ADHD in Some Children Could Be Due to Insufficient Sleep

Biological delays in sleep onset at night, hectic family schedules, and artificial lighting have been linked to too little sleep and lower attention span in ADHD.

How Over-Learning can Solidify a Skill

Can practicing a skill beyond the point of mastery solidify it in memory? Study suggests it can, and that neural inhibition might prevent interference by another task.

Mountain Lions Flee Political Talk While People Listen

Mountain lions flee from the voices of political opinionators, according to a study published on June 21. Consider the possible stress that may be inflicted on human listeners.

Can Parenting the Danish Way Be Applied Elsewhere?

How are confidence and well-being developed in Danish kids? These parenting guidelines provide clues.

Well-being in Iceland has Flaws, Too

Although this country has thriving citizens in an awe-inspiring environment, it's not problem-free. That makes it more normal. Plea to tourists: "Look at the road, not the sky!"

Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact and Empathy

Clues to the hormonal and brain correlates of eye contact and empathy have been provided by studies of people with autistic symptoms.

Bouncing Back from Hamilton to Ross

Turmoil in politics can be stressful. We look at examples of how people have moved ahead despite major challenges.

How Eye Contact Brings You Together (or Pulls You Apart)

Science explains why making eye contact can be a friendly social signal or challenge another person.

TMS for Depression Adds to Treatment Options

When psychotherapy and medication are not enough in treating major depression,TMS is an example of a new method that may help.

Did Einstein Show Asperger's Traits?

Psychological traits of Einstein and 11 others including Lincoln, Howard Hughes, Warhol, and Darwin, and how they coped with inner adversity are examined in this new book.

Why Do Phones Cause "Inattention Deafness"?

Not hearing you while focusing on a screen may be due to neural interference, an effect called "inattention deafness."

4 Psychological Smartphone Apps Designed to Benefit Behavior

Too little sleep, too much stress, anxiety over getting the kids to school on time, and a fear of flying are common issues that are addressed by these smartphone or tablet apps.

PTSD: How this Drug and Talk Therapy Can Help

A well-known medication plus systematic talk therapy has reduced symptoms of PTSD. This can potentially reduce disturbing memories after they have been reactivated in a controlled therapeutic manner. Other drugs might help as well.

Treating Tourette's, OCD, and Selective Mutism in Children

Children with Tourette's Syndrome, OCD, or Selective Mutism can be challenging to treat. These specialized behavioral methods can provide treatment options for parents and therapists.

Does a Resting Mind Correspond to the Brain's Default Mode?

The resting mind may correspond to a "default mode network" found in brain scans, so being in the moment--mindfulness--even eye blinks-- might parallel a built-in biological pause for neural refreshment.

Rainforest and Nordic Countries Vie in Well-Being Index

Well-being can be measured by various methods that give different results. Now Costa Rica shows that it's not only the Nordic countries that look so good in surveys of happiness.

Social Anxiety Diminished by Brain Signals and Re-Thinking

Social anxiety and its treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy can be studied with advanced brain imaging. Both the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala are involved.

Brain Connections for Movement -- Better with Practice?

Brain connections that control muscle movement--better with practice? Musicians and recovering stroke patients show adaptation of neural pathways from the movement center in the brain after intensive practice, studies suggest.