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Why Am I So Sad?

Feeling down? Got the blues? Everyone feels sad sometimes. Find out more in this article for kids.
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Helping Young Children Deal with Anger

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This article offers some valuable suggestions about helping kids who do not know how to express their anger in a healthy way. The side effects of medication is not good if the kid has to be on medication to control it. Teaching the kids positive ways to overcome anger can be alternative and positive approach.

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Current Biology - Long-Term Enhancement of Brain Function and Cognition Using Cognitive Training and Brain Stimulation

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Noninvasive brain stimulation has shown considerable promise for enhancing cognitive functions by the long-term manipulation of neuroplasticity [1,2,3]. However, the observation of such improvements has been focused at the behavioral level, and enhancements largely restricted to the performance of basic tasks. Here, we investigate whether transcranial random noise stimulation (TRNS) can improve learning and subsequent performance on complex arithmetic tasks. TRNS of the bilateral dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), a key area in arithmetic [4,5], was uniquely coupled with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure online hemodynamic responses within the prefrontal cortex. Five consecutive days of TRNS-accompanied cognitive training enhanced the speed of both calculation- and memory-recall-based arithmetic learning. These behavioral improvements were associated with defined hemodynamic responses consistent with more efficient neurovascular coupling within the left DLPFC. Testing 6 months after training revealed long-lasting behavioral and physiological modifications in the stimulated group relative to sham controls for trained and nontrained calculation material. These results demonstrate that, depending on the learning regime, TRNS can induce long-term enhancement of cognitive and brain functions. Such findings have significant implications for basic and translational neuroscience, highlighting TRNS as a viable approach to enhancing learning and high-level cognition by the long-term modulation of neuroplasticity.


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The Mental Cost of Cognitive Enhancement

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Noninvasive brain stimulation provides a potential tool for affecting brain functions in the typical and atypical brain and offers in several cases an alternative to pharmaceutical intervention. Some studies have suggested that transcranial electrical stimulation (TES), a form of noninvasive brain stimulation, can also be used to enhance cognitive performance. Critically, research so far has primarily focused on optimizing protocols for effective stimulation, or assessing potential physical side effects of TES while neglecting the possibility of cognitive side effects. We assessed this possibility by targeting the high-level cognitive abilities of learning and automaticity in the mathematical domain. Notably, learning and automaticity represent critical abilities for potential cognitive enhancement in typical and atypical populations. Over 6 d, healthy human adults underwent cognitive training on a new numerical notation while receiving TES to the posterior parietal cortex or the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Stimulation to the the posterior parietal cortex facilitated numerical learning, whereas automaticity for the learned material was impaired. In contrast, stimulation to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex impaired the learning process, whereas automaticity for the learned material was enhanced. The observed double dissociation indicates that cognitive enhancement through TES can occur at the expense of other cognitive functions. These findings have important implications for the future use of enhancement technologies for neurointervention and performance improvement in healthy population


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Anger Management - CBT Anger Management

CBT Anger Management using a CBT approach. A brief explanation of CBT Anger Management and other disorders, as well as details as to where to find a CBT psychologist in Australia.
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The Disorder Formerly Known As Asperger's – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Disorder Formerly Known As Asperger's – Opinion – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Positive approaches to Special Education | Scoop.it
The latest Diagnostic and Statisticians Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM 5) collapses Asperger syndrome and autism, along with other disorders, into one diagnosis - Austism Spectrum Disorder.
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New Brain Stimulation Technique Makes You Better At Math - Io9 - io9

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io9 New Brain Stimulation Technique Makes You Better At Math - Io9 io9 After just five days of non-invasive brain stimulation and a bit of cognitive training, researchers at Oxford University were able to enhance people's high-level abilities, such...

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Top 200 Special Education Apps ~ Educational Te...

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Top 200 Special Education Apps http://t.co/QGRTEPd9Cl (Top 200 #SpecialEducation Apps ~ #EdTech and Mobile Learning | @scoopit via @BobEsliger http://t.co/wdlB9b7ouf)...

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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, June 5, 2013 11:54 PM

The follow list applications allows teachers to facilitate and accomodate the learning needs of students with disabilities and impairments. These applications provide opportunities for students to apply practical skills and processes when using technologies and resources to meet current and future needs (ACARA, 2013).