Monday, May 30, 2016

Is Intelligence Hereditary?



Is Intelligence Hereditary?

Scientists have investigated this question for more than a century, and the answer is clear: the differences between people on intelligence tests are substantially the…

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Research Byte: Motor cortex excitability in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A systematic review and meta-analysis via BrowZine

Motor cortex excitability in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): A systematic review and meta-analysis
Dutra, T.G.; Baltar, A.; Monte-Silva, K.K.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 56 – 2016: 1 - 9

10.1016/j.ridd.2016.01.022

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Research Byte: The Human Brainnetome Atlas: A New Brain Atlas Based on Connectional Architecture.



The Human Brainnetome Atlas: A New Brain Atlas Based on Connectional Architecture.

2016 May 26. pii: bhw157. [Epub ahead of print] 1Brainnetome Center. • 2Brainnetome Center National Laboratory of…

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

$1.2 Billion Human Brain Project That Blows Your Mind



$1.2 Billion Human Brain Project That Blows Your Mind

As a society living in a 21st century, we have just begun to realize how little do we know about our brain. We desperately need to understand how…

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

How the brain consolidates memory during deep sleep


Dr. Jon Lieff is always producing well documented and insightful information at his blog

How the brain consolidates memory during deep sleep

Research strongly suggests that sleep, which constitutes about a third of our lives, is crucial for learning and forming long-term memories. But…

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Monday, May 16, 2016

New Glossary of Brain Science Terms



New Glossary of Brain Science Terms

Which part of the brain is involved in consciousness and emotion…and what exactly is the limbic system anyway? Our latest publication—A Glossary of Key Brain…

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Research Byte: Improving time processing ability in children with disabilities

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An interesting study demonstrating that it may be possible to improve the time processing abilities of children with various disabilities. Given that time processing abilities have been implicated in certain key cognitive functions (working memory, attentional control, executive functions) this study is intriguing. I am particularly interested in learning more about the time processing ability measures and the potential to use them in future intelligence test batteries...as well as where such temporal abilities fit in the CHC model of cognitive abilities.

 

TIME: A Multidisciplinary Collection



TIME: A Multidisciplinary Collection

Time is a complex and contested concept, and one that holds significance for every academic discipline. TIME: A Multidisciplinary Collection welcomes you to delve…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Large multi-center study to test videogame-like digital therapy as (potentially) FDA-cleared ADHD treatment [feedly]



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Large multi-center study to test videogame-like digital therapy as (potentially) FDA-cleared ADHD treatment
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evo_akiliAkili Labs recruits for ADHD trial with ambitions of FDA clearance for digital medicine (MedCity News)

"Akili Labs has kicked off open enrollment for a clinical trial of its Project EVO video game platform in a quest to secure for 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead indication — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

The trial is recruiting at least 300 participants aged 8-12 years old who have been diagnosed with ADHD. It will evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Project EVO platform, according to a company statement. The ultimate goal is to provide a drug alternative for children with ADHD and Akili Labs CEO Eddie Martucci views digital therapeutics as the way to do that…If the trial meets its endpoints, the company plans to submit Project EVO for FDA approval.

In a phone interview in February Martucci said, "We want this to stand alongside Adderall and other drugs as a doctor-prescribed treatment."

Study: Software Treatment for Actively Reducing Severity of ADHD (STARS-ADHD) (ClinicalTrials.gov)

  • Brief summary: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of videogame-like digital therapies on attentional functioning and symptoms in children diagnosed with ADHD.
  • Description: The study will be a randomized, parallel group, controlled trial of two videogame-like (iPad-based) digital therapies. The study will consist of 3 primary phases: Screening, Washout/Baseline, and Treatment. During the Screening Phase (Day -28 to Day -7), participants will undergo screening to evaluate eligibility for the study. Screening may take place up to 28 days before the Baseline Visit (Day 0). For those children currently on medication for ADHD the Washout period will begin 7 days prior to Baseline where treatment will be discontinued. On Day 0, the Baseline visit will occur wherein additional eligibility criteria will be established. The Treatment Phase (Day 1 to Day 27) will involve using the digital therapy at home for each participant followed by an In-Clinic assessment on Day 28 to assess key outcomes. Compliance with treatment/use requirements will be monitored remotely during this phase.

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Monday, May 09, 2016

Human 2.0: Tech Upgrades for the Nervous System [Cartoon]



Human 2.0: Tech Upgrades for the Nervous System [Cartoon]

This article was originally published with the title "Human 2.0" ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S) Dwayne Godwin Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the…

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Friday, May 06, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Progress and Problems in Brain Mapping



Progress and Problems in Brain Mapping

The holy grail of many neuroscients is to map neuronal connections and from this explain how the brain (and mind) works. There are approximately 80 billion…

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Research Byte: Building a Science of Individual Differences from fMRI.



Building a Science of Individual Differences from fMRI.

