Texas Death Case Tests Standards For Defining Intellectual Disability
The case of Moore is getting lots of media attentionTexas Death Case Tests Standards For Defining Intellectual DisabilityFromNPR on FlipboardEnlarge this image The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a case that questions intellectual disabilities and the death penalty —…Read it on FlipboardRead it on npr.org (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 28, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

High court to examine mental disability, death penalty issue
FromNews, a Flipboard magazine byFlipboard NewsdeskHOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is set to examine whether the nation's busiest state for capital punishment is trying to put to death …Read it on FlipboardRead it on apnewsarchive.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 28, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

60 MINUTES on “The Alzheimer’s Laboratory”
–60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl with members of the Colombian family. Courtesy CBS NEWS Quick heads-up: CBS’ 60 MINUTES had a great story yesterday, titled The Alzheimer’s Laboratory, focused on a very unique research study based on a very unique Colombian family: Antioquia is home to the largest concentration in the world of people who carry a rare genetic mutation that makes them 100 percent certain to develop Alzheimer’s disease. And as devastating as Alzheimer’s is anywhere, this is a particularly cruel version — it strikes when people are in their mid-40s and leads ...
Source: SharpBrains - November 28, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness 60 minutes Alzheimer’s Disease Ken-Kosik mutation Source Type: blogs

Shoulder Stretches Release Stress
Body and mind are connected, and one of the places we most feel the impact of stress and anxiety is in our shoulders. Our muscles tense up and so do we. In this short video from Yoga Journal, we learn beginner techniques for 4 shoulder stretches, that can be performed sitting down. They are easy to do, and feel great. They provide a refreshing break. By stopping to breathe, do a mindful body scan, and relax areas of our bodies like our shoulders, we can more effectively manage stress. (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All Documentary General Online education brain coping psychology selfcare shoulders stress stretches tension video yoga Source Type: blogs

Quick Shoulder Stretches Release Stress
        Body and mind are connected, and one of the places we most feel the impact of stress and anxiety is in our shoulders. Our muscles tense up and so do we. In this short video from Yoga Journal, we learn beginner techniques for 4 shoulder stretches, that can be performed sitting down. They are easy to do, and feel great. They provide a refreshing break. By stopping to breathe, do a mindful body scan, and relax areas of our bodies like our shoulders, we can more effectively manage stress. Save (Source: Channel N)
Source: Channel N - November 28, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All Documentary General Online education brain coping psychology selfcare shoulders stress stretches tension video yoga Source Type: blogs

Stuttering related to brain circuits that control speech production
FromMedical News Today on FlipboardResearchers at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have conducted the first study of its kind, using proton magnetic resonance …Read it on FlipboardRead it on medicalnewstoday.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 28, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Revisiting the relation between speech production and speech perception: Further comments on Skipper et al.
Continuing the "discussion" ofSkipper, Devlin, and Lametti's (SDL) recent and in my opinion badly misguided review of the relation between speech perception and production, let's consider this quote on page 84:Miceli, Gainotti, Caltagirone, and Masullo (1980)found a strong relationship between the ability to produce speech and discriminate syllables in 69 fluent and nonfluent aphasics. Specifically, contrasts between groups with and without a phonemic output disorder showed that patients with a disorder were worse at discriminating phonemes, particularly but not limited to those dist...
Source: Talking Brains - November 27, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Research Bytes: Efficient hubs in the intelligent brain: Nodal efficiency of hub regions in the salience network is associated with general intelligence via BrowZine
Efficient hubs in the intelligent brain: Nodal efficiency of hub regions in the salience network is associated with general intelligenceHilger, Kirsten; Ekman, Matthias; Fiebach, Christian J.; Basten, UlrikeIntelligence: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289616301180Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160289616301180Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 26, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Thank you for joining the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit on December 6-8th
—– Dear Speakers & Participants at the upcoming virtual summit, THANK YOU very much for joining what promises to be a very stimulating conversation about best ways to reinvent brain health in the digital age. So far we are counting on 150+ sharp brains in 16 countries — and the more the merrier, so please spread the word! Here’s the updated Summit Agenda, here’s the list of generous Sponsors who are helping move the field forward, and here are some answers to frequently asked questions. We will update you on logistical details early next week. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving! The ...
Source: SharpBrains - November 24, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Alvaro Fernandez Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology Brain-health digital age sharpbrains summit virtual Source Type: blogs

