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Attention: What It Is, Types, How to Improve

Attention or concentration (the words attention and concentration are synonyms) is a fundamental learning skill. Poor attention ability can be a sign of behavior and learning disorders such as hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder (ADD).

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Concentration Can Be Taught To Kids

Improving concentration in children can be achieved not only by using clinically proven natural medicines, but also by exposing them to training in the fundamental cognitive skills that underlie the learning process.

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Licensing and Motor Vehicle Crash Risk Among Teens with ADHD

Adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study.

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Real Help for ADHD and other Learning Difficulties

Does your child have the ability to excel academically, yet struggles to reach his full potential? Is your child battling to concentrate, plan and organize, or is his memory poor? Does he struggle with reading? Does he, for example, confuse b and d? Does he read slowly and hesitantly, or with poor comprehension? Does he spell words as they sound, for example “rite” for “right”?...

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Study: Comparing Iconic Memory in Children with and without ADHD

Amadi et al. (2013) studied the possibility of iconic memory impairment in children with ADHD, and compared the results with that of children without ADHD.

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Digital Media May Put Youth at Risk for ADHD

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of ADHD, the study finds.

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Does Exposure to Air Pollution in Pregnancy Increase ADHD Risk?

A study of 30,000 children from seven European countries found no association between prenatal exposure to air pollution and symptoms of attention-deficit and hyperactivity.

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Study: Omega Fish Oils Don’t Improve Children’s Reading Skills or Memory

New research has found no evidence Omega-3 fish oil supplements help aid or improve the reading ability or memory function of underperforming schoolchildren. These findings are in contradiction to an earlier study run by the same team using the same supplement.

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Complications at Birth Associated with Lasting Chemical Changes in the Brain

New research shows that adults born prematurely -- who also suffered small brain injuries around the time of birth -- have lower levels of dopamine in the brain. This chemical change has been linked to lack of motivation and enjoyment in normal life, and changes to attention and concentration...

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Phones Keep Students from Concentrating during Lectures

While ever-smarter digital devices have made many aspects of our lives easier and more efficient, a growing body of evidence suggests that, by continuously distracting us, they are harming our ability to concentrate...

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Junk Food Almost Twice as Distracting as Healthy Food

When we haven't eaten, junk food is twice as distracting as healthy food or non-food items, concludes a new Johns Hopkins University study, which also found that after a few bites of candy, people found junk food no more interesting than kale.

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Study: Inattentive Kids Show Worse Grades in Later Life

Researchers studied children with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and found that inattentiveness was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later, regardless of ADHD, even when they accounted for the children's intellectual ability.

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