Category Archives: Science Daily


Nov

02

2017
Absentee Dads affect how women interpret interest from men

Absentee Dads affect how women interpret interest from men

New research finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives — or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up — perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man. These women also ‘saw’ more sexual arousal when viewing images of men’s faces.


Nov

02

2017
This drug could block harmful impact of teen binge drinking

This drug could block harmful impact of teen binge drinking

Researchers studying the importance of the brain’s immune system in our desire to drink alcohol have made a discovery that may eventually help to switch off binge-drinking behavior in adults who used to binge during their adolescent years.


Nov

02

2017
Learning a mother tongue: A universal process?

Learning a mother tongue: A universal process?

Specialists in language development in children have studied a traditional population in the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane. They show that, on average, less than one minute per hour is spent talking to children under the age of four. This is up to ten times less than for children of the same age in industrialized countries. This observation should prompt us to conduct more studies of…

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Nov

01

2017
Co-parenting after the end of a violent marriage: What does the first year look like?

Co-parenting after the end of a violent marriage: What does the first year look like?

Intimate partner violence is not uncommon among divorcing couples. Whether a woman experienced intimate partner violence during marriage — and the kind of violence she experienced — has an impact on how well she and her former partner are able to co-parent after separation. Researchers wanted to find out how co-parenting varies during the first year after separation for mothers who have experienced different types…

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Nov

01

2017
Babies can use context to look for things

Babies can use context to look for things

In a new study, infants as young as 6 months old demonstrated that they can rapidly integrate learning, memory and attention to improve their search for faces in a simple scene.


Oct

31

2017
Young bats learn bat ‘dialects’ from their nestmates

Young bats learn bat ‘dialects’ from their nestmates

Young bats adopt a specific ‘dialect’ spoken by their own colonies, even when this dialect differs from the bat ‘mother tongue,’ a new study shows. By offering insight into the evolutionary origins of language acquisition skills, the study calls into question the uniqueness of this skill in humans.



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