Global brain initiatives generate tsunami of neuroscience data
Three years ago the White House launched the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative to …Read it on FlipboardRead it on scienmag.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 23, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Research Byte: Multigenerational Head Start Participation: An Unexpected Marker of Progress via BrowZine
Multigenerational Head Start Participation: An Unexpected Marker of ProgressChor, EliseChild Development: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12673/pdfNon-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12673/pdfAccessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 23, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Research Bytes: Multigenerational Head Start Participation: An Unexpected Marker of Progress via BrowZine
Multigenerational Head Start Participation: An Unexpected Marker of ProgressChor, EliseChild Development: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12673/pdfNon-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12673/pdfAccessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 23, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Research Byte: What One Hundred Years of Research Says About the Effects of Ability Grouping and Acceleration on K-12 Students Academic Achievement: Findings of Two Second-Order Meta-Analyses via BrowZine
What One Hundred Years of Research Says About the Effects of Ability Grouping and Acceleration on K-12 Students Academic Achievement: Findings of Two Second-Order Meta-AnalysesSteenbergen-Hu, S.; Makel, M. C.; Olszewski-Kubilius, P.Review of Educational Research: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://rer.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.3102/0034654316675417Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://rer.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.3102/0034654316675417Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.**************************************...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 23, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

New studies reinforce Education and Cognitive Reserve –instead of drugs targeting beta amyloid– as most promising avenue to prolong cognitive health and reduce dementia risk
Dementia Risk Declines, And Education May Be One Reason Why (NPR): “Some encouraging news in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia: The rate at which older Americans are getting these conditions is declining. That’s according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers say one reason for the improved outlook is an increase in education. The study used data gathered in two snapshots, one in 2000 and another in 2012, that each looked at more than 10,000 Americans who were at least 65 years old. In the first snapshot, 11.6 percent of them had some form of d...
Source: SharpBrains - November 23, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Alzheimers-disease beta-amyloid brain cognitive-ability cognitive-decline cognitive-reserve dementia dementia risk Education & Lifelong Learning Eli Lilly JAMA solanezumab Source Type: blogs

IEEE EMBS Lecture: MINeD Graphs from time-resolved functional brain connectomics
The concept of functional connectivity is central for understanding the synergistic behavior of brain regions which form distributed networks. With the fast advancement of neuroimaging techniques and the subsequent development of sophisticated signal-analytic methodologies, connectivity can nowadays be assessed in various ways. Often, the descriptive power of graphs is exploited by turning connectivity measurements into [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - November 23, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Research Connectomics Graph Theory Source Type: blogs

Musical training creates new brain connections in children
" It's been known that musical instruction benefits children with these disorders, " said Pilar Dies-Suarez, M.D., chief radiologist at the …Read it on FlipboardRead it on sciencedaily.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 23, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Research Bytes: A Systematic Examination of the Linguistic Demand of Cognitive Test Directions Administered to School-Age Populations
A Systematic Examination of the Linguistic Demand of Cognitive Test Directions Administered to School-Age PopulationsDamien C. Cormier1⇑Okan Bulut1Deepak Singh1Kathleen E. Kennedy1Kun Wang1Alethea Heudes1Adam J. Lekwa21University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada2Rutgers University, New Burnswick, NJ, USADamien C. Cormier, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, 6-107E Education North, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G5. Email:dcormier@ualberta.caAbstractThe selection and interpretation of individually administered norm-referenced cognitive tests that are administered to culturally and lingui...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 22, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Tags: CAS2 CLIM KABC-II linguistic demand WISC-V WJ IV Source Type: blogs

