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Article ID: 700949

Does Your Gut Hold the Key to Your Mind?

Ohio State University

Researchers around the world are exploring the gut/brain axis in the quest for knowledge about mood disorders such as depression, neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s and chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease.

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21-Sep-2018 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700892

Even Toddlers Weigh Risks, Rewards When Making Choices

University of Washington

A a new University of Washington study shows that 18-month-olds can make choices based on how much effort they want to expend, or on whether they like the people involved -- a form of toddler cost-benefit analysis.

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20-Sep-2018 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    20-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700497

Gambling Monkeys Help Scientists Find Brain Area Linked to High-Risk Behavior

Johns Hopkins University

Monkeys who learned how to gamble have helped researchers pinpoint an area of the brain key to one’s willingness to make risky decisions.

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13-Sep-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700765

What Your Cell Phone Camera Tells You About Your Brain

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory – the branch of mathematics that underlies modern communications technology.

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19-Sep-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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    19-Sep-2018 3:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700423

New Research Helps to Instill Persistence in Children

New York University

Encouraging children “to help,” rather than asking them to “be helpers,” can instill persistence as they work to fulfill daily tasks that are difficult to complete, finds a new psychology study.

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12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700633

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

University of Michigan

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day.

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17-Sep-2018 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 700426

High-Resolution Genomic Map Gives Scientists Unprecedented View of Brain Development

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

The research will not only aid basic understanding of brain development, but also provide a foundation for understanding the cellular origins of brain disorders caused by errors in development. These anatomical defects include Joubert syndrome, Dandy-Walker malformation and pontocerebellar hypoplasia. The database will enable future studies tracing the cellular origins of childhood brain tumors such as medulloblastoma, astrocytoma and ependymoma. Researchers worldwide can interact with the data via an interface St. Jude has created called Cell Seek.

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12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 700478

Seven Tips for Better Brain Health

Thomas Jefferson University

Older adults can help boost their memory and stay independent longer, with a little help and motivation.

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13-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700438

Diving in to How Our Brains Process Information

Washington University in St. Louis

Why don't you eat your friend's lunch when you are hungry? Cognitive control. Researcher at the School of Engineering & Applied Science and Arts & Sciences are working together to better understand this aspect of cognition.

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13-Sep-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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    10-Sep-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700066

New Research Shows How We Turn On & Off Languages—And that Doing So is Easier than Previously Thought

New York University

A team of researchers has uncovered the distinct computations that occur when we switch between different languages, a finding that provides new insights into the nature of bilingualism.

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6-Sep-2018 8:00 AM EDT

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