EF as the New Standard for Brain Function

An article in this week’s Newsweek by Wray Herbert describes some fascinating research being done on enhancing preschool education by focusing the curriculum specifically to improve executive functions. From the article: […] Psychologist Adele Diamond of the University of British Columbia has been testing the EF concept in the classroom, with provocative results. In one…

Growing Evidence Base on Fish Oil Benefits

By now, you may have noticed the term “Omega-3” showing up all over the place — on your orange juice carton, on your cooking oil, even in some pet foods. Research on the health benefits of omega-3 oils (found in fish oil) has been piling up for over 20 years. Some studies have shown that…

Meditative Mindfulness May Be Good for ADHD

Sharpbrains.com, one of the sites in our Technology & Helping Kids blogroll, has an article by Dr. David Rabiner in which he reviews some new research on teaching mindfulness meditation to teens and adults, and how study participants with attentional problems were helped by learning and practicing these techniques. The article also provides this summary…