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Article ID: 695579

I Saw That. Brain Mechanisms Create Confidence About Things Seen

Georgia Institute of Technology

At the threshold of what we call consciousness is a brain function that makes you feel confidently aware that you are actually seeing what you see. Psychologists at Georgia Tech have observed mechanisms involved in making it work.

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Article ID: 695399

Researchers Find Autism Screening App Is Caregiver-Friendly & Produces Reliable Scientific Data

NYU Langone Health

Autism screening app is a novel, parent-friendly, and scalable way to collect scientifically valid data.

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1-Jun-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695404

This is your brain detecting patterns

Ohio State University

Detecting patterns is an important part of how humans learn and make decisions. Now, researchers have seen what is happening in people’s brains as they first find patterns in information they are presented.

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31-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695373

Blood Test Shows Promise for Predicting Cerebral Palsy in Preemies

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

As the first step toward predicting cerebral palsy in premature infants, scientists have identified a panel of microRNAs that are changed in babies who later develop abnormal muscle tone. MicroRNAs are small, noncoding RNA molecules that are important regulators of gene expression affecting developmental processes. Searching for microRNAs that could serve as early biomarkers – biological signs of disease – scientists for the first time have demonstrated that it is feasible to evaluate over 750 microRNAs using only one-half milliliter of blood collected from babies weighing less than 1500 grams (or under three pounds). Results were published in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – International.

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31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695113

Autism Prevalence Today: Projections of Autistic Adults in the Future

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a symposium, Why Counts Count: Today’s Autism Numbers, Tomorrow’s Projections, on Monday, June 4, to discuss prevalence trends and needs with autism researchers, service providers and policy experts.

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31-May-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695115

How Much Exercise Is Needed to Help Improve Thinking Skills?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise? And for how long? To find the answers, researchers reviewed all of the studies where older adults were asked to exercise for at least four weeks and their tests of thinking and memory skills were compared to those of people who did not start a new exercise routine. The review is published in the May 30, 2018, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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24-May-2018 3:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695273

Teaching Your Baby Signs Can Help With Early Language Skills

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

CHLA Pediatric Speech and Language Pathologist Susan Silbert, MS, CCP-SLC, provides tips on how you can help young children benefit from simple American Sign Language gestures that can help them communicate—even before they use verbal words.

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30-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695203

Promise of Faster, More Accessible Schizophrenia Diagnosis, Rutgers Study Shows

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The hand-held device RETeval may prove to be a more accessible way to diagnose schizophrenia, predict relapse and symptom severity, and assess treatment effectiveness.

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30-May-2018 1:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 695049

NYU Professor Replicates Longitudinal Work on Famous Marshmallow Test for the First Time, Makes New Observations

New York University

A new replication study of the well-known “marshmallow test” – a famous psychological experiment designed to measure children’s self-control – suggests that being able to delay gratification at a young age may not be as predictive of later life outcomes as was previously thought.

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23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695104

The Secret to Honing Kids' Language and Literacy Skills

Michigan State University

Research from Michigan State University found that a child’s ability to "self-regulate" is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills develop leading to better skills in the long run.

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24-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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