How sounds may influence fetal development

Feb 23, 2021 by

A new study by Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland found that exposure to sound encouraged more diverse cortical connections in newborn mice than mice housed in silent enclosures. The mice who were not exposed to sound developed...

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Researchers find visual dictionary in the brain for reading

Jan 14, 2021 by

Scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have identified a crucial region in the temporal lobe, known as the mid-fusiform cortex, which appears to act as the brain’s visual dictionary. They found that our ability...

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Framework to study brain connectivity in living organisms

Dec 22, 2020 by

A paper published in Nature Scientific Reports indicates lays out a large medical analytics framework that can be used in neuroscience and neurology to study brain connectivity in living organisms....

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Prenatal depression can alter child’s brain connectivity

Sep 8, 2020 by

Research published in JNeurosci indicates that prenatal depression can alter the baby’s brain connectivity and later, affect behavior....

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Regular exercise enhances cognition in children

Aug 10, 2020 by

The results from three experiments showed that the benefits of regular exercise on cognition were greater in kids who have poor cognitive skills. This was especially true with executive function....

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The 411 on dysgraphia

Aug 4, 2020 by

Dysgraphia, the technical term for “trouble with writing,” is typically characterized by poor spelling, impaired handwriting and problems selected the correct words to use. It affects children and adults but for adults, it’s more likely to occur following a...

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The Dyslexic Brain: Variability in Natural Speech is Challenging...

Jul 28, 2020 by

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have found neural-level evidence that the “continuous variation” in our natural speech makes it difficult for adults with developmental reading-deficit dyslexia to discriminate between phonemes....

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