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Published Hearing relaxing words in your sleep slows your heart down (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have investigated whether the body is truly disconnected from the external world during sleep. To do so, they focused on how heartbeat changes when we hear different words during sleep. They found that relaxing words slowed down cardiac activity as a reflection of deeper sleep and in comparison to neutral words that did not have such a slowing effect. This discovery sheds new light on brain-heart interactions during sleep.
Published Avid appetite in childhood linked to later eating disorder symptoms (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The study looked at survey data from 3,670 young people in the UK and the Netherlands to investigate how appetite traits in early childhood might relate to the likelihood of developing eating disorder symptoms up to 10 years later. The researchers found that a particularly high food responsiveness, defined as the urge to eat when you see, smell or taste palatable food, at the ages of four and five was linked to a higher likelihood of reporting a range of eating disorder symptoms at ages 12 to 14.
Published Time watching videos may stunt toddler language development, but it depends on why they're watching (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study reveals that passive video use among toddlers can negatively affect language development, but their caregiver's motivations for exposing them to digital media could also lessen the impact.
Published Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found a correlation between early signs of adrenal puberty in first-born daughters and their mothers' having experienced high levels of prenatal stress. They did not find the same result in boys or daughters who were not first-born.
Published To boost a preschooler's language skills, consider reminiscing (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Book sharing is a popular way parents engage young children in conversation. However, not all parents are comfortable with book sharing and not all children like having books read to them. Research provides an alternative. To boost the quality of a preschooler's language experience and skills, consider reminiscing with them. Findings show reminiscing is very good at eliciting high quality speech from parents, and in many ways, is just as good as book sharing (wordless picture books).
Published How parents can help prevent the development of ADHD symptoms (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Parents of young children with an excitable or exuberant temperament could adapt their parenting style to help moderate their child's potential development of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.
Published Great apes playfully tease each other (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Babies playfully tease others as young as eight months of age. Since language is not required for this behavior, similar kinds of playful teasing might be present in non-human animals. Now cognitive biologists and primatologists have documented playful teasing in four species of great apes. Like joking behavior in humans, ape teasing is provocative, persistent, and includes elements of surprise and play. Because all four great ape species used playful teasing, it is likely that the prerequisites for humor evolved in the human lineage at least 13 million years ago.
Published Are you depressed? Scents might help (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Smelling a familiar scent can help depressed individuals recall specific autobiographical memories and potentially assist in their recovery.
Published Children's positive attitude towards mathematics fades during the early school years (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Children's interest in, and competence perceptions of, mathematics are generally quite positive as they begin school, but turn less positive during the first three years. This is shown by a recent study exploring the development of children's motivation for mathematics during the early school years, and how that development is associated with their mathematics competence. The researchers followed nearly three hundred children for three years.
Published Language barriers could contribute to higher aggression in people with dementia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Immigrants living with dementia were more likely to present with agitation and aggression compared with their non-immigrant counterparts, a new study has found.
Published How emotions affect word retrieval in people with aphasia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
People with aphasia have more trouble coming up with words they want to use when they're prompted by images and words that carry negative emotional meaning, new research suggests.
Published Patterns of brain connectivity differ between pre-term and term babies (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new scanning study of 390 babies has shown distinct patterns between term and pre-term babies in the moment-to-moment activity and connectivity of brain networks.
Published Early drawing and building skills linked to enhanced education and behavior in children (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fine motor skills in young children are linked to better GCSE scores and fewer behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence, according to a new study.
Published World's largest childhood trauma study uncovers brain rewiring (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The world's largest brain study of childhood trauma has revealed how it affects development and rewires vital pathways. The study uncovered a disruption in neural networks involved in self-focus and problem-solving. This means under-18s who experienced abuse may struggle with emotions, empathy and understanding their bodies.
Published Study discovers neurons in the human brain that can predict what we are going to say before we say it (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
By using advanced brain recording techniques, a new study demonstrates how neurons in the human brain work together to allow people to think about what words they want to say and then produce them aloud through speech.
Published Can we predict when a migraine attack will occur? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Migraine is often underdiagnosed and untreated, and even when it is treated, it can be difficult to treat early enough as well as find strategies to prevent attacks. A new study looks at ways to more accurately predict when a migraine will occur -- through the use of mobile apps to track sleep, energy, emotions and stress -- to enhance the ability to prevent attacks.
Published Cognitive behavioral therapy alters brain activity in children with anxiety (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers found widespread overactivation in brain activity in unmedicated children with anxiety disorders. Treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) led to improved clinical functioning and reduced activation in many brain areas. The findings illuminate the brain mechanisms underlying the acute effects of CBT to treat one of the most common mental disorders in children.
Published Blood pressure drug can reduce anxiety for people with autism, study shows (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study has found that propranolol, a medication that treats high blood pressure, can also help lower anxiety for kids and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Published Research team breaks down musical instincts with AI (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A research team announced they have identified the principle by which musical instincts emerge from the human brain without special learning using an artificial neural network model.
Published Navigating the 'big little leap' to kindergarten (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
No matter how well children are prepared for kindergarten, their transition to the classroom during the first few months plays a key role in their success, a new study suggests.