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  • Brain measurements predict math progress with tutoring (Size Matters)

    05/05/2013 6:30:36 AM PDT · by equalator · 16 replies
    Science News ^ | 4-29-2013 | Meghan Rosen
    Certain measures of brain anatomy were even better at judging learning potential than traditional measures of ability such as IQ and standardized test results, says study author Kaustubh Supekar of Stanford University. These signatures include the size of the hippocampus — a string bean–shaped structure involved in making memories — and how connected the area was with other parts of the brain. The findings suggest that kids struggling with their math homework aren’t necessarily slacking off, says cognitive scientist David Geary of the University of Missouri in Columbia. “They just may not have as much brain region devoted to memory...
  • ‘Forward’, He Cried From The Rear - (You’re Kidding, Right?)

    08/07/2011 3:05:55 PM PDT · by R.A. Hawkins · 13 replies
    August 7, 2011 | R.A. Hawkins
    ‘Forward’, He Cried From The Rear - (You’re Kidding, Right?) by R.A. Hawkins As we headed for summer this year I listened to the likes of Carville (The lefty skin head) and numerous other leftwing minions as they warned of possible violence and uprisings here in the US. Did I just say they were warning us of the possibility? Yeah I did, didn’t I? I guess I was just being nice. I’m over that now. The left has called for civility in the political dialogue for quite some time now. While they’ve opined they have repeatedly pulled stunts like Carville’s....
  • Progressive creationist anthropology: many reasons NOT to believe

    04/17/2009 3:23:38 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 5 replies · 536+ views
    Progressive creationist anthropology: many reasons NOT to believe A review of Who was Adam? by Fazale Rana with Hugh Ross Although mostly written by Fazale Rana, the book is said to equally represent the work of Hugh Ross. Their salvos against biblical creationists are mostly confined to the earlier chapters of the book, with the first shot being to blame us for the biblical perspective on human origins not being ‘at the high table of scientific debate’ (p. 12). Here they characterize the approach taken by creationists as largely attacking human evolutionary models, but seldom offering ‘a viable theory of...
  • Brain shrinkage in ADHD(Attention Deficit Disorder) not caused by medications

    10/09/2002 8:09:42 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 21 replies · 557+ views
    Eureka Alert (Synopsis of Article JAMA) ^ | 9 October 2002 | Drs. Xavier Castellanos, Judith Rapoport, NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch, and colleagues
    A 10-year study by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) scientists has found that brains of children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are 3-4 percent smaller than those of children who don't have the disorder – and that medication treatment is not the cause. Indeed, in this first major study to scan previously never-medicated patients, they found "strikingly smaller" white matter volumes in children who had not taken stimulant drugs. Still, the course of brain development in the ADHD patients paralleled that of normal subjects, suggesting that whatever caused the disorder happened earlier. Drs. Xavier Castellanos, Judith...