New study: short-term mindfulness does not change the brain

Some research has suggested that practicing mindfulness can drive structural changes in the brain. But the results of a new MRI study conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison showed that eight weeks of mindfulness training did not result in brain changes. The study researchers pointed out that perhaps changing the brain requires more than eight […]

A new take on “good” sleep

A lot of us think that a good night’s sleep means you wake up rarely, or even better, not at all. A new study suggests that might not be the case. The study (conducted in mice, which have similar sleep mechanisms to humans) showed that neurologically, it’s likely we wake up very briefly about 100 […]

3 areas of self-control affected by ADHD

If your child has a learning and thinking difference like ADHD, you might notice some difficulties with self-control. Talking out of turn, becoming easily frustrated, and having trouble sitting still are all signs of self-control challenges. Self-control is part of a group of skills called executive function. Children develop these skills over time. There are three […]