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21 Oct

Investigators from the School of Medicine, University of Szeged in Szeged, Hungary, looked into the mechanism whereby hypnosis boosts human learning.
 
It is known in a general way that learning and memory depend on different cognitive systems that are related to separate and distinct brain structures. These systems interact, not only in cooperative ways to optimize performance, but also sometimes in competitive ways.
 
Previous studies have shown that by reducing the engagement of frontal lobe-mediated explicit attentional processes, improved performance can result in striatum-related procedural learning.

10 Jul

Researchers from the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine looked at the immediate effects of a 20-minute combination of Tai Chi and Yoga, on anxiety, EKG and EEG scores, and computational math ability.

Thirty-eight adults participated in a 20-min Tai chi/yoga class. The session was comprised of standing Tai chi movements, balancing poses and a short Tai chi form, along with ten min of standing, sitting and lying down yoga poses.

18 May

A study from the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California tests whether cognitive behavioral training helps learning disabled older students (high school and college) with test anxiety.

A randomized, controlled clinical trial out of the psychology department at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California, tested whether a cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) for reducing test anxiety and improving academic self-esteem was effective for high school and college students with learning disabilities.