Navigation Links
Family's economic situation influences brain function in children
Date:11/28/2012

tional and motivational state, at different times.

In the afternoon, the participants' brain waves were recorded while they performed a task in which they heard different sounds being played simultaneously into both ears, and were required to press a button as fast as possible when they heard one particular sound.

There were no significant differences between the two groups in the accuracy or reaction time during the task. The researchers did, however, observe differences in brain wave patterns between the two groups. Higher SES children exhibited far larger theta waves in response to sounds they attended to than to than those they should have ignored. In the lower SES children, however, this pattern was reversed the theta waves evoked by the unattended sounds were much larger than those for the attended sounds.

There were also significant differences between the two groups in the contributions of the left and right hemispheres lower SES children exhibited stronger theta waves in the right frontal lobe in response to attended sounds.

Overall, the lower SES children had higher cortisol levels than the higher SES children during the school day, but the differences before and after the attention task were small, suggesting that the stress response of both groups to the task was similar. And the questionnaires revealed that both groups experienced similar levels of boredom and motivation throughout the day and a similar increase of boredom before the attention task.

The findings suggest that lower SES children have to exert more cognitive control to avoid attending to irrelevant stimuli than higher SES children, and that doing so therefore requires more mental effort. This may be because they live in more threatening environments, in which it might be advantageous to pay attention to a broad range of environmental stimuli which are not unambiguous distractions, and may turn out to be important for survival.

