Category Archives: Science Daily


Oct

25

2018
Unique patterns of neural communications found in brains of children with autism

Unique patterns of neural communications found in brains of children with autism

A research team studying MRI scans of school-age children’s brains found unique patterns of neural communication involving the amygdala, the area of the brain responsible for processing social information. In children with ASDs, the amygdala connections with other parts of the brain proved to be weaker with some regions — and stronger with others — when compared with typically developing children of the same age.


Oct

25

2018
Could thyroid screening make your baby smarter?

Could thyroid screening make your baby smarter?

Thyroid hormones are essential for normal brain development, but many pregnant women do not produce enough. Thyroid testing and replacement therapy are simple and widely available — so why do countries like the UK and USA not offer screening to all newly pregnant women?


Oct

24

2018
Loss of first baby tooth a positive experience for children

Loss of first baby tooth a positive experience for children

Scared, ashamed, happy or proud — how do children feel when they lose their first baby tooth? Scientists have now found that children’s feelings are predominantly positive. The study also reveals that previous visits to the dentist’s as well as parental background and level of education affect how children experience the loss of their first tooth.


Oct

23

2018
Study explores infant body position and learning

Study explores infant body position and learning

A developmental psychologist has completed a study that is the first to measure how often infants spend time in different body positions over the first year of life. The study aims to understand how the physical context of infants’ everyday experiences – in particular, how much time they spend in different body positions – changes over the course of the first year and how these…

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