Abnormal brain structures hint at poor self-control and vulnerability to drug addiction | Not Exactly Rocket Science

Our lives are full of instances where have to hold ourselves back. We stop ourselves from eating that tempting slice of cake to avoid putting on weight. We bite our tongues to avoid insulting our friends. We slam on the brakes to avoid killing a pedestrian. « Wired UK feature – scanning the Amazon by air
Abnormal brain structures hint at poor self-control and vulnerability to drug addiction

Our lives are full of instances where have to hold ourselves back. We stop ourselves from eating that tempting slice of cake to avoid putting on weight. We bite our tongues to avoid insulting our friends. We slam on the brakes to avoid killing a pedestrian. To quote Yoda: “Control! Control! You must learn control.”
People with drug problems clearly have a problem with this. Their ability to resist their own impulses falters at the promise of the next hit. Now, scientists are starting to understand the changes in the brain that underlie these problems.Many scientists have developed programmes for improving self-control at an early age. Monitoring the IFC’s white matter could provide an objective way of measuring whether those programmes are working.

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Library Includes Kids With Special Needs in Story Time

The Hoboken Library has been a part of the New Jersey community for a number of years. Along with story time for kids, the library provides resources for children, teens, and adults. Information can be found on the library’s home page or on their Facebook page. Reading is typically a word-based activity that may be difficult for children with autism who tend to view the world in a more visual way.There are various methods of teaching children to read. For example, the teacher might show the child the letter “T” and at the same time, make a “tuh” sound. This way the child learns to identify groups of letters with sounds. A child using may also learn to read by matching letters and pictures on a computer screen.A child with autism who has a good environmental fit is in an environment that is geared toward their abilities. With a good fit, they may have more success with motor (movement) and academic (e.g. reading) tasks.The authors said that children with autism who had good environmental fit had fewer problem behaviors. They also completed more tasks correctly, and they felt better overall.

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Library Includes Kids With Special Needs in Story Time