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Neuroscientists Identify Brain Mechanisms That Predict Generosity in Children

Yesterday − University of Chicago
University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. …
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• Wayne State University Study Reveals Mature Motorists Worse at Texting And Driving − Yesterday
• What Makes Kids Generous? Neuroscience Has Some Answers − Yesterday
• Expectant Fathers Experience Prenatal Hormone Changes − 2 days ago
• The Quality of Parent-infant Relationships And Early Childhood Shyness Predict Teen Anxiety − 2 days ago
• Subtle but Important Memory Function Affected by Preterm Birth − 2 days ago
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12-20-14

Neuroscientists Identify Brain Mechanisms That Predict Generosity in Children

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12-20-14
Family Criticizing Your Weight? You Might Add More Pounds
Women whose loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more pounds, says a new study on the way people's comments affect our health. …
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02-04-14

Brain Scans Show We Take Risks Because We Can't Stop Ourselves

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12-20-14

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12-19-14
Wayne State University Study Reveals Mature Motorists Worse at Texting And Driving
Detroit- A Wayne State University interdisciplinary research team in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has made a surprising discovery: older, more mature motorists -- who…
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12-20-14
Helping Parents Understand Infant Sleep Patterns
Most parents are not surprised by the irregularity of a newborn infant's sleep patterns, but by six months or so many parents wonder if something is wrong with their…
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12-18-14
Expectant Fathers Experience Prenatal Hormone Changes
ANN ARBOR--Impending fatherhood can lower two hormones--testosterone and estradiol--for men, even before their babies are born, a new University of Michigan study found. …
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12-18-14
Early Caregiving Experiences Have Long-term Effects on Social Relationships, Achievement
Do the effects of early caregiving experiences remain or fade as individuals develop? A new study has found that sensitive caregiving in the first three years of life predicts…
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12-18-14
The Quality of Parent-infant Relationships And Early Childhood Shyness Predict Teen Anxiety
Infants who frequently react to unfamiliar objects, people, and situations by becoming afraid and withdrawing are referred to as having a behaviorally inhibited temperament. As these infants grow up,…
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12-18-14
Subtle but Important Memory Function Affected by Preterm Birth
A new study has found that children born prematurely show differences in a subtle but important aspect of memory: the ability to form and retrieve memories about context, such…
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09-23-14
Note to Young Men: Fat Doesn't Pay
Men who are already obese as teenagers could grow up to earn up to 18 percent less than their peers of normal weight. So says Petter Lundborg of Lund…
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12-15-14
Faces That Distract from Actions
The sudden appearance of a face within our visual field can affect the motor action accompanying a gesture even if the face is totally unrelated to what we are…
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12-19-14
What Makes Kids Generous? Neuroscience Has Some Answers
It's no secret that people are judgmental, and young children are no exception. When children witness "good" or "bad" behavior, their brains show an immediate emotional response. But, according…
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12-17-14
Severely Mentally Ill Criminals: Who Goes to Prison And Who Goes to Psych Institutions?
People with a severe mental disorder who commit a crime and who are incarcerated have different characteristics compared to people who are hospitalized after committing an offence. These are…
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Psychiatry

Early Exposure to Antidepressants Affects Adult Anxiety And Serotonin Transmission


Yesterday − University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences
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Children & Parents

Naming People And Objects in Baby's First Year May Offer Learning Benefits Years Later


4 days ago − University of Massachusetts at Amherst
• Helping Parents Understand Infant Sleep Patterns − Yesterday
• What Makes Kids Generous? Neuroscience Has Some Answers − Yesterday
• The Quality of Parent-infant Relationships And Early Childhood Shyness Predict Teen Anxiety − 2 days ago
• Subtle but Important Memory Function Affected by Preterm Birth − 2 days ago
• Early Caregiving Experiences Have Long-term Effects on Social Relationships, Achievement − 2 days ago
• Certain Parenting Tactics Could Lead to Materialistic Attitudes in Adulthood − 4 days ago
 
Chronic Stress

Kent State Researchers Find More Smartphone Play Equals Less Fun During Leisure


16 days ago − Kent State University
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Alcoholism
Chronic Alcohol Intake Can Damage White Matter Pathways Across the Entire Brain

1 months ago − Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Chronic misuse of alcohol results in measurable damage to the brain. Chronic drinking may be particularly damaging to the integrity of frontal white matter tracts, which can interfere with cognitive and inhibitory control that, in turn, is important to achieve and maintain abstinence. A new study has used high-resolution structural magnetic resonance (MR) scans to determine the brain's regional vulnerability to chronic alcohol abuse, finding that abstinent alcoholics have…
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Learning

Naming People And Objects in Baby's First Year May Offer Learning Benefits Years Later


4 days ago − University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Women's Studies, Gender

22.7% of Pregnant Women Suffer Intimate Partner Violence


8 days ago − FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
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Political Behavior
Political Extremists May Be Less Susceptible to Common Cognitive Bias

4 days ago − Association for Psychological Science
People who occupy the extreme ends of the political spectrum, whether liberal or conservative, may be less influenced by outside information on a simple estimation task than political moderates, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. …
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Conflict

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Yesterday − University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
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Violence Behaivior

Behavioral Analysis of ISIS Brutality Presented in Violence And Gender Journal


3 days ago − Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
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