Genius without the “Great Man”: New possibilities for the by Laura Ball

By Laura Ball

Genius with out the “Great Man”:New percentages for the historian of psychology.
Ball, Laura C.
History of Psychology, Vol 15(1), Feb 2012, 72-83.
doi: 10.1037/a0023247

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Finally, evidence for improved functioning was evident 2 months later despite no intervening practice. Related results have been reviewed by Diamond and Lee (2011). -Y. I. , 2012), in the latter case typically using attention or working memory tasks. Usually the tasks increase in difficulty over time, pushing traininggroup participants to continually improve. As an example of this body of research, a yearlong curriculum-based program termed Tools of the Mind, which is designed to improve executive function, results in rather large gains in the ability to resolve conflict (Diamond & Lee, 2011).

Tang, Y. , Stein, E. , & Posner, M. I. (2010). -Y. I. Posner induces white-matter changes in the anterior cingulate. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 107, 16649–16652. Tang, Y. , et al. (2009). Central and autonomic nervous system interaction is altered by short-term meditation. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 106, 8865–8870. Tang, Y. , et al. (2007). Short term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 104, 17152–17156 Tang, Y.

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