An Abstract on Reduced Symptoms of Inattention after Dietary Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation in Boys with and without Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Full Article: Neuropsychopharmachology — At the Intersection of Brain, Behavior, and Therapeutics
How teachers incorporate movement into lessons to make it part of learning, not just a break from it. Full Article: The Washington Post, “Letting kids move in Class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.”
Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold, say researchers. Full article: BBC News Health, “Bedtime ‘has huge impact on sport’ ”
Some dos and don’ts for closing the knowing-doing gap. Full Article: Chopra Centered Lifestyle Newsletter, “How to Stop Procrastinating”
This article teaches how to teach mindfulness to teenagers. It would also be good for adults that work or live with teens!
Studies show that people would rather do something—anything—than be alone with their thoughts. But it’s through reflection, daydreaming, and introspection that we make sense of information and experiences and come up with new insight and ideas. Full Article: Lifehacker, “Why Being Idle Can Lead to Better Thinking”
People with ADHD may not have a disorder, so much as a set of behavioral traits that don’t match the expectations of our contemporary culture. The problem is not just the brain. The problem is boredom. Full Article: The New York Times, “A Natural Fix for ADHD”
For those who are struggling, or whose kids struggle with “fitting in”, this is a great video: Fitting in Cardboard.
This Huffington Post Article highlights reoccurring personality traits of creative people, and provides information on recent work in cognitive neuroscience that also suggests a connection between ADHD and creativity.
This New York Times article introduces a new web resource to help parents.