Large-Scale MRI Study Confirms ADHD Brain Differences


This is one of the largest-scale studies on ADHD and the brain. Researchers looked at MRI brain scans of more than 3,000 kids and...

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ADHD is not just a childhood disorder


Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourse...

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Does poor sleep increase Alzheimer’s risk?


Recent research suggests a correlation between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s risk. Although the “why” is not yet conclusive, it may ...

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Speaking Dozens of Languages


A “hyperpolyglot” is a person who has mastered at least 11 languages; some can speak dozens. But there aren’t very many hyperpoly...

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Community Violence Is Toxic to the Growing Brain


How does the stress of witnessing community violence—seeing beatings, shootings, drug use, and so on—affect a child’s growing bra...

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Cooking Up Brain Health


Did you know that hosting a dinner party can be good for your brain? Many of the tasks that go into a dinner party—planning the m...

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What’s the difference between ADD and ADHD?


Technically, ADD is one of three subtypes of ADHD. The term ADD is still used by many parents and teachers. But since 1994, docto...

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The Importance of forgetting


“Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all,” says McGill scientist Oliver Hardt. By that he means that if we remembered ...

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Flipping a Brain Switch on Bad Habits (2)


What if you could “turn off” your vices, like overindulging on sweets or alcohol? Two new studies take the first step in just tha...

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