Psychology & Psychiatry

7-year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation

Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement. The study is based ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Meditate regularly for an improved attention span in old age

Regular and intensive meditation sessions over the course of a lifetime could help a person remain attentive and focussed well into old age. This is according to the most extensive longitudinal study to date examining a group ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video games can change your brain

Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and ...

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

Toddlers know when the tally is right: study

Parents keen on giving their child a jump on the competition can teach the rudiments of counting even before a toddler can talk, according to a study published Wednesday.