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It’s been nearly a year that we’ve been shut indoors. And with each class that’s held on the couch, on a bean bag chair, or at the kitchen table, everyone’s learning styles, idiosyncrasies, and ways of working are on full display. Your daughter might be a straight-A student. But did you know that she is prone to daydreaming? Or did you know that your son has a subconscious habit of jiggling his leg under the table? His sister now does — and it’s driving her bonkers.

When school is held in a traditional classroom setting, teachers and educational support staff…


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Love them or hate them, video games are only growing in popularity. The entire video gaming market is expected to be worth more than $200 billion by 2023. If you’re in the “hate them” camp, perhaps it’s because you’ve heard about how video games are shrinking kids’ attention spans -or even causing ADHD — even though there is actually zero evidence behind this. That said, super-fast-paced TV shows and video games do have a special appeal for kids who have ADHD, according to Dr. …


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Forgetfulness, procrastination, spontaneity: The behaviors of people who have ADHD can be both draws and turn-offs for potential partners. A sense of adventure and acting on impulse can help keep a relationship fresh and alive. Who wouldn’t jump at a loved one suddenly offering to whisk the two of you away to a cozy getaway for a few days? On the other hand, forgetting to respond to that dating app might lead your latest online crush to suspect that you’re playing the field, even though you’re done with swiping right. …


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That new PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X was the highlight of your holiday gift-giving this past holiday season. Given that your family has been cooped up during the pandemic — and especially during the cold, dark days of winter — any shakeup to the usual indoor entertainment routine will be welcomed with open arms. But are there any health risks involved with long-term gaming? How does video gaming affect ADHD?

“I wouldn’t say that videogames are 100 percent harmful to people with ADHD,” says Ken Fierheller, a registered psychotherapist in Calgary, Alberta. Long story short: gaming is okay —…


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As Andy Williams once sang — and as the annual holiday commercial barrage won’t let you forget — the holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year!” Children and adults alike get a reprieve from their usual routine, enjoying time off to frolic outside and partake in cherished traditions. Even — or perhaps especially — during this pandemic time, the annual year-end break is a much-needed chance to blow off steam and make the most of the shorter days and cooler weather.

Yet with this change to the schedule comes disruption. For anyone, falling out of the usual…


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We at Narbis know what it’s like to be distracted. It’s kind of our reason for being. And with lack of focus comes delays and forgetfulness. So for the last-minute shopper, what’s better than a last-minute gift list to help anyone who’s found themselves getting easily distracted when working or distance-learning from home?

We’ve put together this list of nifty gadgets for 2020 holiday gift giving to get you focused and ready for whatever 2021 brings you.

1. Narbis smart glasses


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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been garnering headlines of late. Whether it’s virtual learning during the pandemic bringing children’s struggles with attention to light or the recent epidemic of adult diagnoses with the condition, ADHD has been front and center in the conversation about the shift to digital work and education. But what is ADHD?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition with an array of symptoms that can be detrimental to academic study or productivity in the workplace. Symptoms can include not being able to sustain attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. …


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Narbis’ neurofeedback smart glasses teach you to pay attention by analysing your brain activity, training your brain to weed out distractions, thus priming it to operate in a highly focused state, helping you become more productive as a result. Yet in a way, putting them on can help you see the world through the eyes of a NASA pilot. You see, the neurofeedback algorithms that Narbis uses to check when your brain activity is indicative of losing focus is one and the same as that used to track pilots’ attention as they power through their exploratory missions.

Narbis founder and…


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Most of your child’s virtual learning issues have been ironed out. You’ve figured out what school supplies will help streamline virtual learning beyond three-ring binders and gel pens. And for better or for worse, your kitchen table has become the default household classroom.

You’ve got your kids to keep it all together amid virtual learning. You, on the other hand, are still reeling with the stress of it all: constant alerts on your smartwatch about the latest developments with the pandemic or politics; Slack alerts from your coworkers; and the general unease of being cooped up inside. And despite your…


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Years of scientific research support the effectiveness of neurofeedback as a non-invasive, non-drug way to change the way your brain functions. Neurofeedback has been adopted to treat an array of clinical disorders including ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and insomnia.

By monitoring brainwave activity using electrodes on the scalp (electroencephalography, or EEG), neurofeedback gives personalized feedback about the brain’s inner workings. Neurofeedback rewards healthy brainwave activity over unhealthy activity, ultimately reducing unwanted symptoms and behavior.

While there is a body of independent studies supporting the efficacy of neurofeedback for diagnosed conditions mentioned above, people have begun to recognize…

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