Research Bytes: Cognitive Clusters in Specific Learning Disorder
Cognitive Clusters in Specific Learning DisorderMichele Poletti, PsyD1⇑Elisa Carretta, MS2,3Laura Bonvicini, MS2,3Paolo Giorgi-Rossi, PhD2,31Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Service, AUSL of Reggio Emilia, Italy2Inter-Institutional Epidemiological Unit, AUSL of Reggio Emilia, Italy3Arcispedale S. Maria Nuova, IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, ItalyMichele Poletti, Department of Mental Health and Pathological Addiction, Child Neuropsychiatry Service, AUSL of Reggio Emilia, Via Amendola 2, 42100, Reggio Emilia, Italy. Email:michele.poletti2@ausl.re.itAbstractThe heterogeneity among children with learning disabilities stil...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 22, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Tags: cluster analysis psw SLD Source Type: blogs

New tools, research and insights to reinvent Brain Health and Mental Health in the Digital Age
———- Time for a new edition of SharpBrains'e-newsletter, exploring a range of technologies, scientific …Read it on FlipboardRead it on sharpbrains.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 22, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Announcement: Five new excellent Speakers @ 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit
We are delighted to announce five new excellent Speakers at the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8, 2016): Mary Stuart, Senior Writer/Analyst at The MedTech Strategist Dr. Andrea Serino, Head of Neuroscience at MindMaze Linda Raines, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Maryland Karen Olsen, Executive Director of the Center for the Future of Public Education David Coleiro, Partner at Strategic North You can explore the Summit Agenda here, and Register here. Please consider joining us and help reinvent brain health in th...
Source: SharpBrains - November 21, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology brain Brain-health digital digital age MedTech MedTech Strategist Mental Health Association MindMaze public education Strategic North Source Type: blogs

Divided America – How Can It Heal?
Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt gives a post-election TEDx Talk in conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson to address the question: can a divided America heal? With emotions running high all along the political spectrum it’s helpful to get some insight based on psychological science. Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies morals informing political choices. In this video he describes patterns of thinking and historical roots leading to to sharp divisions in America. He also provides hope in a vision of how American might move forward and heal. Haidt is the Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at ...
Source: Channel N - November 21, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Sandra Kiume Tags: All General Lecture america brain culture election politics psychology social TEDx video Source Type: blogs

An awesome resource on Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), by Gary Schaeffer, availalbe via NYASP.
Click on image to enlarge.While presenting and attending the annual NYASP conference last week, I had the pleasure to meetGary Schaeffer, who has developed an AWESOME e-pub resource on Mult-Tiered Systems of Support for school psychologists.  Gary shared his e-publication with me and I was blown away.  It is more than a book.  It is a innovative portal to a massive set of resources via hyperlinks to on-line resources, embedded videos, and excellent visual-graphic figures.  The real beauty of the resource is that it is a e-pub that will allow practitioners to have the resource immediately available on a ...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 20, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Tags: book nook MTSS multi-tiered systems of supports NYASP school psych Source Type: blogs

UNICEF launches interactive digital brain development tool for young children
UNICEF and H&M Foundation launch an interactive digital brain development tool for young children (press release): “A digital tool that interactively shows how games and play stimulate brain development during early childhood launches today. The interactive UNI_FORM ‘jacket’ was created by the H&M Foundation and UNICEF as part of a new UNI_FORM campaign to help promote early childhood development. The UNI_FORM tool, which aims to visually translate neuroscience for parents and caregivers across the world, displays how young brains develop at yearly stages up to the age of five, and provides famili...
Source: SharpBrains - November 18, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning brain-development cognitive-games digital early-childhood neural connections Source Type: blogs

Under attack: Our Science Voices Must Be Heard
Scientists usually avoid extending their arguments into politics.  Politics is all about persuasion and belief.  Science is all about evidence-informed conclusion.  In science, we continuously measure the strength of the evidence supporting initially-tentative hypotheses.  Evidence often gradually accumulates in support of a great general conclusion or theory.  On this basis, one can now state, with almost absolute certainty, that your brain is plastic, shaped by what you do continuously, throughout the course of your life.  So too, on this basis, one can now state, with almost absolute certai...
Source: On the Brain by Dr. Michael Merzenich, Ph.D. - November 17, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Merzenich Tags: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

