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Neurocognitive Brain Training For the “Aging” Brain

Do you often misplace your keys? Trouble remembering names and faces?

Not as quick with math as before?

Almost 40% of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss. 365 more words

Brain

Are there long term implications of concussions in children?

A new study in the International Journal of Psychophysiology found that pre-adolescent children who have sustained  concussions had impaired brain function two years following injury. 465 more words

Concussion

Dementia is not only about memory

From the always helpful ThirdAge Services! I studied Gerontology with Carole at the University of North Texas. I was a fan of her back then and an even bigger fan now. 831 more words

Alzheimer's Disease And Other Dementias

'The Role of Video Games and Virtual Reality in Psychiatric Treatment' & 'The Benefits of Playing Video Games' articles

The Role of Video Games and Virtual Reality in Psychiatric Treatment‘: David Baron, Marientina Gotsis, Psychiatry Advisor, 8 April 2015

Introduction:

“Individuals and families of all ages are consumers of interactive entertainment in many forms. 489 more words

Chrys Muirhead

Building A Better Athlete

 Performance requires fine tuned precision across a multitude of areas. Some athletes are blessed with an abundance of talent, but most require a great deal of hard work to be “the best”. 485 more words

Concussion

Brain Injury Group: NFL Concussion Award Scheme Wrong

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is “deeply flawed.”

The Brain Injury Association of America says it believes the proposed awards favor retired players with memory and neuromuscular problems. 152 more words

Sports

New Paper Accepted for Publication - Opioid Attentional Bias and Cue-Elicited Craving Predict Future Risk of Prescription Opioid Misuse

Today I had a new paper accepted for publication in the prestigious addictions journal, Drug and Alcohol Dependence. This paper, coauthored with my colleague Matthew Howard, describes new findings from a randomized controlled trial of Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement for chronic pain patients prescribed long-term opioid painkillers. 366 more words