Monthly Archives: July 2013

Researchers identify ‘switch’ for long-term memory

“Researchers identify ‘switch’ for long-term memory‘ — a recent Medical Press article — analyzes the significance of new research. According to the article: Neurobiologists at Heidelberg University have identified calcium in the cell nucleus to be a cellular “switch” responsible for … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids

“Breakthrough Study Reveals Biological Basis for Sensory Processing Disorders in Kids” is the title of an article ScienceDaily published last week. This article discusses the implications of a research report — “Abnormal white matter microstructure in children with sensory processing … Continue reading

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How visual attention affects the brain

“How Visual Attention Affects the Brain” — a recent Medical Press article — discusses implications of new research published in the June 26 issue of Nature: “Attention enhances synaptic efficacy and the signal-to-noise ratio in neural circuits.” According to the Medical Press article: … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT Computerized memory training leads to sustained improvement in visuospatial short-term memory skills in children with down syndrome

In its May issue, the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities published a report of new research that may be of interest to special education teachers: “Computerized memory training leads to sustained improvement in visuospatial short-term memory skills in … Continue reading

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Emotional Cues Alter Perceptions of Time & Number

“Emotional Cues Alter Perceptions of Time and Number” is the title of a post in theAssociation for Pyschological Science‘s “Daily Observations” July 3 blog. The author of the post discusses the significance of a research article — “Fewer Things, Lasting Longer: … Continue reading

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