- Just as pediatricians use growth charts, psychiatrists might create maturity charts for a child’s brain and look for abnormalities in mental development.
- Little disturbances distract our actions more than larger distractions, making it more difficult to focus.
- The cocktail party effect explains how an individual has the ability to tune into the sound they want or need to hear in a crowded room.
- Doctors are alarmed at the high rate of ADHD diagnosis and treatment in the U.S. and point to pharmaceutical companies' marketing and ad campaigns aimed at doctors, educators, and parents.
- A new technology from an Australian company hopes to reduce highway crashes from driver inattention by measuring human focus, as indicated by brain activity and other physiological clues.
- As people age, their cognitive functions begin to dwindle, however, a new game could help their brains stay trained to remember, multitask, and sustain attention.
- A new study finds that athletes with high fitness levels have better sustained attention benefits than students who do not regularly exercise or practice sports.
- According to a new study, gargling sugar water can boost a person's self-control.