TV Associated with Aggression and Inattention

From Medscape Medical News > Psychiatry Too Much TV Linked to Aggression, Inattention in Kids Deborah Brauser October 4, 2012 — Preschool-aged children who watch too much television may be at increased risk of developing externalizing problems such as aggression or inattention, new research suggests. A population-based study of almost 4000 children in the Netherlands showed that high levels of television viewing over time were significantly linked to both the incidence of externalizing problems and the persistence of preexisting problems. “In this study, a reasonably small...

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Brain Coaching – “The Dance”

In the “The Clinical Science of Neurologic Rehabilitation”, Bruce Dobkin, a medical neurologist, eloquently describes how we learn through observation and imitation. The passage below which can be found on page 17 of his book beautifully illustrates this learning process. He further suggests, as we have at Brain Centers NW, that the same process that an athlete is engaged in when learning a new “dance” may apply to neurorehabilitation. Brain Centers NW’s brain training program is doing just that. At Brain Centers NW, Dr. David Burns, is applying known...

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Sports Is “Medicine” at Brain Centers NW

Did you know that sports can improve health? You know that it improves cardiovascular function and helps build muscle. But do you know that it helps develop your brain? Training the body is “brain training”. You of course know that brain controls the body. But are you aware that a brain’s health is dependent on all the input it receives? That is, it is a product of all its’ receptor integration. Are you aware that the greatest amount of input the brain receives, which fuels it, comes from the receptors (nerve endings) found in the muscles and joints of our bodies? As...

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10 Secrets About Emotions and Learning

10 Things Every Teacher Needs to Know About Emotions and Learning Originally Posted on Sunday August 12, 2012 by BestCollegesOnline.com By this point, it ought to be common sense that one’s emotions certainly hold influence over academic and professional performances. Savvy teachers and bosses, however, know that the reality exists as far more nuanced than one blanket statement implies. As such, they should probably read up on the subject, particularly as it pertains to common and not-so-common mental health and neurological conditions. EMOTIONS IMPACTING LEARNING EXIST ON A...

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