cognitive function

Publication Title: 
Child: Care, Health and Development

OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine the evidence for the effectiveness of exercise interventions on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-related symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, anxiety and cognitive functions in children and adolescents. METHOD: Five databases covering the period up to November 2014 (PubMed, Scopus, EMBASE, EBSCO [E-journal, CINAHL, SportDiscus] and The Cochrane Library) were searched. Methodological quality was assessed using the Cochrane tool of bias.

Author(s): 
Cerrillo-Urbina, A. J.
García-Hermoso, A.
Sánchez-López, M.
Pardo-Guijarro, M. J.
Santos Gómez, J. L.
Martínez-Vizcaíno, V.
Publication Title: 
Consciousness and Cognition

Mindfulness is theorised to improve attention regulation and other cognitive processes. This systematic review examines whether 8-week standardised and manualised mindfulness training programs such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) enhances attention, memory and executive function abilities measured by objective neuropsychological tests. Seven databases were searched resulting in 18 studies meeting inclusion criteria for review. Overall studies did not support attention or executive function improvements.

Author(s): 
Lao, So-An
Kissane, David
Meadows, Graham
Publication Title: 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

In 1968, Fr hlich showed that a driven set of oscillators can condense with nearly all of the supplied energy activating the vibrational mode of lowest frequency. This is a remarkable property usually compared with Bose Einstein condensation, superconductivity, lasing, and other unique phenomena involving macroscopic quantum coherence. However, despite intense research, no unambiguous example has been documented.

Author(s): 
Reimers, Jeffrey R.
McKemmish, Laura K.
McKenzie, Ross H.
Mark, Alan E.
Hush, Noel S.
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