BBC SCIENCE:HUMAN BODY & MIND

The Omega wave

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Elliot with his mother Sheila
Elliot with his mother Sheila.

Elliot is nine years old. A year ago, he was falling behind in his schoolwork, particularly reading – which he found a struggle. He had little interest in studying and would crash on the sofa to watch TV when he got home from school.

But over the past year, a dramatic change has taken place in Elliot. He has so...

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