Thursday, March 29, 2012

How Your Brain Is Like Manhattan : Shots - Health Blog : NPR

I have blogged repeatedly about the exciting new brain network research, esp. that by the Human Connectome project. This is awesome...and a cool picture at that.


http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/29/149629657/how-your-brain-is-like-manhattan


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Article: Dynaread Reading Special Education Knowledge Base


Dynaread Reading Special Education Knowledge Base
https://dynaread.com/service/

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Article: Albert Einstein's Brain To Go On Display At London Exhibit



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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

ADHD as a default brain network disorder




Some interesting research regarding the role of the default mode or default brain network and ADHD. Although the blog post is at the IM-HOME blog (conflict of interest - I am an external consultant to IM in the capacity as Director of Research and Science), most of the links are to other non-IM articles regarding the ADHD/default link. The Neuropsychopharm. article link and the link back to an annotated article (at the Brain Clock blog) published in Trends in Cognitive Science are important...IMHO


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Research byte: WISC-IV index score invariance in normal and clinical groups

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Research byte: How accurate are teacher judgements of student achievement?

Interesting meta-analysis on teacher judgement of student achievement with the articulation of an interesting explanatory model.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Research bytes: Two new Wechsler embedded malingering index studies

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AAIDD 2012 Conference




The 2012 AAIDD Annual Conference offers four blocks of concurrent sessions featuring information on the outcomes of more than 60 projects, programs, and research studies!

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Research byte: Does academic tracking differentially impact IQ?

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Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition - Online First Publications


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Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

The following articles have been published online this week before they appear in a final print and online issue of Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition:


Psychological Assessment - Online First Publications


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Psychological Assessment

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Journal of Educational Psychology - Online First Publications


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Journal of Educational Psychology

The following articles have been published online this week before they appear in a final print and online issue of Journal of Educational Psychology:

The Differential Effects of School Tracking on Psychometric Intelligence: Do Academic-Track Schools Make Students Smarter?
Becker, Michael; Lüdtke, Oliver; Trautwein, Ulrich; Köller, Olaf; Baumert, Jürgen

Early Math Interest and the Development of Math Skills.
Fisher, Paige H.; Dobbs-Oates, Jennifer; Doctoroff, Greta L.; Arnold, David H.








Sunday, March 25, 2012

IQs Corner Recent Literature of Interest: 3-25-12




Here are two weeks worth of IQs Corner Recent Literature of Interest (here and here)



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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Article: Math Anxiety Has Neurological Basis



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Aging brain webinar with Dr. Lee Hyer

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Current Directions in Psychological Science Table of Contents for 1 April 2012; Vol. 21, No. 2


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Current Directions in Psychological Science Online Table of Contents Alert

A new issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science is available online:
1 April 2012; Vol. 21, No. 2

The below Table of Contents is available online at: http://cdp.sagepub.com/content/vol21/issue2/?etoc


Articles
Developing Cognitive Control: Three Key Transitions
Yuko Munakata, Hannah R. Snyder, and Christopher H. Chatham
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 71-77
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/71

The Brain's Learning and Control Architecture
Jason M. Chein and Walter Schneider
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 78-84
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/78

Crew Schedules, Sleep Deprivation, and Aviation Performance
John A. Caldwell
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 85-89
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/85

Pupil Dilation Reflects the Creation and Retrieval of Memories
Stephen D. Goldinger and Megan H. Papesh
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 90-95
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/90

Why Do People Move Their Eyes When They Think?
Howard Ehrlichman and Dragana Micic
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 96-100
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/96

What We've Learned From Mistakes: Insights From Error-Related Brain Activity
Greg Hajcak
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 101-106
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/101

A Window on Reality: Perceiving Edited Moving Images
Tim J. Smith, Daniel Levin, and James E. Cutting
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 107-113
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/107

Psychological Detachment From Work During Leisure Time: The Benefits of Mentally Disengaging From Work
Sabine Sonnentag
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 114-118
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/114

Group Affect: Its Influence on Individual and Group Outcomes
Sigal G. Barsade and Donald E. Gibson
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 119-123
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/119

