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Scientists Discover Brain’s Anti Distraction System

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors’ perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.

This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction.

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The research is in Journal of Neuroscience. (full open access)

Research: “Suppression of Salient Objects Prevents Distraction in Visual Search” by John M. Gaspar and John J. McDonald in Journal of Neuroscience. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4161-13.2014 (

Image: Ashley Livingstone, an SFU first year master’s student, models a cap that is fitted with 128 electrodes. They are hooked up to monitor the wearer’s brain activity. Credit Simon Fraser University.

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The Mind & the Brain book club is discussing "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" by Daniel Pink tonight
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Even six-year-olds know who you sit beside matters, whether you're in first grade or at a high-powered dinner. But now a new study, using the US Senate Chamber as its laboratory, provides documented evidence of that phenomenon. It shows that where a person is located influences who they interact with and who they will turn to in order to build support for their own agenda.
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Anastasia Pryanikova, M.A., J.D. is a lawyer, linguist, certified coach, and the founder of E-Studio, LLC, a coaching and training company that translates neuroscience insights into solutions in the areas of collaboration, conflict management, public speaking and presentation skills, and social networking.

From a linguist and an ESL instructor, to a corporate lawyer working internationally, to a U.S. Small Business Administration legal adviser, Anastasia has been in the business of "changing people's minds" to facilitate high-stake conversations and decisions across borders, cultures, and industries.

Anastasia explores the intersection of the brain science, Web 2.0, collaboration, and conflict management. You can read her blog and learn more about her work at
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