Orchids & Dandelions

Orchids & Dandelions

The Swedes have long had a name for children who bloom where they’re planted – whether in well-tended garden or a sidewalk crack – “dandelion children”.  Thomas Boyd, a University of Arizona developmental psychologist and Bruce Ellis, a developmental pediatrician from...
Emotional Style Brain Blog #8 – Attention

Emotional Style Brain Blog #8 – Attention

Attention seems an odd addition to the dimensions of Emotional Style as described by Richard Davidson in The Emotional Life of Your Brain, since we usually think of attention as a cognitive ability. A closer look, however, reveals that attention has both emotional and...
Move Your Butt, Grow Your Brain

Move Your Butt, Grow Your Brain

Students from Naperville, Illinois sure are smart.  In 1999 Naperville’s District 203 eighth graders scored sixth in math and first in the world in science in an international standards test called the TIMSS (Trends In International Mathematics and Science...