Category - ~ Cognition

Sensory Integration Toys and Games

This company offers a variety of toys and games that enable further maturation of cognitive and motor skill functions: MARBLESTHEBRAINSTORE.COM They have physical stores, as well as an online presence, one of which is near me. I have been going...

Numerosity is Genetically Hardwired.

A recent study published in Science discusses evidence that our numerosity, or ability to make distinctions between numbers is genetically hardwired, rather than culturally derived1. The study presents evidence that numbers are represented on a...

Osmo Interactive Game Environment

This interactive game environment seems to be the perfect tool for helping children with visual processing challenges as well as those kids ready to learn to read. The Tanagram (one of 3 games bundled with the basic setup) is an excellent tool...

Adolescent Mental Health – Opportunity...

Article in the 2014 -547 issue of Science by Lee et al discussing the prevalence of adolescent mental illness and the social costs of underdiagnosis and treatment. Although the article is in essence a call to action for a more aggressive...

Connection

After we are born, our first priority is to calibrate our genetically “hard-wired” neurology. This usually takes about a year, and once we are through this phase we can use our bodies to explore and make sense of our surroundings...

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback uses electroencephalography (EEG) to analyse electrical signals generated by brain activity, and feeds back a visual or auditory signal as the activity aligns with a pre-selected “ideal”. Here is a short video...

GABA and Autism

GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mature brain. Many cognitive pathologies (Autism, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder etc.) can be described mechanistically as incomplete GABA action at the neural...

Relevance of Child Development to All...

Editorial in 7/11/2014 Science on the importance of focusing on global child development in meeting the United Nations Sustainability Goals. The last paragraph is especially potent: “A key challenge for the UN is finding focus and...

Dreams

Interpreting Dreams can be very insightful into the underlying intent of the direction of ones life. I recommend this book: THE DREAM BOOK, Symbols for Self Understanding. BETTY BETHARDS as a simple to use, but powerful tool for dream...