If you assess a child for working memory . Then you can predict grades with some confidence as that child grows into an adult. That one number will change but not in relation to a peer group . Working memory limits potential . Working memory limits life opportunities ... See MoreSee Less
All fun & Games - Senior teachers have often expressed alarm about the way the drug Ritalin has been prescribed to children with attention deficit disorder. One London-listed company has come up with a surprising alternative to the treatment: a prescription video game.
It might sound wacky, but it appears to work. Akili and Me is one of several “computer drugs” made by the American developer PureTech of Boston.It is being reviewed by the US Food & Drug Administration — which could pave the way for its launch across the Atlantic. ... See MoreSee Less
ATTENTION - IS GOOGLE MAKING US STUPID - Source -The Atlantic -
Nicholas Carr “ I can feel it, too. Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory.
My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy.
My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument “ ,
I’d spend hours boiling down , turning over reflecting .
“That’s rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration often starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text.
The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle . The Net seems to be chipping away my capacity for concentration and contemplation. “
Welcome to a brave new ADHD world ! .
“My mind now expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it: in a swiftly moving stream of particles. Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of INFORMATION. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski. “ ... See MoreSee Less