Increasing sleep after trauma may help improve memory and learning...

Nov 19, 2020 by

A new study from Washington State University has found that increasing the amount of time spent asleep immediately after a traumatic experience may easy any negative consequences. The research builds a case for sleep therapeutics following trauma—especially for military...

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Human born with brains ‘prewired’ for words

Nov 3, 2020 by

A team of researchers from Ohio State University reports that humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the state at birth for people to learn...

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to ADHD-related behaviors...

Oct 1, 2020 by

A team of U.S. researchers found that exposure to chemicals that interfere with endocrines may increase the risk of developing ADHD. These chemicals are found in some personal care products, pharmaceuticals and packaging and food processing equipment....

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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 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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