Maternal Stress May Affect Baby’s Brain Development

Nov 7, 2019 by

Researchers from King’s College London have found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy may affect the baby’s brain development. They found that, in stressed pregnant women, there was evidence of impaired development in the white matter tract in...

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Exercise improves cognitive function

Oct 9, 2019 by

A new study published in Scientific Reports has found a correlation between exercise and improved cognitive performance. The research also indicates that this boost in brain power is linked to white matter integrity....

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Focus-boosting Drugs Can Harm Cognitive Health

Sep 13, 2019 by

Although many younger adults are using Adderall and other stimulants without a prescription to help them stay focused at work or while they study, new research suggests that doing so isn’t worth the risk. Firstly, because the drugs only...

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Reading and Listening Evoke Near Identical Activity in Brain

Sep 3, 2019 by

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience indicates that reading a story and listening to it both activate the same areas in the brain that determine the words’ semantics or meaning. The findings may help us better...

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ADHD and IQ

Aug 20, 2019 by

There are misconceptions about ADHD being linked to IQ. Some people think kids with ADHD have a higher IQ that kids without it, while others think the opposite is true. The truth is that there’s no link between ADHD...

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New ‘child-friendly’ test for autism

Aug 14, 2019 by

For young children with autism, questionnaires and psychologist evaluations can be stressful. But new research has found an easier, stress-free tests for children with autism that involves tracking their gaze....

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How architecture can change the lives of children with autism...

Aug 10, 2019 by

Joan Scott Love has spent 5 years researching new ways to teach designers to create sensory-friendly spaces. The senior lecturer in interior architecture at Leeds Beckett University creates optimized learning environments for children of all needs and abilities. Check...

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