Shock and Awe Memory Enhancement
Bridgid Finn, PhD, postdoctoral researcher in psychology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) reports that learning is enhanced by negative emotion, not diminished by that negative emotion. Memory is reactive and dynamic, not stagnant requiring only neutral or positive emotions to enhance memory. Retrieval of a memory still engages one in processing information. Finn offers an example of having a picture memory of a gun pointed at one just after taking the SAT, for example, probably isn’t the best situation for stored memory as there is an intri...
ADHD Medications Appear Safe, Genetically Speaking
According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ), medications for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) do not appear to cause genetic damage.
Hyper Hypo or No?
The health of a baby in the first five minutes of exiting the womb may be associated with his or her risk of developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).