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A revised map of where working memory resides in the brain

September 29, 2020

"Working memory: it's how you make a mental shopping list without forgetting the milk, or memorize a number just long enough to write it down. But working memory is more than a prerequisite for a successful errand -- the ability to briefly hold information in our minds lies at the heart of almost everything we do."

Epigenetic drivers for Alzheimer's disease uncovered

September 28, 2020

"New findings suggest that late-onset Alzheimer's Disease is driven by epigenetic changes -- how and when certain genes are turned on and off -- in the brain."

Playing video games as a child can improve working memory years later, researchers find

September 22, 2020

"A number of studies have shown how playing video games can lead to structural changes in the brain, including increasing the size of some regions, or to functional changes, such as activating the areas responsible for attention or visual-spatial skills. New research from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) has gone further to show how cognitive changes can take place even years after people stop playing."

 

Adoption Resources

Racism and Microaggressions in Transracial Adoption

Multiple publications AFFCNY

25 Helpful Resources for Transracial Adoptive Families

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Biracial Unicorns: Multiracial Adoptions/Transracial Unicorns

2 December 2019