How do chinchillas, pigeons, and infants perceive speech? Another Comment on Skipper et al.
This study failed to replicate the effect on accuracy of speech perception found with discrimination or identification tasks but did find an RT effect that held for some sounds and not others. See my detailed comments on this studyhere.But back to SDL and chinchillas. What is their take on these facts? Here's what they say:Though these categorical speech perception studies are often revered because they suggest the reality of speech units like phonemes, they have been criticized. Problems include that the tasks assume the units under study and that within category differences are actually read...
Source: Talking Brains - November 17, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Developmental Science - Volume 19, Issue 4 - The Role of Connectivity in Developmental Disorders: Genetic and Neural Network Approaches
You have free access to this content Giorgia Picci, Stephen J. …Read it on FlipboardRead it on onlinelibrary.wiley.com (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 17, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Next: Harnessing brain scans to personalize autism-related behavioral interventions
Autism First: Brain Patterns May Predict Treatment Response (Medscape): “It’s possible to predict whether a young child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will respond to an evidence-based behavioral intervention by analyzing brain activity patterns with functional MRI (fMRI) prior to treatment, new research suggests… “We [currently] have no way to predict a child’s outcome and to match a child to a particular intervention or determine which children have the best chance to respond to a particular treatment”… The researchers investigated the accuracy of fMRI neurobiomarkers in p...
Source: SharpBrains - November 16, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Technology adhd autism autism spectrum disorder behavioral intervention brain patterns brain-activity brain-scans fMRI neurobiological Source Type: blogs

Change in intelligence (Gf,Gc): Good explanations of Mathew effect, compensation effect, and knowledge-is-power hypothesis
Click on image to enlarge" According to a first perspective, higher initial levels of knowledge (or reasoning) could facilitate the acquisition of new knowledge (or reason-ing abilities), which has also been labeled Matthew effect1 (Fig. 1, Panel A). Even though the term was originally coined to describe the phenom-enon that eminent researchers often get more credit for the same scien-tific contribution than their unknown competitors (Merton, 1968), it has been applied to various psychological phenomena (e.g., Shaywitz et al., 1995; Stanovich, 1986). In the context of intelligence research, the knowledge-is-power hypo...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 16, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Research Byte: Supplementary Motor Area as key structure for domain-general sequence processing: A unified account via BrowZine
Supplementary Motor Area as key structure for domain-general sequence processing: A unified accountCona, Giorgia; Semenza, CarloNeuroscience& Biobehavioral Reviews: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763416303475Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763416303475Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 15, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Assistant or Associate Professor Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders The Pennsylvania State University
Assistant or Associate ProfessorDepartment of Communication Sciences and DisordersCollege of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State UniversityPOSITION                               Assistant/Associate Professor, tenured or tenure-track, 36-weeksSTARTING DATE                  Fall 2017 or as negotiatedWe are a nationally-ranked program that, for more than 80 years, has ...
Source: Talking Brains - November 15, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

On the hearing ear and speaking tongue: Comments on Skipper, Devlin & Lametti - 1
Skipper, Devlin, and Lametti (SDL;2017,Brain& Language, 164:77-105) review the evidence regarding the role of the "motor system" in speech perception and conclude that it is ubiquitously involved. More specifically, they conclude:Results are inconsistent with motor and acoustic only models of speech perception and classical and contemporary dual-stream models of the organization of language and the brain. Instead, results are more consistent with complex network models in which multiple speech production related networks and subnetworks dynamically self-organize to constrain interpretation...
Source: Talking Brains - November 15, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Study debunks the “earlier is always better” myth about brain development and cognitive training
Good News: You’ve Got a Better Brain Than You Think (Time): “Getting older? No worries…When does our learning potential start to go soft? A new paper published in Psychological Science suggests that it might be later than we thought. The study, led by cognitive neuroscientists Lisa Knoll and Delia Fuhrmann of University College London, involved a sample group of 633 subjects, divided into four age groups: young adolescents, roughly 11–13 years old; mid-adolescents, 13–16; older adolescents, 16–18; and adults, 18–33…the results were exactly the opposite of what would be expe...
Source: SharpBrains - November 15, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning adolescence brain capability cognitive skills training cognitive-skills Cognitive-Training learning capability prefrontal-cortex psychological Source Type: blogs

