Category Archives: Science Daily


May

22

2019
Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention

Infants later diagnosed with autism seldom initiate joint attention

A new study shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react adequately when others initiate joint attention, but seldom actively seek to establish such episodes themselves. This finding provides support for the view that children with autism have reduced social motivation already as infants.


May

16

2019
How our current thinking can sway our memories of love

How our current thinking can sway our memories of love

As our memories fade, we rely on our current assessment of a person to remember how we felt about them in the past, and new research suggests this extends to some of the most central figures in our lives: our parents.


May

15

2019
How a new father views his relationship with his partner

How a new father views his relationship with his partner

A new father’s views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels from her when he is caring for their baby, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a first-time father tended to feel closer to the mother both as a co-parent and as a romantic partner when he believed he had her confidence…

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May

14

2019
Novel scale correlates children’s snacking behaviors with external food cues

Novel scale correlates children’s snacking behaviors with external food cues

Preliminary evidence from a new national study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding of how an obesogenic food environment shapes the development of children’s eating behaviors at a young age.



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