Kids wore video cameras in their preschool class, for science

The researchers documented the different experiences by having the children wear a video camera on their head for 2 hours on one day to see what the class was like from the child’s perspective.

Sep 16

Categories: Child Development

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Commonly used antibiotics may lead to heart problems

Therapeutic Evaluation Unit found that current users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, such as Ciprofloxacin or Cipro, face a 2.4 times greater risk of developing aortic and mitral regurgitation, where the blood backflows into the heart, compared to ...

Sep 14

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Narcissism tracked from young adulthood to middle age

Narcissism, often characterized by a sense of grandiosity and excessive self-admiration, is found to be less prominent as an individual matures. However, this does not occur to everyone to the same extent.

Sep 13

Categories: Personality problems

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Children of anxious mothers twice as likely to have hyperactivity in ...

Anxiousness in mothers during pregnancy may result in the hyperactivity of their unborn child when the child reaches adolescence.

Sep 12

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Pregnancy & ...

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How your brain remembers motor sequences

Contrary to common assumption, researchers found that overlapping regions in the premotor and parietal cortices represent the sequences in multiple levels of motor hierarchy, whereas the individual finger movements were uniquely represented in the ...

Sep 11

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Teens Who Don't Date Are Less Depressed and Have Better Social Skills

Dating might seem to be a good idea for teenagers to develop their sense of self, improve social skills and mature emotionally. However, according to a new study conducted by the University of Georgia, this might not be the case. Staying single ...

Sep 10

Categories: Depression, Relationships & Marriage

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Genetic regions associated with left-handedness identified

It was already known that genes have a partial role in determining handedness – studies of twins have estimated that 25% of the variation in handedness can be attributed to genes – but which genes these are had not been established in the ...

Sep 9

Categories: Child Development

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Hardship during the Great Recession linked with lasting mental health ...

Individuals who were troubled by financial or employment issues due to the Great Recession were more likely to show increases in depressive symptoms, anxiety as well as substance use problems.

Sep 7

Categories: Anxiety, Depression

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Furry Friends EDepression and feelings of loneliness are common in ...

How does one cope with the loss of their spouse? The answer is to get a pet, according to researchers from Florida State University.

Sep 6

Categories: Grief, Loss, Bereavement

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Giving People Simple “Moral Nudges” Encourages Them To Donate ...

Simply getting people to consider morally correct decisions can lead them to make more pro-social decisions, such as donating more money or engaging in more environmentally-friendly behaviours.

Sep 5

Categories: Other

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Big brains or big guts: Choose one

A global study compared 2,062 birds found that in highly variable environments, birds tend to have either larger or smaller brains relative to their body size. It was found that birds with relatively smaller brains tended to use ecological ...

Sep 4

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Further Evidence That Acting Like An Extravert Can Boost Wellbeing

Engaging in behaviours which are typical of extraverts can allow individuals to feel happier and improves their wellbeing.

Sep 3

Categories: Other

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Lack of oxygen doesn’t kill infant brain cell

Research shows that even a brief 30 minute of hypoxia is enough to persistently disrupt the structure and function of the brain region known as the hippocampus, which is important for learning and memory. These findings raise new concerns about the ...

Sep 2

Categories: Child Development

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Neurological brain markers might detect risk for psychotic disorders

People who may hear and see things that are not there could have symptoms of psychosis, better known as psychotic disorders. Researchers at the University of Missouri have found neurological markers in the human brain that can be used to detect ...

Aug 31

Categories: Adult psychological development

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Changing Partners Doesn't Change Relationship Dynamics

Relationships tend to revert back to the same patterns eventually despite having a different romantic partner, according to a new study conducted by the University of Alberta. While things may seem new and improved during the honeymoon phase of a ...

Aug 30

Categories: Ending a relationship issues, Relationships & Marriage

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