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Signature brain activity in infants predicts ASD symptoms

Signature brain activity in infants predicts ASD symptoms

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of babies' brains

Obesity in expectant mothers may hinder the development of babies' brains

Formal education is critical for cognitive functioning across the life span

Formal education is critical for cognitive functioning across the life span

Placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress

Placebos reduce brain markers of emotional distress

New brain study could make it easier to monitor people with sleep disorders

New brain study could make it easier to monitor people with sleep disorders

Individual’s alpha wave frequency can be used as reliable pain indicator, shows study

Individual’s alpha wave frequency can be used as reliable pain indicator, shows study

Neural activation during REM sleep regulates eating behavior

Neural activation during REM sleep regulates eating behavior

New research reveals why some children enjoy TV more than others

New research reveals why some children enjoy TV more than others

Parts of the human brain have been “recycled” for reading, indicates study

Parts of the human brain have been “recycled” for reading, indicates study

Trial to examine if new psychological therapy can help tackle problem drinking

Trial to examine if new psychological therapy can help tackle problem drinking

When green means stop: How safety messages got so muddled

When green means stop: How safety messages got so muddled

Research reveals potential early indicator of Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome

Research reveals potential early indicator of Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome

Study shows health anxieties have increased as a result of ongoing pandemic

Study shows health anxieties have increased as a result of ongoing pandemic

Regulatory mechanisms involved in brain development are same for insects and mammals

Regulatory mechanisms involved in brain development are same for insects and mammals

Sleep disturbances associated with multiple impairments in child well‐being

Sleep disturbances associated with multiple impairments in child well‐being

Racial discrimination associated with higher capability for suicide

Racial discrimination associated with higher capability for suicide

Children exposed to trauma show biological signs of aging faster

Children exposed to trauma show biological signs of aging faster

Human cerebellum has almost 80% of the cerebral cortex’s surface area

Human cerebellum has almost 80% of the cerebral cortex’s surface area

UCR psychologist to measure how motor development changes infants' daily experiences

UCR psychologist to measure how motor development changes infants' daily experiences

Paying greater attention to internal bodily sensations is good for humans

Paying greater attention to internal bodily sensations is good for humans