Genetics

Mouse study helps find genetic causes of human behavioral disorders

Scientists studying the role of a protein complex in the normal development of the mouse brain unexpectedly created a mouse model that replicates clinical symptoms of patients with complex neurological disorders such as hyperactivity, ...

Attention deficit disorders

Study: Smartphone alerts increase inattention—and hyperactivity

Society's increasingly pervasive use of digital technology may be causing ADHD-like symptoms even among the general population, according to a new study of college students presented this week in San Jose, California at the ...

Attention deficit disorders

Gene variants implicated in ADHD identify attention and language

Are deficits in attention limited to those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or is there a spectrum of attention function in the general population? The answer to this question has implications for psychiatric ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain network charts could help predict attention impairment

(HealthDay)—Growth charting methods identify a correlation between intrinsic connectivity networks (ICN) and attention performance, according to a study published online April 13 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders

An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible ...

Neuroscience

Deficits in brain's reward system observed in ADHD patients

A brain-imaging study conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory provides the first definitive evidence that patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have ...

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