The Brain Trainers

The New York Times: In the back room of a suburban storefront previously occupied by a yoga studio, Nick Vecchiarello, a 16-year-old from Glen Ridge, N.J., sits at a desk across from Kathryn Duch, a recent college graduate who wears a black shirt emblazoned with the words “Brain Trainer.” Spread More

New Insights on Child Development From Psychological Science

Read about new insights on child development from Current Directions in Psychological Science and Psychological Science. Activities and Programs That Improve Children’s Executive Functions Adele Diamond Executive functions (EFs) are critical for success in many different areas, such as school and friendships. The good news for those who have problems with More

Games to Sharpen the Brain

The Wall Street Journal: If two start-ups have their way, videogames might cure more than just boredom. They could also be used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Akili Interactive Labs Inc. of Boston, formed by start-up-creating firm PureTech Ventures, and San Francisco company Brain Plasticity Inc. are seeking Food and More

Anxiety Can Bring Out the Best

The Wall Street Journal: You have an important presentation tomorrow but your heart is racing and your mind is serving up a steady stream of what-ifs: What if I’m not fully prepared? What if it goes badly? You’re running out of time. The last thing you need is all this More

Psychological Science Convention in Chicago: Music in the Mind, Mental Health, Learning, and More

More than 4,000 psychological scientists, academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators from 85 countries will gather in Chicago for the Association for Psychological Science’s 24th annual convention May 23-27, 2012 at the Sheraton Chicago. A concert with a former guitarist from the Black Eyed Peas and a five-time Grammy Award More