Archive for February, 2009

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Training your child’s memory to improve attention problems

 

Posted: February 18, 2009 - A recent news segment from South Bend’s WSBT Channel 2 tells the remarkable story of Jackson Treadway, a fourth grader who struggled in class because he couldn’t focus his attention. But all of that changed when Jackson met Dr. Donna Turner Campbell, the director of Stepwise and Indiana’s sole provider of Cogmed.

Basic research on working memory training makes breakthrough finding

 

Posted: February 6, 2009 - The prestigious journal Science today published the results of a research study demonstrating for the first time that mental activity can alter the biochemistry of the human brain.

Changes in cortical dopamine D1 receptor binding associated with cognitive training

 

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute, including Fiona McNab, PhD, and Torkel Klingberg, MD, PhD, show for the first time that cognitive exercise produces chemical changes in the brain. The research provides new insights into the brain’s core processes.