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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Using feet may reshape the brain

Mar 24, 2020 by

For people without arms or those recovering from a stroke, using your feet may help reshape your brain. In fact, certain areas of the brain lit up on fMRIs when the toes of “foot artists” were stimulated, indicated that...

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More than 100 genes tied to autism

Mar 19, 2020 by

A landmark study from Mount Sinai has identified more than 100 genes associated with autism. Other developmental delays were tied to 49 of the 102 genes. The research was published in the journal Cell....

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Complaining rewires your brain

Mar 17, 2020 by

Patterns become imbedding in your brain and complaining is no exception. Stanford University researcher showed that complaining actually shrinks the hippocampus. That’s the area of the brain we need for intelligent thought and problem-solving....

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Two workouts that boost the brain’s plasticity

Mar 12, 2020 by

Although exercise in general is good for the brain, a new study from the University of South Australia has found that two particular styles of workout give the brain’s plasticity the biggest boost. The two exercises were 25 minutes...

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Boosting learning and memory while you sleep—with scents

Mar 3, 2020 by

New research has found that the strategic use of certain scents while learning and during sleep appears to improve exam performance. The results showed that using fragrance can work in everyday life—not just in a clinical setting....

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