Beyond Cognitive Abilities: An Integrative Model of Learning-Related Personal Competencies and Aptitude Trait Complexes
For centuries educational psychologists have highlighted the importance of " non-cognitive " variables in school learning. Below readers will find a PPT presentation that presents a " big picture " overview of how cognitive abilities and non-cognitive factors can be integrated into an over-arching conceptual framework. The presentation also illustrates how the big picture framework can be used to conceptualize a number of contemporary " buzz word " initiatives related to building 21st century educationally important skills (social-emotional learning, critical thinking, creativity, co...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 14, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Tags: AimsWeb Big 5 CHC CHC theory MACM motivation personal competence personality self-beliefs self-regulation social competence social-emotional learning volitional controls Source Type: blogs

Research Byte: Estimating an Observed Score Distribution From a Cognitive Diagnostic Model via BrowZine
Estimating an Observed Score Distribution From a Cognitive Diagnostic ModelSkaggs, G.; Wilkins, J. L. M.; Hein, S. F.Applied Psychological Measurement: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://apm.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0146621616677320Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://apm.sagepub.com/cgi/doi/10.1177/0146621616677320Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 14, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Study: Mindful meditation works. Now, how to navigate the most popular options?
—– Many beginner meditators, myself included, start out with a mindful breathing meditation: one breath in, one breath out, the mind wanders, you bring it back. Armed with an app guiding me through this meditation, I practiced dutifully for several months—but eventually I fell off the wagon. It just stopped feeling right for me. I didn’t know there were other types of meditation to try. That’s why a new study published in the journal Mindfulness is so encouraging: It compares four different types of meditation, and finds that they each have their own unique benefits. Mindful breathing isn...
Source: SharpBrains - November 14, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Magazine Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning app behavior body scan brain-structure Breathing Emotions meditation mindfulness Stress Source Type: blogs

Can Thoughts Improve Empathy?
In Professor Sophie Scott’s video series “Ask a Neuroscientist” Dr. Rebecca Lawson answers the question, “You can improve some motor tasks by thinking – is the same true of empathy?” She discusses neuroplasticity and how practicing with thinking has effects on muscles, as well as thought patterns with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This video was produced for Brain Awareness Week 2013. Several other videos online ask the same question about empathy with more answers from other neuroscientists. Watch them all as well as other interesting educational videos about brain science on Soph...
Source: Channel N - November 14, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: sandra at psychcentral.com (Sandra Kiume) Tags: All General Interview brain Cbt empathy motor skills neuroplasticity neuroscience thinking thoughts video Source Type: blogs

Research Byte: Exploring the Co-Development of Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension: A Twin Study via BrowZine
Exploring the Co-Development of Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension: A Twin StudyLittle, Callie W.; Hart, Sara A.; Quinn, Jamie M.; Tucker-Drob, Elliot M.; Taylor, Jeanette; Schatschneider, ChristopherChild Development: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12670/pdfNon-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cdev.12670/pdfAccessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 11, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Study: For good and bad, TV ads promote higher prescribing volume of psychiatric medications
Conclusions: Findings suggest that DTCA requests are typically accommodated, promote higher prescribing volume, and have competing effects on treatment quality. More methodologically strong studies are needed to increase confidence in conclusions. Related articles: Systematic evidence review finds cognitive behavioral therapy as effective as antidepressant medicines in treating depression Next: Harnessing information and communications technology (ICT) to address mental health challenges affecting 700 million people today (Source: SharpBrains)
Source: SharpBrains - November 11, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness anti-depressants bipolar depression FDA medications Mental-Health prescription prescription medications psychiatric medications psychiatry public-health Source Type: blogs

Join 100+ Innovators, Experts and Practitioners Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age
— Registrants to the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit, as of November 10th Dear reader, As mentioned a few days ago via our e-newsletter, and regardless of politics, seven and a half billion people continue to have unique and precious human brains and minds. Please consider joining the 105 participants registered already for the upcoming 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th). We’d love to count on your perspective, and your organization’s. Please come learn and discuss with many experts and innovators such as… Dr. Brian Iac...
Source: SharpBrains - November 10, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness Technology brain Brain-health cognitive-science digital health mental healh minds Source Type: blogs

