Health

Prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to attention problems

Children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother's womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, ...

Neuroscience

Real-time brain feedback reduces attention lapses

Your attention, please. People make mistakes every day because they lose focus. Maybe your car drifts across the center line or an error slips into a report at work.

Attention deficit disorders

Popular pain killer linked to behavioural disorders

Research at the University of Auckland has reinforced the discovery of a link between mothers taking a common pain killer during pregnancy and their children developing behavioural problems.

Neuroscience

Seeking the causes of hyperactivity

The 60 trillion cells that comprise our bodies communicate constantly. Information travels when chemical compounds released by some cells are received by receptors in the membrane of another cell. In a paper published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Many Europeans have mental disorders

(AP) -- Some 38 percent of Europeans, or 165 million people, suffer from mental illness or neurological disorders on a broad spectrum ranging from anxiety to dementia, a new study published Tuesday says. Most are not being ...

Neuroscience

Attention drug drives memory research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at the Queensland Brain Institute have found a way to measure the attention span of a fly, which could lead to further advances in the understanding of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ...

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