Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

15

2017
Child’s home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

Child’s home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success.


Aug

15

2017
Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children’s gender identity

Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children’s gender identity

There is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. The toys that children prefer to play with in their preschool years are much more tell-tale about whether they will grow up to conform to typical gender norms.


Aug

09

2017
Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies’ inner world

Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies’ inner world

A novel new experiment to test how aware babies are of their bodies’ internal signals has been developed by researchers. The ability to consciously sense signals from your body is called interoception, and some people are more aware of these signals than others. These differences between people can influence a wide range of psychological processes, including how strongly you feel emotions, your decision-making, and mental…

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Aug

08

2017
Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content, and not with noise

Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content, and not with noise

For babies every moment is a new experience — until the infant brain organizes the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorize them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Researchers have now discovered that babies can even associate them with meanings the first time — much earlier than supposed.



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