Oct

30

2018
When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

When researchers convinced a group of young people to stop smoking pot, their cognition quickly improved. This adds to research warning against teen pot use, despite marijuana’s growing acceptance. (Image credit: BURGER/Canopy/Getty Images)


Oct

29

2018
Lifetime peer influences, and parenting, predict adult coercive relationships

Lifetime peer influences, and parenting, predict adult coercive relationships

Researchers have found peer socialization and disruptive parenting were strong predictors of whether adults age 28-30 years were in a coercive romantic relationship. The 230 study participants were followed starting at age 11, and those who engaged in deviancy training at age 16-17 were more likely to end up in unhealthy relationships as adults.


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.



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