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.

Neuroscience

A young neurologist explores the mysteries of the teenage brain

Mexican doctoral student Lucia Magis Weinberg at the University College London (UCL) researches how the brain develops during adolescence. In this stage of life, the brain undergoes important development and brain maturation ...

Neuroscience

Brain activity map reveals how infant vision develops

Visual functions, such as the perception of motion direction, start to develop soon after birth and continue to mature over time as infants gain more experience with the world. However, direct evidence of how this maturation ...

Neuroscience

Brain connections may explain why girls mature faster

As we grow older, our brains undergo a major reorganisation reducing the connections in the brain. Studying people up to the age of 40, scientists led by Dr Marcus Kaiser and Ms Sol Lim at Newcastle University found that ...

Attention deficit disorders

Do sunny climates reduce ADHD?

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most common childhood psychiatric disorder. Scientists do not know what causes it, but genetics play a clear role. Other risk factors have also been identified, including ...

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