Expressing Emotions in Stressful Contexts: Benefits, Moderators, and Mechanisms
Annette L. Stanton and Carissa A. Low
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 124-128
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/124

Understanding the Physical-Symptom Experience: The Distinctive Contributions of Anxiety and Depression
Jerry Suls and M. Bryant Howren
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 129-134
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/129

A Reexamination of Sex Differences in Sexuality: New Studies Reveal Old Truths
David P. Schmitt, Peter K. Jonason, Garrett J. Byerley, Sandy D. Flores, Brittany E. Illbeck, Kimberly N. O'Leary, and Ayesha Qudrat
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 135-139
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/135

What Is It Like to Have a Body?
Matthew R. Longo and Patrick Haggard
Curr Dir Psychol Sci 2012;21 140-145
http://cdp.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/21/2/140




Psychometrika, Vol. 77, Issue 2 - New Issue Alert

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In this issue:
Online Calibration Methods for the DINA Model with Independent Attributes in CD-CAT
Ping Chen, Tao Xin, Chun Wang & Hua-Hua Chang
Abstract    Full text PDF

Identification of a Semiparametric Item Response Model
Michael Peress
Abstract    Full text PDF

Predicting Latent Class Scores for Subsequent Analysis
Janne Petersen, Karen Bandeen-Roche, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen & Klaus Groes Larsen
Abstract    Full text PDF

A New Heterogeneous Multidimensional Unfolding Procedure
Joonwook Park, Priyali Rajagopal & Wayne S. DeSarbo
Abstract    Full text PDF

Rotational Uniqueness Conditions Under Oblique Factor Correlation Metric
Carel F. W. Peeters
Abstract    Full text PDF

A Heterogeneous Bayesian Regression Model for Cross-sectional Data Involving a Single Observation per Response Unit
Duncan K. H. Fong, Peter Ebbes & Wayne S. DeSarbo
Abstract    Full text PDF

Some Paradoxical Results for the Quadratically Weighted Kappa
Matthijs J. Warrens
Abstract    Full text PDF

Detecting Treatment Effects with Small Samples: The Power of Some Tests Under the Randomization Model
Bryan Keller
Abstract    Full text PDF

Application of a Multidimensional Nested Logit Model to Multiple-Choice Test Items
Daniel M. Bolt, James A. Wollack & Youngsuk Suh
Abstract    Full text PDF

Parsimonious Structural Equation Models for Repeated Measures Data, with Application to the Study of Consumer Preferences
Terry Elrod, Gerald Häubl & Steven W. Tipps
Abstract    Full text PDF

The Cognitive-Miser Response Model: Testing for Intuitive and Deliberate Reasoning
Ulf Böckenholt
Abstract    Full text PDF

Regime Switching State-Space Models Applied to Psychological Processes: Handling Missing Data and Making Inferences
E. L. Hamaker & R. P. P. P. Grasman
Abstract    Full text PDF

Book Review
G. FITZMAURICE, M. DAVIDIAN, G. VERBEKE & G. MOLENBERGHS (eds) (2008) Longitudinal Data Analysis: A Handbook of Modern Statistical Methods.
Ji Hoon Ryoo
Abstract    Full text PDF
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Psychological assessment research is not all that easy

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Have another cup of Joe: Caffeine improves proofreading

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Personality Influences on Cognitive Training

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/beautiful-minds/201203/personality-influences-cognitive-training


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Journal of Educational Psychology - Online First Publications


APA Journal alert for:
Journal of Educational Psychology

The following articles have been published online this week before they appear in a final print and online issue of Journal of Educational Psychology:

Changing the Pond, Not the Fish: Following High-Ability Students Across Different Educational Environments.
Makel, Matthew C.;Lee, Seon-Young;Olszewki-Kubilius, Paula;Putallaz, Martha



Probing for the Multiplicative Term in Modern Expectancy–Value Theory: A Latent Interaction Modeling Study.
Trautwein, Ulrich;Marsh, Herbert W.;Nagengast, Benjamin;Lüdtke, Oliver;Nagy, Gabriel;Jonkmann, Kathrin