"We are now studying how other dom
'/>"/>

Contact: Amedeo D'Angiulli
amedeo@connect.carleton.ca
613-520-2600 x2954
Frontiers
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. In financial ecosystems, big banks trample economic habitats and spread fiscal disease
2. Sociology, economics researchers receive grant to study development across the human lifespan
3. Better Economic Status Tied to Peanut Allergy in Kids: Study
4. Socioeconomic status linked to childhood peanut allergy
5. Study Tallies Economic Fallout From Workers Heart Attacks
6. Ethnic disparities in breast cancer survival remain despite socioeconomic similarities
7. Socioeconomic disadvantage linked to breast cancer tumor disparity
8. Classifying neural circuit dysfunctions using neuroeconomics
9. Neuroeconomics to study decision-making in anxious individuals
10. Study finds socioeconomic status linked to weight gain and risk of obesity in African-American women
11. Hospital readmission rates linked to availability of care, socioeconomics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2015)... John Evans, a Gardant affordable assisted ... from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on April 24. ... Ct. in Pekin, Illinois, serves older adults of all ... to maintain their independence. , Becky Baker will entertain ... be served during the luau. , For more information, ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2015 Rosetta ... their facility, rounding out their list of diagnostic imaging ... center for patients on the Upper East Side of ... running at full capacity. The addition of PET-CT, combined ... their physicians the ability to work with patients through ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... ERGO-Pedic Products, LLC, which produces therapeutic memory ... to help a broader range of people plagued by ... second most common visitors to doctors. , “The ERGO-Pedic ... help relieve sitting pain. Then, only a couple months ... customers later, we began getting questions from those customers, ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 Riviera Magazine ... Kevin Sadati of the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery ... top beauty experts. The publication focused on his ... stem cell fat grafting, eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing and ... plastic surgery has resulted in thousands of satisfied ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Alcohol and Violence , The National Council ... and driving has been the focus of much public ... link between alcohol and crime received less public attention. ... sexual assault, and their relationship to alcohol have been ... adults in America were drinking alcohol at the time ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:John Evans Supportive Living Community Prepares for Party on the Patio 2Health News:Seat Cushion Company Credits Customer Driven Design For Two New Products 2Health News:Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon Featured in Premier Magazine Focused on Beauty 2Health News:Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon Featured in Premier Magazine Focused on Beauty 3Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Raises Awareness on Alcohol Related Prevention 3
... India -- Vishwa Mohan Katoch, M.D., will give a ... at the AACR International Conference on New Horizons in ... 2011, in Gurgaon, Delhi (NCR), India. Katoch ... Health Research and director-general of the Indian Council of ...
... the last, seniors should be advised that, along with seasonal ... victim to elder financial abuse is also increasing. Older adults ... exploitation, how to prevent it, and what to do if ... A. Roberto, director of the Center for Gerontology at Virginia ...
... WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Most everyone knows the ... holidays approaching, an expert warns that walking under ... "Every movement ranging from driving a car to simply walking ... surgeon at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., said ...
... A study conducted by researchers at Boston University School ... (DEP) and house dust extract (HDE) causes pulmonary inflammation ... Jiyoun Kim, PhD, professor of pathology, was published in ... Pathology and was selected by the editorial board ...
... difficult task, but Thomas Jefferson University researchers have ... the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ... "human immune system" mouse model closely mimics a person,s specific ... fever, caused by the bacteria Borrelia hermsii . ...
... Philadelphia, PA, December 14, 2011 Women with a ... prevent preterm birth, according to a landmark study by ... rate of preterm birth by 42%, and significantly reduced ... for mechanical ventilation, as well as a composite of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Tis the season to be wary of elder financial abuse 2Health News:'Tis the season to be wary of elder financial abuse 3Health News:'Tis the season to be wary of elder financial abuse 4Health News:Jefferson researchers mirror human response to bacterial infection and resolution in mice 2Health News:Vaginal progesterone reduces preterm birth, neonatal morbidity and mortality in women at risk 2Health News:Vaginal progesterone reduces preterm birth, neonatal morbidity and mortality in women at risk 3Health News:Vaginal progesterone reduces preterm birth, neonatal morbidity and mortality in women at risk 4
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - The issue: ... recalling one lot (lot 710535) of Clavulin-400 (70mL) after receiving ... been found in one bottle of the  product. No other ... Clavulin-400 is an oral antibiotic used in adults ... bacterial infections. Clavulin-400 comes as a powder in bottles and ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Contego Medical, the first and only ... for angioplasty balloon and stent delivery catheters, announces ... financing round led by Hatteras Venture Partners, an ... medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics and related opportunities in ... Partners, Lookout Capital and Medical Mutual. ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... HILL, N.C. , April 17, 2015  Regulatory ... the newly released bipartisan discussion draft called "21 st ... document is planned to be taken up by Congress ... how pharmaceutical and medical device products are developed and ... For that reason, many companies have begun to consider ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Advisory - Clavulin-400 liquid oral antibiotic: One lot recalled after glass pieces found in one bottle 2Contego Medical Closes $5.6 Million in Series B Funding 2Contego Medical Closes $5.6 Million in Series B Funding 321st Century Cures: A Regulatory Game-Changer for the Pharmaceutical Industry 2
... Cancer Awareness Month , , ... for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ... cancer, educating patients about the disease and the resources that ... Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer ...
... medicine company PreMD Inc. (TSX: PMD; PREMF.pk) today announced ... clinical study with one of the world,s largest cosmetic ... in conjunction with one of the cosmetic company,s skin ... an earlier successful study completed by PreMD with the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer 2ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer 3ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer 4ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer 5ASGE and The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Partner to Raise Awareness About Pancreatic Cancer 6PreMD Inc. Enters Clinical Study with Cosmetics Conglomerate 2
200 L, Bulk, yellow Recommended for 20, 25, 50, 100 and 200 L pipettes. Can also be used with 300 L pipettes when pipetting 200 L or less....
Capillary section fits into a 0.3-mm well for accurate loading of sequencing gels...
... to optimize the accuracy and precision of ... is widely recognized by customers throughout the ... over the years and now covers a ... including filter tips, certified pure tips, stepper ...
... order tips. Each box contains 10,000 tips ... in easy-to-open, re-sealable Bulk Packs of 200 ... with a tamper-proof strip which can easily ... Diamond Tips. Bulk Packs are closed using ...
Medicine Products: