Shared from Brain Now on Flipboard, your personal magazine.
Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Sharing Relational complexity modulates activity in the prefrontal cortex during numerical inductive reasoning: An fMRI study via BrowZine

Relational complexity modulates activity in the prefrontal cortex during numerical inductive reasoning: An fMRI study
Xiao, Feng; Li, Peng; Long, Chang-Quan; Lei, Yi; Li, Hong
Biological Psychology, Vol. 101 – 2014: 61 - 68

10.1016/j.biopsycho.2014.06.005

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030105111400115X

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030105111400115X

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sharing Intelligence in creative processes: An EEG study via BrowZine

Intelligence in creative processes: An EEG study
Jaarsveld, Saskia; Fink, Andreas; Rinner, Marcus; Schwab, Daniela; Benedek, Mathias; Lachmann, Thomas
Intelligence, Vol. 49 – 2015: 171 - 178

10.1016/j.intell.2015.01.012

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289615000173

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289615000173

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.

Sharing Bayesian models of child development via BrowZine

Bayesian models of child development
Gopnik, Alison; Bonawitz, Elizabeth
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, Vol. 6 Issue 2 – 2015: 75 - 86

10.1002/wcs.1330

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/wcs.1330

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/wcs.1330

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Article: Cognitive training as a resolution for early executive function difficulties in children with intellectual disabilities


Cognitive training as a resolution for early executive function difficulties in children with intellectual disabilities
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891422214005319

Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about.



Article: 7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain


7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain
http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/02/09/7-ways-meditation-can-actually-change-the-brain/

Shared from Brain Now on Flipboard, your personal magazine.
Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about.




******************************************************
Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist
Director, Institute for Applied Psychometrics
IAP
******************************************************

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Smoking interfers with central executive "control" brain networks

Yet more research indicating the importance of brain network connectivity, this time demonstrating the detrimental effects of smoking on brain network communication, especially with the executive control and default brain networks.  Take away… smoking may impair the brain networks involved in cognitive control and make stopping smoking even more difficult.

Click on images to enlarge


Sharing Large-scale functional brain network changes in taxi drivers: Evidence from resting-state fMRI via BrowZine

Large-scale functional brain network changes in taxi drivers: Evidence from resting-state fMRI
Wang, Lubin; Liu, Qiang; Shen, Hui; Li, Hong; Hu, Dewen
Human Brain Mapping, Vol. 36 Issue 3 – 2015: 862 - 871

10.1002/hbm.22670

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/hbm.22670

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/hbm.22670

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.

Sharing Measuring time perspective in adolescents: Can you get the right answer by asking the wrong questions? via BrowZine

Measuring time perspective in adolescents: Can you get the right answer by asking the wrong questions?
Perry, John L.; McKay, Michael T.; Worrell, Frank C.; Živkovič, Urška; Mello, Zena R.; Musil, Bojan
Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 78 – 2015: 53 - 57

10.1016/j.paid.2015.01.015

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886915000355

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886915000355

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.

Sharing Levels of Processing in Working Memory: Differential Involvement of Frontotemporal Networks via BrowZine

More research consistent with the P-FIT model of intelligence.

Levels of Processing in Working Memory: Differential Involvement of Frontotemporal Networks
Rose, Nathan S.; Craik, Fergus I. M.; Buchsbaum, Bradley R.
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 27 Issue 3 – 2015: 522 - 532

10.1162/jocn_a_00738

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_00738

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_00738

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Article: Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills

And yet more support for the P-FIT model of neural intelligence

Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills
http://www.psypost.org/2014/12/scientists-detect-brain-network-gives-humans-superior-reasoning-skills-29902

Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about.


Thursday, February 05, 2015

Article: The trouble with tDCS? Electrical brain stimulation may not work after all


The trouble with tDCS? Electrical brain stimulation may not work after all
http://digest.bps.org.uk/2015/02/the-trouble-with-tdcs-electrical-brain.html

Sent via Flipboard, your personal magazine.
Get it for free to keep up with the news you care about.


*********************************************
Kevin McGrew, PhD
Educational Psychologist 
Director
Institute for Applied Psychometrics
*********************************************

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Special journal issue on concussions

The Need for Theory to Guide Concussion Research
Molfese, Dennis L.
Developmental Neuropsychology, Vol. 40 Issue 1 – 2015: 1 - 6

10.1080/87565641.2015.1006479

University of Minnesota Users:
http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/87565641.2015.1006479

Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/87565641.2015.1006479

Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.