Beginning to discuss highly sensitive children health means understanding what a heightened sensory or other kinds of heightened experiences are and how they influence how a child perceives the world. Given the spatial embodied knowledge is vital to the experiences of highly sensitive people, we will begin by examining the nature of space at a … Continue reading
BACKGROUND: Individuals with social phobia (SP) show sensitivity and attentiveness to other peoples states of mind. Although cognitive processes in SP have been extensively studied, these individuals social cognition characteristics have never been examined before. We hypothesized that high socially anxious individuals (HSA) may exhibit elevated mentalizing and empathic abilities. METHODS: Empathy was assessed using … Continue reading
Disembodied Electronic Spaces Discussing electronic technology in a book about the senses may seem counter-intuitive. However, today’s urban children are immersed in media that are altering their relationship to space in ways our species has never encountered before. A new spatial dimension has been introduced by our modern times. Electronic technologies have altered the nature … Continue reading
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Rule-applying neurons work better under the influence of the happy hormone, researchers have found. The chemical messenger dopamine – otherwise known as the happiness hormone – is important not only for motivation and motor skills. It seems it can also help neurons with difficult cognitive tasks, they report. via Dopamine helps with math rules as … Continue reading
An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for kindergarten, a new study from Oregon State University shows. More via Self-regulation intervention boosts school readiness of at-risk children, study shows — ScienceDaily.
Attending to and caring about the emotions of employees and colleagues – that’s for wimps, not for tough businesspeople and efficient performers, right? Wrong! An extensive international study has now shown: The “ability to recognize emotions” affects income. via It pays to have an eye for emotions — ScienceDaily.
A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally. via Playing action video games can boost learning, study finds — ScienceDaily.
Excerpt from Look into my eyes: Children can be trained to improve recognition of other people’s emotions — ScienceDaily. Children can using training to spot crucial cues on someone’s emotional state, new research has shown. It is hoped the findings could lead to new or improved interventions for children and adults who have difficulty recognizing … Continue reading
Excerpt from: How Do Symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder Change Over Time? – Understood. As kids grow older, their sensory processing issues may appear differently. Young children with sensory processing issues might be extremely fussy. In grade school, they might be awkward and have difficulty with transitions. And as teenagers, they may have trouble figuring … Continue reading