2016 Apr 29. pii: S1364-6613(16)30007-9. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2016.03.014. [Epub ahead of print] 1Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences,…

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Mapping the Circuit of Our Circadian Clock



Mapping the Circuit of Our Circadian Clock

Neuroscience NewsMay 3, 2016 Research sheds light the neural structure that controls our sleep, eating habits, hormones and more. What's that old saying…

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Friday, April 29, 2016

The Complexity of the Frontal Lobes



The Complexity of the Frontal Lobes

The large prefrontal cortex was not considered important for many years. Now, we know that it is the critical brain link to thoughts and behaviors related to…

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Research Byte: The genetic architecture of correlations between perceptual timing, motor timing, and intelligence via BrowZine

The genetic architecture of correlations between perceptual timing, motor timing, and intelligence
Mosing, Miriam A.; Verweij, Karin J.H.; Madison, Guy; Ullén, Fredrik
Intelligence, Vol. 57 – 2016: 33 - 40

10.1016/j.intell.2016.04.002

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain - this is BIG

This is a very exciting bit of new research.  Check out the story and play the brief video to catch the major concepts.  I think this is BIG.  Thanks to my fiend Jeff Evans for bringing this to my attention.

Neuroscientists create 'atlas' showing how words are organised in the brain

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Scientists have created an "atlas of the brain" that reveals how the meanings of words are arranged across different regions…

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Research Byte: Functional independence in resting-state connectivity facilitates higher-order cognition via BrowZine

Functional independence in resting-state connectivity facilitates higher-order cognition
James, G. Andrew; Kearney-Ramos, Tonisha E.; Young, Jonathan A.; Kilts, Clinton D.; Gess, Jennifer L.; Fausett, Jennifer S.
Brain and Cognition, Vol. 105 – 2016: 78 - 87

10.1016/j.bandc.2016.03.008

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Research Byte: Overlapping communities reveal rich structure in large-scale brain networks during rest and task conditions



Overlapping communities reveal rich structure in large-scale brain networks during rest and task conditions

Highlights • Characterized densely overlapping whole-brain communities at rest and task data…

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PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi reddit, my name is Dr. Nina Kraus and I found preschoolers’ auditory language processing parallels early language development, which would allow for early intervention for language disorders – Ask Me Anything!

Dr. Nina Kraus and her group at Northwestern are doing some of the best research in the world re the neurobiology of the processing of sounds and how it relates to important cognitive abilities.  Her work is always a "must" read for me.

PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi reddit, my name is Dr. Nina Kraus and I found preschoolers' auditory language processing parallels early language development, which would allow for early intervention for language disorders – Ask Me Anything!

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How Human Brains are Built

Nice overview.

How Human Brains are Built

The development of the human brain involves orchestration of thousands of different kinds of cells in an array of trillions. A vast range of molecular and cellular processes…

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Music May Help Babies Learn Better, Study Finds



Music May Help Babies Learn Better, Study Finds

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Music may help babies learn language better, in part by helping them learn to detect important rhythms, researchers reported Monday. The study adds…

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Virtual lecture: 25 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Technology For Better Brain Health



Virtual lecture: 25 Must-Know Facts to Harness Neuroplasticity & Technology For Better Brain Health

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Slides from the April 21st, 2016 virtual lecture where three well-recognized experts and…

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Listening In On The Brain To Decode Speech



Listening In On The Brain To Decode Speech

Reporting in PLoS Biology, researchers write that they were able to correlate words a person was hearing to specific electrical activity in the brain.…

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Researchers identify new functional biomarker for autism in boys



Researchers identify new functional biomarker for autism in boys

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2016)–Researchers have developed a new method to map and track the function of brain circuits affected by autism…

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

TIME: A Multidisciplinary Collection



TIME: A Multidisciplinary Collection

Time is a complex and contested concept, and one that holds significance for every academic discipline. TIME: A Multidisciplinary Collection welcomes you to delve…

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Research Byte: Functional neuroanatomy of meditation: A review and meta-analysis of 78 functional neuroimaging investigations via BrowZine

Functional neuroanatomy of meditation: A review and meta-analysis of 78 functional neuroimaging investigations
Fox, Kieran C.R.; Dixon, Matthew L.; Nijeboer, Savannah; Girn, Manesh; Floman, James L.; Lifshitz, Michael; Ellamil, Melissa; Sedlmeier, Peter; Christoff, Kalina
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Vol. 65 – 2016: 208 - 228

10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.03.021

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Airport terminal data analysis

What does one do when one can't check in for an international flight for two hours in Jakarta? Simple. Set up standing work station in terminal and crunch some data 😉

Friday, April 15, 2016

Brain Growth Chart Could Detect Attention Problems



Brain Growth Chart Could Detect Attention Problems

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When we take our young children to the doctor for a well-child checkup, an important component of the visit is to plot and then track the child's…

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

How Changes in White Matter Might Underlie Improved Reaction Time Due to Practice



How Changes in White Matter Might Underlie Improved Reaction Time Due to Practice

Comment Free access DOI:10.1080/17588928.2016.1173664 Received: 14 Dec 2015 • Accepted: 29 Mar 2016 • Accepted author…

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