Our Brains Wiring For Attention!

Some demand a little more attention than others

University of Utah (U of U) medical researchers have uncovered a wiring diagram that shows how the brain pays attention to visual, cognitive, sensory, and motor cues. The research provides a critical foundation for the study of abnormalities in attention that can be seen in many brain disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and attention deficit disorder.

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Lead May Be the Culprit in ADHD

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Lead, which is sometimes found in paint in older homes, can get on the hands of children and be ingested.

ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is among the costliest of behavioral disorders. Its combination of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity leads to accidental injuries, school failure, substance abuse, antisocial behavior and more. Yet despite nearly a century of study, the disorder’s roots remain mysterious.

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High Rates Of Childhood Exposure To Violence And Abuse In United States, New Study Finds

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A new study finds high rates of childhood exposure to violence and abuse in United States.

A new study from the University of New Hampshire finds that U.S. children are routinely exposed to even more violence and abuse than has been previously recognized, with nearly half experiencing a physical assault in the study year.

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