The only way an algorithm can tell if you really like a song is by scanning your brain
A team of Greek scientists has discovered how to tell how much you like a particular song by literally reading your mind. And they want to fit it into Spotify, Apple Music, and other similar online music streaming services. No more stars. No more likes and dislikes. No more hearts. It will all happen automatically. [...] (Source: Neurobot)
Source: Neurobot - November 10, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dimitrios A. Adamos Tags: Stories Brain Interfaces Brain Research EEG music Source Type: blogs

Research Bytes: Can Brain Research Inform Academic Learning and Instruction? via BrowZine
How Can Brain Research Inform Academic Learning and Instruction?Mayer, Richard E.Educational Psychology Review: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10648-016-9391-1Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10648-016-9391-1Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.******************************************************Kevin McGrew, PhDEducational PsychologistDirector, Institute for Applied PsychometricsIAPwww.themindhub.com***************************************...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 9, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Research Bytes: Possible roles for fronto-striatal circuits in reading disorder via BrowZine
Possible roles for fronto-striatal circuits in reading disorderHancock, Roeland; Richlan, Fabio; Hoeft, FumikoNeuroscience& Biobehavioral Reviews: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763415301172Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0149763415301172Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota.******************************************************Kevin McGrew, PhDEducational PsychologistDirector, Institute for Applied Ps...
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 9, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Acute Strokes: Peds vs Adults – Everything You Need To Know
Pediatric strokes: “Heparin first, ask questions later.” Adult strokes: “Guns don’t kill people. Heparin kills people.” (Source: Action Potential)
Source: Action Potential - November 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Action Potential Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: blogs

Research Byte: Functional Connectivity of the Human Brain in Utero via BrowZine
Functional Connectivity of the Human Brain in Uterovan den Heuvel, Marion I.; Thomason, Moriah E.Trends in Cognitive Sciences: Articles in pressUniversity of Minnesota Users:http://login.ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login?url=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661316301541Non-University of Minnesota Users: (Full text may not be available)http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364661316301541Accessed with BrowZine, supported by University of Minnesota. (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - November 9, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

How to Optimize Brain Health at Any Age
from SharpBrains Left to right: Howard Eaton, Alvaro Fernandez, Mark Watson. Presentation delivered by Alvaro Fernandez at the Vancouver JCC, on November 3rd, hosted by Eaton Arrowsmith. Description: Just like the rest of our body, the brain requires care, attention and proper exercise. Yet, we often ignore this most vital organ because few know where to begin. Based on The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness: How to Optimize Brain Health and Performance at Any Age, named a Best Book by AARP, co-author Alvaro Fernandez will discuss exactly how to “use it or lose it,” offering a ground breaking new approach to h...
Source: SharpBrains - November 9, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: SharpBrains Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Peak Performance brain-development Brain-Fitness Brain-health cognitive-development cognitive-health Source Type: blogs

Postdoctoral research position in Vocal Learning in London!
Vocal Communication Laboratory, Royal Holloway, University of LondonESRC-funded postdoctoral research position in Vocal LearningApplication deadline: 11th November 2016Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate to work with Dr Carolyn McGettigan on the project “Vocal Learning in Adulthood: Investigating the mechanisms of vocal imitation and the effects of training and expertise”, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The project will investigate the behavioural and neural correlates of the imitation of vocal sounds in control an d expert (e.g. beatboxers, singers) populat...
Source: Talking Brains - November 8, 2016 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greg Hickok Source Type: blogs

Seropositive voltage gated calcium channels, utility
Conclusions:  1.  High VGKC ab levels are found in patients with classic and other autoimmune disorderes,  Low level ab titers are seen in nonspecific and mostly nonautoimmune disorders2.  The presence of VGKC antibodies rather than the level may serve as a marker of malignancyNotes this is bad on a chart review of 6,032 patients who underwent evaluation .The nonclassic group includes PNS and CNS diorders including neuropathy, dementia, ALS, CJD.  Some patietns had nonspecific symptoms such as stutering speech, nausea and vomting and orthostasis without diagnosis of neurologic disease.Cancers were ...
Source: neurologyminutiae - November 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Source Type: blogs