ADHD

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

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

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

The New York Times: The first time Jillian Serpa tried to learn to drive, the family car wound up straddling a creek next to her home in Ringwood, N.J. Ms. Serpa, then 16, had gotten flustered trying to sort out a rapid string of directions from her father while preparing More

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New research suggests that there is a complex interaction of genes and environment that affects academic performance of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The research led by Lee A. Thompson, chairman of Case Western Reserve University’s Psychological Sciences Department, involved a study of twins. Read the whole story More