Blogging for A Mindful Society

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    February 28, 2017

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Adele Diamond, PhD, FRSC
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Adele Diamond is the Canada Research Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a member of the Royal Society of Canada, and was recently listed as one the 15 most influential neuroscientists alive today.
One of the founders of the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Dr. Diamond is at the forefront of research on executive functions and on the prefrontal cortex on which they depend. Executive functions include ‘thinking outside the box’ (cognitive flexibility), mentally relating ideas and facts (working memory), and giving considered responses rather than impulsive ones, resisting temptations and staying focused (inhibitory control, including selective attention).
Dr. Diamond has made discoveries that have improved treatment for two different medical disorders and discoveries that have impacted education, improving the lives of millions of children. Her work has shown that executive functions can be improved at any age, even in the very young. Recently she has turned her attention to the possible roles of traditional activities, such as music and dance, in improving executive functions, academic outcomes, and mental health.

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