Jul

23

2018
Mother’s touch supports pup’s brain development

Mother’s touch supports pup’s brain development

A mother’s presence may have immediate and long-term effects on her child’s developing brain by modulating the serotonin system, suggests a study of rat moms and their pups. The research provides a potential mechanism by which separating a child from his or her mother early in life could derail development.


Jul

23

2018

As Easy as Riding a Bike

Your brain performs complicated engineering feats to allow you to balance on a bicycle. To thank it, wear your helmet, and make sure your kids wear theirs.


Jul

21

2018

Nascar’s Future Depends on These 5-Year-Olds

For families whose children harbor racing aspirations, quarter-midget tracks offer one of the earliest possible introductions to motor sports — leading some children to race before they can read.



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