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Study finds sleep deprivation affects children’s brains differently than adults’ Any parent can tell you about the consequences of their child not getting enough sleep. But there is far less known about the details of how sleep deprivation affects children’s brains and what this means for early brain development. “The process of sleep may be involved in brain ‘wiring’ in childhood and thus affect brain [...]
Power poses don’t help and could potentially backfire, study shows The idea behind power poses, that if you stand in a “powerful” position, broad posture, hands on hips, shoulders high and pushed back, you will suddenly feel psychologically and physiologically stronger, is intuitively appealing, especially for people without much confidence. The problem is that it’s simply not true, according to University of Pennsylvania researchers Coren [...]
Young toddlers can tell when others hold false beliefs, study finds A new study finds that, under the right conditions, 2 1/2-year-old children can answer questions about people acting on false beliefs, an ability that most researchers believe does not develop until age 4. The results are reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Having the ability to represent false beliefs means recognizing [...]
Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease called epileptic encephalopathy Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. The scientists from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, led by Peter McPherson, along with collaborators in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Germany, and at SickKids Hospital and [...]
It’s all in the eyes: Women and men really do see things differently Women and men look at faces and absorb visual information in different ways, which suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to a team of scientists that included psychologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers used an eye tracking device on almost 500 participants at the Science Museum [...]
Prevention program safeguards children’s brains from effects of poverty A University of Georgia research team has shown for the first time that participation in a prevention program known as the Strong African American Families Program, which enhances supportive parenting and strengthens family relationships, removes the effects of poverty on brain development. In a paper published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association [...]
Program helps teens ‘get the message’ about distracted driving A program to educate teens about distracted driving–including a tour of a hospital trauma center and testimony from a trauma survivor–can increase awareness of the dangers of texting, cell phone use, and other distractions while driving, reports a study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses. After going [...]
Wives with a ‘soul mate’ view of marriage are less likely to volunteer, study finds Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well. But husbands’ romantic view of marriage was associated with neither their own nor their wives’ volunteering, according to a Baylor University study. The study — “Marital Investments and Community Involvement: A Test [...]
When judging other people, first impressions last A well-known saying urges people to “not judge a book by its cover.” But people tend to do just that – even after they’ve skimmed a chapter or two, according to Cornell University research. Vivian Zayas, professor of psychology at Cornell University, and her colleagues found that people continue to be influenced by another person’s [...]
Pet Therapy for Your Love Life Can your relationship with your dog, cat, or betta fish predict the success of your romantic relationships?
Sometimes just watching hurts, and the signs of pain are seen in the brain Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), a disabling chronic pain disorder in a limb. In CPRS patients, both own movements and just observing other persons’ movements may aggravate the pain.
The Rich Life Measured in Toilet Paper I like toilet paper. And when I am out of it, there is that frantic millisecond when I am desperately scrambling for the nearest paper substitute. It is a helpless feeling. This is money in a nutshell. Like toilet paper, we obsess about money when … ...
The Dangerous “Reveries” of HBO's Westworld Series What do Stephen Hawking and HBO's new series Westworld have in common? Dire warnings of ways in which artificial intelligence can learn to out maneuver us.
Prevention program safeguards children's brains from effects of poverty, says study Participation in a prevention program known as the Strong African American Families Program, which enhances supportive parenting and strengthens family relationships, removes the effects of poverty on brain development, research demonstrates for the first time.
How to avoid feeling depressed on Facebook Comparing yourself with others on Facebook is more likely to lead to feelings of depression than making social comparisons offline, investigators report.
Let's Think About Meaning in Life I asked people what makes their lives meaningful. Here's what they said.
Are You Living a Vicarious Life? Many of us live out our lives trying to fulfill long held dreams, trying to meet personal or familial expectations, or in the moment. However, there are some people that … ...
NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales Introduction According to the nichq.org, “The NICHQ Vanderbilt Assessment Scales were developed through the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Learning Collaborative project. This resource is used by healthcare professionals to … ...
The Learning Method That Improves Memory By 50%+ How to totally block the effects of stress on your memory. Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are: The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
How To Create The Perfect Workspace For Writing Where do you like to write? Where do you feel the most comfortable, and the least distracted? Do you like it dark and womb-like, or open and bright? Do you … ...