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Article ID: 715454

Area of Brain Linked to Spatial Awareness and Planning Also Plays Role in Decision Making

University of Chicago Medical Center

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), an area of the brain often associated with planning movements and spatial awareness, also plays a crucial role in making decisions about images in the field of view.

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8-Jul-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 713940

Augustana University Professor’s Research Leads to Surprising Mating Decision in Butterfly Species

Augustana University, South Dakota

The males of one species of butterfly are more attracted to females that are active, not necessarily what they look like, according to a recent research conducted at Augustana University.The paper, “Behaviour before beauty: Signal weighting during mate selection in the butterfly Papilio polytes,” found that males of the species noticed the activity levels of potential female mates, not their markings.

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8-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 715255

Infants 10 to 16 months old prefer those who yield in conflicts, UCI study finds

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., July 2, 2019 – Social status matters, even to infants between 10 and 16 months old, according to a new study by two University of California, Irvine cognitive scientists. Published online in Current Biology, the research found that in staged confrontations between two puppets, babies preferred the one who deferred.

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2-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers’ Language Skills

Article ID: 715219

Study Finds Dramatic Differences in Tests Assessing Preschoolers’ Language Skills

Florida Atlantic University

Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability, and nonlinguistic developmental skills of nonverbal intelligence, attention, and hyperactivity. Results show that language difficulties at the discourse level may still exist even when children who are born preterm appear to be developing typically when they are evaluated by standardized assessments of global language ability, cognition, and attention.

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2-Jul-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 715151

Moments of Clarity in Dementia Patients At End of Life: Glimmers of Hope?

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Scientists consider how unexpected awakenings in dementia patients might shed new light on the disease.

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28-Jun-2019 4:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714927

Tech or traditional toys: Which are best for your children?

LifeBridge Health

Your kids are probably crazy about those interactive, flashy, customizable digital toys.

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25-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: How Information Is Like Snacks, Money, and Drugs—to Your Brain

Article ID: 714644

How Information Is Like Snacks, Money, and Drugs—to Your Brain

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain's dopamine-producing reward system in the same way as money or food.

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19-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

Article ID: 714244

Report on new Illinois law addressing early childhood expulsions

University of Illinois at Chicago

Kate Zinsser and researchers at UIC conducted a preliminary investigation of Illinois early childhood programs’ current and prior expulsion practices, in addition to their understanding of and responses to the new law.

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11-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 713723

Childhood Adversity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Premature Brain Development, and Greater Mental Illness

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis, according to a new Penn Medicine study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry.

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31-May-2019 3:05 AM EDT

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