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Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development

Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development, indicates the first long term study of its kind. The impact seems to be most damaging during first two years of life.
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Bone-marrow transplant reverses Rett syndrome in mice

Bone-marrow transplant reverses Rett syndrome in mice | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Rare autism spectrum disorder is partially caused by faulty immune cells in the brain.
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Over-medicating ADHD... or over-blaming parents?

Over-medicating ADHD... or over-blaming parents? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Does bad parenting cause ADHD? It seems crazy to even ask the question, but some concerned doctors and parents say that’s exactly what a recent opinion piece in the New York Times suggested.

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Study uncovers clues to young children's aggressive behavior

Study uncovers clues to young children's aggressive behavior | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Children who are persistently aggressive, defiant, and explosive by the time they're in kindergarten very often have tumultuous relationships with their parents from early on. A new longitudinal study suggests that a cycle involving parenting styles and hostility between mothers and toddlers is at play.

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Math disability linked to problem relating quantities to numerals

Math disability linked to problem relating quantities to numerals | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Children who start elementary school with difficulty associating small exact quantities of items with the printed numerals that represent those quantities are more likely to develop a math-related learning disability than are their peers

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Low Weight Babies Five Times More Likely To Have Autism Spectrum Disorder

Low Weight Babies Five Times More Likely To Have Autism Spectrum Disorder | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Babies born with low birth weight have a considerably greater chance of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, compared to those born with normal weight...

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Earlier autism diagnosis could mean earlier interventions

Earlier autism diagnosis could mean earlier interventions | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Autism is normally diagnosed between the ages of 2 and 3. But new research is finding symptoms of autism spectrum disorders in babies as young as 12 months.
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Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart

Hearing Bilingual: How Babies Tell Languages Apart | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists are teasing out the earliest differences between brains exposed to one language and brains exposed to two.
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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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Physical punishment of children potentially harmful to their long-term development

Physical punishment of children potentially harmful to their long-term development | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
An analysis of research on physical punishment of children over the past 20 years indicates that such punishment is potentially harmful to their long-term development.
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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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Ten years of the language gene that wasn’t

Ten years of the language gene that wasn’t | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

It's now ten years since mutations in the FOXP2 gene were linked to language problems, which led to lots of overblown headlines about a 'language gene', which it isn't.

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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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"Hey Guys! Watch This!" Why teens do dumb things with friends

"Hey Guys! Watch This!" Why teens do dumb things with friends | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Why are movies funnier, roller coasters more exciting, and car crashes more common when teens are with friends? New fMRI studies provides some clues.

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Children Reflect Parental Behavior

Children Reflect Parental Behavior | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Our children are mirrors, reflecting images of what happens around them. In addition to sharing genetic similarities with parents, they reflect the gestures, language, and interests of the adults in their lives

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TechCrunch | Ron Conway Is SV Angel’s Brain Surgeon (But He’s Not A GP, So Stop Calling Him For Bandaids)

A few minutes ago TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote a post on his blog Uncrunched discussing a question that VCs (particularly new VCs, I'd imagine), are frequently asked: how Venture Capitalists can differentiate themselves from the rest...
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