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New Scientist

Welcome to what the papers say. We update and add to this section - the majority of articles come from NewScientist - we have had to edit the articles for space reasons - however you can access the complete stories and other fascinating articles by subscribing to this publication. Hit the link 

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For Parents

For Parents

New medication that may be more acceptable than Ritalin

0X717 is still in the development stage. It reportedly works by boosting the activity of a key neurotransmitter that makes it easier to learn and encode memory which Julia Boyle at the University of Surrey, UK, and her colleague have now shown. It's effect on performance of a number of tasks has been impressive. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one such application the researchers are hoping may benefit from this development.

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For Organizations

For Organisations

Did you know you can't ignore an angry voice?

Research shows we have a system that prioritises "orienting towards significant stimuli even when these are not the focus of attention" - In simple terms the researcher looked at whether people could ignore an angry voice if they were listening to, or doing something else….they could not!

One good reason for asking people to resolve their differences without raising their voices.

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About Dr Sharon Lloyd

Dr Sharon Lloyd is well known in the South of England as an educational and occupational, chartered psychologist, a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

With over 20 years’ experience of work here and in Canada, training other professionals as well as running her own business, Dr Lloyd’s diagnostic work spans the entire age spectrum of learning needs, work styles and abilities.

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