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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Young children would rather explore than get rewards

Sep 15, 2020 by

Given the choice, young children will pass up rewards they know they can collect in order to explore other options. The research, which was done on 4- to 5-year-old children, found that children continued to explore options besides high-value...

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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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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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Adult and baby brains ‘sync up’ during play

Feb 27, 2020 by

While watching adults and babies interact during play, researchers also measured the connections in their neural activity and found that it rose and fell together as they made eye contact and shared toys....

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TV can stall preschoolers cognitive development

Dec 24, 2013 by

Researchers at The Ohio State University found that preschoolers who have a TV in their bedroom and are exposed to more background TV generally have a decreased understanding of others’ beliefs and desires....

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