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Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Our Publications (click here)

Studies we are eager to do. (click here)

Current Research (click here)

•    Effects of Low-dose versus Normal-dose Psychostimulants on Executive Functions in Children with ADHD (click here)

•     A follow-up to our MPH studies with ADHD kids and normal adults – to look at effects of a low dose of MPH on the EFs and academic performance of stressed university students. Who does MPH help and who does it hinder?  (click here)

•     Can training balance, or enjoying music, improve children’s ability to pay attention, solve problems and/or control their behavior?  (click here)

•    Possible Benefits to Mood, Quality of Life, Memory, and Executive Functions of Beloved Music with or without Social Interaction or Beloved Writings (e.g., Poetry, Stories, Psalms) for Adults Experiencing Mild Cognitive Decline  (click here)

•    The Effect of an Enriched Karate Program on Executive Functions and Socio-Emotional and Academic Skills in Typically-Developing Children   (click here)

•    Promoting the Well-Being of Inner-City Children, Families and Neighborhoods through Community Intervention: A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Study   (click here)

•    A Qualitative Study of the Broader Socioemotional Benefits of the JUMP Math Curriculum  (click here)

•    Study of the Possible Executive Function Benefits of ‘Mathematical Thinkers Like Me’  (click here)

•    Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Mother’s Mood on her Children’s Executive Functions  (click here)

•   Normative Study of the Development of Executive Functions from 4 – 18 years of age   (click here)

Recently Completed Research(click here)

•   Even Very Mild Stress Impairs the Executive Functions of Most People   (click here)

•   Review of all the different methods use to improve executive functions (cognitive training, physical activity, etc.) and at all ages (not just in children or just in older adults) (click here)

•   Sex Differences in the Effects of Mild Stress on Executive Functions   (click here)

•   What’s Best for Men is Not Always what’s Best for Women: Sex Differences in the Effects of COMT Genotypes in Older Adults   (click here)

•   Sex Difference in which polymorphism of the COMT Gene is more Beneficial
for Executive Functions varies with the Menstrual Cycle  (click here)

•   A Randomized Control Trial of Tools of the Mind in Kindergartens in the Lower Mainland   (click here)

•   Integrating Color and Shape aids Conditional Discrimination even though Separating them
aids Card Sorting   (click here)

•   A Dramatically Larger, more Robust, Developmentally More-Sensitive Flanker Effect   (click here)

•   The Social Simon Effect is seen as Early as the Simon Effect   (click here)

•   Assuming the Same Normal Body Temperature for Everyone is Not Justified   (click here)

•   A Powerful Example of how Biological and Environmental Factors Interact to produce a behavior   (click here)

•    Pharmacologically Modelling Individual Differences in the Effects of Mild Stress on Executive Functions using MPH   (click here)

•    The Effect of Storytelling vs. Story Reading on the Executive Functions of Fourth Graders (click here)


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