Testing online daily boosts college performance

Dec 25, 2013 by

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered ways to level the playing field for college students of lower incomes. The team found that things like “benchmark” quizzes (which gave instant results on incorrect answers) helped the...

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TV can stall preschoolers cognitive development

Dec 24, 2013 by

Researchers at The Ohio State University found that preschoolers who have a TV in their bedroom and are exposed to more background TV generally have a decreased understanding of others’ beliefs and desires....

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Study says antidepressants don’t increase risk of autism...

Dec 23, 2013 by

A Danish study looked at a mother’s use of SSRIs during pregnancy and her child’s risk of having autism and found no correlation. This was a large study. Some 600,000 children were followed to track results....

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Violent video games lead to teens cheating and eating more

Dec 22, 2013 by

A study from the Ohio State University has found that after playing violent video games, teens had less self-control (which made them eat more) and cheated more. The lead researcher believes that this shows that playing violent video games...

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Brains different in good vs. bad navigators

Dec 21, 2013 by

New research says that people who store relevant landmarks in their brain on a trip are better navigators than those who follow a fixed route (e.g., turn left twice, then turn right at statue). The research also indicates that...

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Decreases in estrogen after menopause not cause of cognition changes...

Dec 20, 2013 by

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that postmenopausal estrogen declines are unrelated to changes in mood or cognitive ability. On a separate note, they did find that there may be a link between progesterone levels and...

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