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Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of Addiction

March 29th, 2014
Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of AddictionResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in the brains of college-aged students who only occasionally use ...

Face Recognition is Possible Through Specific Brain Mechanism

March 29th, 2014
Face Recognition is Possible Through Specific Brain MechanismHumans are extremely adept at recognizing faces. But why is this? Some scientists believe that our brains have unique functions that specialize only in face recognition. Others say that ...

Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles

March 28th, 2014
Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future HurdlesA somber new study of some 14,000 U.S. children finds that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with parents and are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems ...

Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity

March 28th, 2014
Risk for Bipolar Disorder Linked with Creativity A new study suggests that inspiration, or the idea to spawn creative works, is associated with people at higher risk of developing bipolar disorder. Researchers from Lancaster University ...

Instinctual Detection of Deceit Beats Conscious Effort

March 27th, 2014
Instinctual Detection of Deceit better than Conscious EffortsNewly published research explains that a person’s automatic associations may be more accurate than purposeful efforts when detecting between a truth and a lie. The finding, as published in ...

Video Games Can Impact Kids for Good or Ill

March 26th, 2014
Video Games Can Impact Kids for Good or IllA new study suggests that children can learn aggressive ways of thinking and behaving from violent video games. The study was a followup to a report that ...

Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement Benefits

March 26th, 2014
Mentally Tough Job Provides Cognitive Retirement BenefitsResearchers have determined that although a mentally demanding job may lead to stress issues during a person’s working career, this type of vocation has a protective effect on ...

Small Neonates at Risk for Future Math Difficulties

March 23rd, 2014
Babies Born Small for Gestational Age at Risk for Future Math DifficultiesBabies born small for their gestational age are at greater risk for having future problems in math, according to a new study by the ...

Homeless With Brain Injury More Likely to visit ER, Be Arrested, or Be Assaulted

March 23rd, 2014
Homeless With Brain Injury More Likely to visit ER, Be Arrested or Be AssaultedNew research has found that homeless people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are more likely to visit an ...

Sharing Sounds with Caregiver Helps Child Learn to Talk

March 20th, 2014
Sharing Sounds with Caregiver Helps Child Learn to Talk  New research suggests the social feedback loop that develops when parents and children "talk" to each other is important for language development. Moreover, the loop ...