Sensory Gating, Attention and Creativity

Northwestern University researchers explore link between sensory gating, attention and creativity.

Zabelina, D.L., O’Leary, D., Pornpattananangkul, N., Nusslock, R. & Beeman, M. (2015). Creativity and sensory gating indexed by the P50: Selective versus leaky sensory gating in divergent thinkers and creative achievers. Neuropsychologia, 69, 77-84.

Exercise and Attention

Emerging evidence suggests regular morning exercise may improve attention in youth.

Hoza, B., Smith, A.L., Shoulberg, E.K., Linnea, K.S., Dorsch, T.E., Blazo, J.A., Alerding, C.M. & McCabe, G.P. (2014). A randomized trial examining the effects of aerobic physical activity on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms in young children. Journal of Abnormal Clinical Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-014-9929-y

Rommel, A., Halperin, J.M., Mill, J., Asherson, P. & Kuntsi, J. (2013). Protection from genetic diathesis in ADHD: Possible complementary roles of exercise. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(9), 900-910.