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‘Princess Leia’ brainwaves help sleeping brain store memories Every night while you sleep, electrical waves of brain activity circle around each side of your brain, tracing a pattern that, were it on the surface of your head, might look like the twin hair buns of Star Wars’ Princess Leia. The Salk Institute scientists who discovered these circular “Princess Leia” oscillations, which are described [...]
Preventing adolescent substance use may need to start in early childhood Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests the approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood. “The children of parents with alcohol problems are at much greater risk for underage drinking and developing a substance use disorder,” says the study’s author, Rina Das Eiden, [...]
Study provides insight into children’s race and gender identities Children’s knowledge and use of race and gender labels have been well-explored by researchers, but how kids think about their own identities in those contexts, especially before adolescence, is less clear. A new study from the University of Washington provides a rare glimpse into how children perceive their social identities in middle childhood. The research [...]
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'Princess Leia' brainwaves help sleeping brain store memories Every night while you sleep, electrical waves of brain activity circle around each side of your brain, tracing a pattern that, were it on the surface of your head, might look like the twin hair buns of Star Wars' Princess Leia. The scientists who discovered these circular "Princess Leia" oscillations think the waves are responsible each night for forming associations between different aspects of a day's memories.
Fake News: Facebook Helps You Feel Well-Informed, Regardless of... After the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook faces the spotlight for spreading fake news stories. There are now hundreds (perhaps thousands) of fake news web sites — sites that publish news articles that look and seem to be real, but are complete fiction. And unlike … ...
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Managing Anger in Animal Welfare Work Several years ago, while working at the local humane society, a co-worker of mine came bursting through the door screaming, “I can’t (F-bomb) take this anymore!” I suggested we go … ...