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Article ID: 705919

Study details development of functional skills in persons with Down syndrome

Massachusetts General Hospital

When expectant parents learn their child will be born with Down syndrome, they invariably have questions about what this diagnosis will mean for their son or daughter and for the rest of their family.

2-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST
Newswise: New memory study first to use intracranial recordings

Article ID: 705709

New memory study first to use intracranial recordings

Wayne State University Division of Research

A team of researchers led by Noa Ofen, Ph.D. at Wayne State University and Lisa Johnson, Ph.D., at the University of California-Berkeley, are addressing the critical gap in our understanding of how maturation of the prefrontal cortex drives memory development through the use of electrocorticographic (ECoG) data.

19-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705683

Intellectual Curiosity and Confidence Help Children Take on Math and Reading

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Children’s personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

19-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 705562

Unrelated events are linked in memory when they happen close together

Association for Psychological Science

When two events occur within a brief window of time they become linked in memory, such that calling forth memory of one helps retrieve memory for the other event, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. This happens even when temporal proximity is the only feature that the two events share.

17-Dec-2018 1:10 PM EST
Newswise: Helping Families Navigate the Digital World

Article ID: 705460

Helping Families Navigate the Digital World

Seattle Children's Hospital

Digital devices like the iPad have only been around for about 10 years, but in that short amount of time, they have become ingrained into everyday life and research examining their impact on young children is limited.Tune into 60 Minutes this Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. ET/PT as Dr. Dimitri Christakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, discusses with Anderson Cooper the evolving digital age children are growing up in today and how his research hopes to uncover the impact this new era has on a child’s developing mind.

14-Dec-2018 8:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705437

Ritalin drives greater connection between brain areas key to memory, attention

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Luis Populin and UW–Madison collaborators published a study this week in the Journal of Neuroscience describing increased connections between key parts of the brains of monkeys who have taken methylphenidate (Ritalin).

13-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST
Newswise: Parents’ brain activity ‘echoes’ their infant’s brain activity when they play together

Article ID: 705455

Parents’ brain activity ‘echoes’ their infant’s brain activity when they play together


When infants are playing with objects, their early attempts to pay attention to things are accompanied by bursts of high-frequency activity in their brain. But what happens when parents play together with them? New research, publishing December 13 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by Dr Sam Wass of the University of East London in collaboration with Dr Victoria Leong (Cambridge University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and colleagues, shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, their own brains show similar bursts of high-frequency activity. Intriguingly, these bursts of activity are linked to their baby’s attention patterns and not their own.

13-Dec-2018 3:25 PM EST
Newswise: Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills

Article ID: 705331

Attention, please! Anticipation of touch takes focus, executive skills

University of Washington

Anticipation is often viewed as an emotional experience, an eager wait for something to happen.

12-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: New tool delivers swifter picture of cognitive deficit

Article ID: 705210

New tool delivers swifter picture of cognitive deficit

University of Adelaide

A new tool, developed by researchers from the University of Adelaide, will assist clinicians to assess people suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD).

10-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

Article ID: 705087

Targeted Cognitive Training Benefits Patients with Severe Schizophrenia

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers find that patients with severe, refractory schizophrenia benefit from targeted cognitive therapy, improving auditory and verbal outcomes and the way they process information.

6-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST


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