Category Archives: Brain

Violent video games and the brain

As video games continue becoming more violent and increasingly realistic and as technology improves the controversy over whether or not violent video games are potentially harmful to players increases.  These debates have even made it as far as the Supreme [...]

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Children With OSA Require Treatment To Reverse Brain Abnormalities.

Article taken from: American Thoracic Society. (2012, May 21). “Children With OSA Require Treatment To Reverse Brain Abnormalities.” Medical News Today. Retrieved from Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children normalizes disturbances in the neuronal network responsible for attention and [...]

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ADD??? Or maybe…

Jeremy was a bright child in first grade.  His parents were frustrated because of his troubles in school.  As the day progressed Jeremy became fidgety, his ability to focus and attend to information decreased, and he became very irritable. In [...]

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Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. It is a dry, shredded green and brown mix of flowers, stems, seeds, and leaves derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. The main active chemical in marijuana [...]

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Teen Driving

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers, accounting for more than one in three deaths in this age group.  In 2009, eight teens ages 16 to 19 died every day from motor vehicle injuries. Per mile driven, [...]

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Recess and your child’s brain

Recess is an important time of day when children can run around the playground with their friends, unconcerned with anything other than moving around and having fun. Current research shows that physical activity during recess and other parts of the day [...]

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The Adolescent Brain and Substance Use

Adolescence is a time of profound brain growth and change. It has been shown that the brain of an early adolescent compared to that of a late adolescent is different in the areas of anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology. As the [...]

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Executive Functioning

Executive function is a term used to describe the many tasks our brains perform that are necessary to think, act, and solve problems. Executive functioning includes tasks that help us learn new information, remember and retrieve information we’ve learned in [...]

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