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 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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New Genetic Mutations Linked to ASD

Jul 24, 2020 by

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1, which is interacts with several autism genes. The mutations affect memory, learning and brain development....

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Repeated Head Impacts Worsen Later-Life Cognition

Jul 17, 2020 by

A team of top scientists from across the United State analyzed the records of 13,323 people (average age was 62) and found that those exposed to repetitive head impacts were associated with worsened depression and cognitive function—even decades later....

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Playtime With Dad May Improve Children’s Self-Control

Jul 10, 2020 by

In a fascinating new study from the University of Cambridge, researchers found that children whose fathers make time to play with them from a very young age may find it easier to control their behavior and emotions as they...

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Babies’ Attention Boosted by Bilingual Home

Apr 25, 2020 by

A new study from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK has found that infants from bilingual homes pay attention to new information faster than other children. The research was published in the journal Royal Society Open Science....

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