Archive for September, 2012

Elite Athletes Struggle in Transition to Real World

September 24th, 2012
Elite Athletes Struggle in Transition to Real WorldStories abound of professional athletes having difficulty integrating into normal society when they retire. A new study provides insights on personal characteristics that contribute to the transition ...

Moral Decisions Often Based on Intuition, Not Logic

September 24th, 2012
Moral Decisions Often Based on Intuition, Not LogicNew research suggests how we make moral judgments is often different from how we believe those decisions evolve. Although we would ...

Autism Often Comes with Anxiety, GI Problems

September 23rd, 2012
Autism Often Comes with Anxiety, GI ProblemsMany children who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) also experience anxiety, chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems and atypical sensory responses (more severe reactions to light, sound or ...

Why Do We Believe Lies Even After They Are Proven Wrong?

September 23rd, 2012
Why Do We Believe Lies Even After They Are Proven Wrong?Why does some misinformation “stick” in the public consciousness? Researchers at The University of Western Australia — who noted several instances ...

Adults with Autism Have Unreliable Neural Responses

September 22nd, 2012
Adults with Autism Have Unreliable Neural ResponsesA new study, published in the journal Neuron, reveals that autistic adults have unreliable neural sensory responses to visual, auditory and somatosensory (touch) stimuli.  This poor response ...

‘Kangaroo Care’ Positively Impacts Preemies’ Brain Development

September 22nd, 2012
'Kangaroo Care' Positively Impacts Preemies' Brain Development  Kangaroo Mother Care -- in which a premature infant remains in skin-to-skin contact with the parent's chest rather than being placed in an incubator -- ...

Walking to the Beat May Improve Parkinson’s

September 22nd, 2012
Walking to the Beat May Improve Parkinson'sWalking to an audible beat may help individuals who need rehabilitation, according to a University of Pittsburgh study. The findings provide ...

Childhood Friends Can Forecast Adult Success

September 22nd, 2012
Childhood Friends Can Forecast Adult SuccessNew research has revealed your childhood friends probably had a better handle on your success as an adult than you did. A new study reveals that ...

Can You Simply ‘Erase’ Fear From the Brain?

September 21st, 2012
Can You Simply 'Erase' Fear From the Brain?nNewly formed emotional memories can be erased from the human brain, according to new research from Uppsala University in Sweden. "These ...

Migraines Linked to Emotional, Behavior Problems in Children

September 21st, 2012
Migraines Linked to Emotional, Behavior Problems in ChildrenChildren who get migraines are far more likely to have behavioral difficulties, including social and attention issues, as well ...