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January 4, 2010
"To twist an old quip: Theories come and theories go, the environment remains. The first half of the 20th century was a big bang for the idea that every child was born a blank slate to be shaped by family and social environments. During the second half of the 20th century, the obtuse pendulum of...
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Monday, January 4, 2010 New book in 2010 to explore neurodiversity From the description of Neurodiversity: Discovering the Extraordinary Gifts of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Other Brain Differences at Amazon.com. The author, Dr. Thomas Armstrong, has a blog on Neurodiversity – the book, where you can find out more about his writings. The book is...
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#CNN# –"The works of David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide September 12, are famous for their obsessively observed detail and emotional nuance. David Foster Wallace reportedly battled depression for 20 years. Certain characteristics of his prose — hypersensitivity and constant rumination, or persistent contemplation — reflect a pattern of temperament that some psychology researchers say...
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Researchers at Stanford Medical School have demonstrated that children of bipolar parents score higher on a non-verbal creativity test than children of "healthy" parents.  The study compared creativity scores of 40 bipolar parents and 40 offspring (half of whom had bipolar disorder and the other half of whom had ADHD), with 18 healthy adults and 18 healthy...
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