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Intelligence and Other Stereotypes: The Power of Mindset

Intelligence and Other Stereotypes: The Power of Mindset | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Intelligence, or IQ, is just one piece of the puzzle – and Dweck’s incremental-entity divide just one instance of a far broader phenomenon: mindset may begin in the head, but its repercussions are far wider.

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Feeding your baby on demand 'may contribute to higher IQ'

Feeding your baby on demand 'may contribute to higher IQ' | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that babies who are breast-fed or bottle-fed to a schedule do not perform academically as well at school as their demand-fed peers.
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Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse

Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Distinct patterns of activity -- which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants-- appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face -- even when the child is not theirs, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in Germany, Italy, and Japan.

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When depressed mothers give birth to thriving babies

When depressed mothers give birth to thriving babies | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Shelves of evidence show the long-term, adverse consequences for an embryo of having a mother who is stressed or malnourished during pregnancy

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Ability to love takes root in earliest infancy

Ability to love takes root in earliest infancy | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The ability to trust, love, and resolve conflict with loved ones starts in childhood -- way earlier than you may think.
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Bilingualism Will Supercharge Your Baby’s Brain

Bilingualism Will Supercharge Your Baby’s Brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Bilingual toddlers have an improved ability to resolve “conflict cues.” In other words, their minds are more flexible – better able to unlearn previously learned rules in light of new, conflicting information.

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Rationality of infants has been overstated, new study shows

Rationality of infants has been overstated, new study shows | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a widely noticed study, developmental psychologists reported that 14-month-old infants imitate an unusual action if it was chosen deliberately by the person they observed, but not if it could be attributed to external constraints.
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Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring

Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined.
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At what age do babies enter the uncanny valley?

At what age do babies enter the uncanny valley? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

In the 1970s, the roboticist Masahiro Mori noticed a curious phenomenon. As robots became more human-like, their appeal increased but only up to a point. When their human likeness became too realistic (but still not perfect), their appeal plunged.

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Babies can tell whether you made a mistake or not from the tone of your voice

Babies can tell whether you made a mistake or not from the tone of your voice | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

"We propose that infants' understanding of vocal patterns supports their growing understanding of intentions," Gattis told The Digest. "Together these two forms of understanding shape the development of imitation and communication."

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At Ten Months Old Infants Are Able To Understand Thought Process Of Others

At Ten Months Old Infants Are Able To Understand Thought Process Of Others | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Missouri indicates that at 10 months, babies start to understand another person's thought process, providing new insights on how humans acquire knowledge and ho...
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Revolutionary Machine Reveals Baby Geniuses

Revolutionary Machine Reveals Baby Geniuses | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

The latest brain-imaging technology reveals scientific evidence of everyday baby geniuses. Scientists at the University of Washington have shown the "first-in-the-world images of a real baby brain" in action and revealed stunning possibilities related to language building and baby/toddler reading.

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