What is cognitive flexibility?

What is cognitive flexibility?

Cognitive flexibility is the ability to adapt our behaviour and thinking in response to the environment. Cognitive flexibility occurs in two main ways: The ability to think about multiple things at the same time. The ability to modify thinking based on a change in expectations and/or demands.

What are the 3 core executive functions?

Executive function and self-regulation skills depend on three types of brain function: working memory, mental flexibility, and self-control. These functions are highly interrelated, and the successful application of executive function skills requires them to operate in coordination with each other.

How do you teach cognitive flexibility?

Engaging Cognitive Flexibility Classroom Activities

  1. Show Creative Examples of Cognitive Rigidity.
  2. Challenge Students to Play Games Differently.
  3. Play Word Games and Tell Jokes With Students.
  4. Introduce Fun Surprises During the Day.

What do you need to know about CRISPR screening?

What is CRISPR screening? CRISPR screening is a large-scale genetic loss-of-function experimental approach designed to find the equivalent of a few needles in a haystack. CRISPR screening facilitates discovery of key genes or genetic sequences that elicit a specific function or phenotype for a cell type (for a few examples, see Table 1).

How is the CRISPR gene editing technique used?

This gene-editing technique is based on the natural defense mechanism found in some bacteria. It uses a specific enzyme — Cas9 — to identify and eliminate predetermined genes and DNA sequences. It is a cheaper, more effective, and endlessly adaptable form of gene manipulation, and it seems to work in every model organism.

Why is CRISPR more effective in vitro than in vivo?

The technology is always more effective in vitro because every cell in your body contains DNA, and a treatment may require the vast majority of those DNA strands to be altered. The fewer cells to edit, the more likely that CRISPR can effectively knock them out.

Which is the first disease to be cured by CRISPR?

Most likely, the first disease CRISPR helps cure will be caused by just one flaw in a single gene, like sickle cell disease. There aren’t a lot of those conditions — many diseases involve a lot of genes — but they might be the easiest to tackle.