Monday, March 19, 2012

Article: Major Reference Works - Encyclopedia of Human Behavior


Major Reference Works - Encyclopedia of Human Behavior
http://www.elsevierdirect.com/article.jsp?pageid=11602

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Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Table of Contents for 1 April 2012; Vol. 30, No. 2


Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Online Table of Contents Alert

A new issue of Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment is available online:
1 April 2012; Vol. 30, No. 2

The below Table of Contents is available online at: http://jpa.sagepub.com/content/vol30/issue2/?etoc


Articles
The Impact of Test-taking Behaviors on WISC-IV Spanish Domain Scores in Its Standardization Sample
Thomas Oakland, Carmelo Callueng, and Josette G. Harris
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 139-147
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/2/139

Accuracy of Teacher Judgments of Preschoolers' Math Skills
Carolyn R. Kilday, Mable B. Kinzie, Andrew J. Mashburn, and Jessica V. Whittaker
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 148-159
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/2/148

Factorial and Item-Level Invariance of an Emotional Intelligence Scale Across Groups of International Students
Chuang Wang, Do-Hong Kim, and Kok-Mun Ng
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 160-170
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/2/160

Psychometric Analyses of the Problem-Focused Style of Coping (PF-SOC) Scale With Taiwanese Samples
Yuhsuan Chang, Yu-Ling Lan, Hung-Yu Lin, and Puncky Paul Heppner
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 171-180
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/2/171

Cross-Cultural Validation of the Five-Factor Structure of Social Goals: A Filipino Investigation
Ronnel B. King and David A. Watkins
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 181-193
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/2/181

The Validation of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index for Chinese Teachers From Primary and Middle Schools
Xiaozhong Huang, Weijian Li, Binghai Sun, Haide Chen, and Mark H. Davis
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 194-204
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/30/2/194


Test Review
Test Review: Children's Organizational Skills Scales
Fatih Kaya, Erhan Delen, and Nicola L. Ritter
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 205-208
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/30/2/205

Test Review: Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence—Second Edition (CTONI-2)
Erhan Delen, Fatih Kaya, and Nicola L. Ritter
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment 2012;30 209-213
http://jpa.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/30/2/209



Monday, March 12, 2012

Neuroscience and Education Special Issue Freely Available

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Research Byte: Cognitive-achievement relations and profiles study

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The Fuch's et al. continue to do some good cognitive-achievement LD related research. My concern is that never seem to try link this to the extant CHC cog-ach relations research that has been completed over the past 20 years (e.g., see McGrew & Wendling, 2010)






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Research Byte: Implications of select psychometric issues for neuropsych assessment

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

ADHD as a default brain network problem?







Trends in Cognitive Sciences, January 2012, Vol. 16, No. 1

I just skimmed this excellent article which is consistent with the hypothesis that problems with controlled attention (focus) may be responsible for a number of the behavioral symptoms of ADHD....and this is due to the poor ability to suppress the random self-talk of the default brain network. As per the IQs Reading feature, an annotated copy of the article is now available.

Based on my reading and research regarding Interactive Metronome technology, I advanced the position that the efficacy of this technology in improving focus or controlled attention is that it helps to "quiet the busy mind" that is due to the REST (random, episodic, spontaneous thought or thinking) of the default brain network. In simple terms, poor ability to suppress or quiet the default network results in poor controlled attention and focus...and one has a hard time with inhibiting the intrusion of these task-irrelevant thoughts when trying to engage in controlled, deliberate cognitive tasks.

This article reviews research that suggests that ADHD may be a default brain network disorder. The authors state "In 2007, Sonuga-Barke and Castellanos suggested that ADHD could be considered a default network disorder"...and the authors of the current article agree.


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Article: Dr. Seuss May Not Just Be Fun, It’s Also Good For the Brain…


Dr. Seuss May Not Just Be Fun, It's Also Good For the Brain…
http://www.brainpowerinitiative.com/2012/03/dr-seuss-may-not-just-be-fun-its-also-good-for-the-brain/

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

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