Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

Study by lead author, Linda Wilbrecht, shows rapid rewiring in the frontal brains of mice by capturing images of problem solving in action. 
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Professor Jennifer Skeem-Led Study Shows Psychosis Rarely Precedes Violence

Study led by Jennifer Skeem with Patrick Kennealy (University of South Florida), John Monahan (University of Virginia), Gillian Peterson (Metropolitan State University) and Paul Appelbaum (Columbia University), indicate that hallucinations and delusions associated with psychiatric disorders seldom foreshadow acts of aggression.
"High-profile mass shootings capture public attention and increase vigilance of people with mental illness," said Dr. Skeem. "But our findings clearly show that psychosis rarely leads directly to violence."

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scientists detect brain network that gives humans superior reasoning skills

Principal investigator, Silvia Bunge, analyzed and tracked developmental and evolutionary changes in the brains lateral frontoparietal network that have served to boost humans reasoning skills.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The ADHD Explosion

Listen to KQED interview with professors Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Scheffler about their new book, The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance:

What Lies Behind the ADHD Explosion

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

BigLeap Launches First Crowd-Funding Challenge Platform for Social Good

First Challenge Aims to Give Children Everywhere Access to Free Games That Can Actually Make Them Smarter

This is a challenge to develop low-cost games that provide children everywhere with the opportunity to sharpen their reasoning skills: