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Published Dads are key in supporting breastfeeding, safe infant sleep (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fathers can make a huge difference in whether an infant is breastfed and placed to sleep safely, according to a recent survey of new fathers.
Published Scientists discover spiral-shaped signals that organize brain activity (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have discovered human brain signals traveling across the outer layer of neural tissue that naturally arrange themselves to resemble swirling spirals.
Published High-quality child care contributes to later success in science, math (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Children who receive high-quality child care as babies, toddlers and preschoolers do better in science, technology, engineering and math through high school, and that link is stronger among children from low-income backgrounds, according to new research.
Published Conflict in marriage less harmful for kids when dad keeps it constructive (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Conflict is unavoidable in all marriages. When it erupts in families with children, stressed or angry parents may take their pain out on the kids, projecting their anger or withdrawing emotionally or physically. In the worst cases, children's socioemotional development can suffer. But the way parents, especially fathers, deal with marital conflict can make a difference to kids, according to a new study.
Published New study links contraceptive pills and depression (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Women who used combined contraceptive pills were at greater risk of developing depression than women who did not, according to a new study. Contraceptive pills increased women's risk by 73 per cent during the first two years of use.
Published How caregiver speech shapes infant brain (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research shines light on how parents who talk more to their infants improve their children's brain development. Scientists used imaging and audio recordings to link early language skills to caregiver speech, delivering an affirming message that parents can greatly influence their child's linguistic growth in ways that are trackable in brain scans.
Published Male babies 'talk' more in the first year than female babies do (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Young babies make many squeals, vowel-like sounds, growls, and short word-like sounds such as 'ba' or 'aga.' Those precursors to speech or 'protophones' are later replaced with early words and, eventually, whole phrases and sentences. While some infants are naturally more 'talkative' than others, a new study confirms that there are differences between males and females in the number of those sounds.
Published Words matter: How researchers can avoid stigmatizing language (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research offers insights into how researchers can use their platforms to help end the use of stigmatizing language.
Published What marsupials can teach us about brain development (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Research has revealed features of early human brain development are mimicked in the brains of marsupials.
Published Forgetfulness, even fatal cases, can happen to anyone (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers set out to understand how and why forgetfulness can occur -- whether it be forgetting your cellphone or, even worse, forgetting your child in the backseat of the car. Researchers set up an experiment to better understand this lapse in what researchers call prospective memory, or the ability to remember critical but routine behaviors.
Published Losing sleep over losing sleep: how watching the clock impacts insomnia, use of sleep aids (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Watching the clock while trying to fall asleep exacerbates insomnia and the use of sleep aids, according to new research -- and a small change could help people sleep better.
Published 'Love hormone' guides young songbirds in choice of 'voice coach' (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Oxytocin, the so-called 'love hormone,' plays a key role in the process of how a young zebra finch learns to sing by imitating its elders, suggests a new study which add to the understanding of the neurochemistry of social learning.
Published Machine learning model sheds light on how brains recognize communication sounds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists studied guinea pigs' communication to understand how the brain recognizes communication sounds regardless of accents and surrounding noise.
Published 60 years later, high school quality may have a long-term impact on cognition (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Attending a high school with a high number of teachers with graduate training was the clearest predictor of the impact of school quality on late-life cognition, researchers found.
Published Brain activity decoder can reveal stories in people's minds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new AI-based system called a semantic decoder can translate a person's brain activity -- while listening to a story or silently imagining telling a story -- into a continuous stream of text. Unlike other thought decoding systems in development, this system does not require subjects to have surgical implants, making the process noninvasive.
Published Mental imagery a helpful way to distract teens from negative thought patterns (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
For adolescents who may get stuck in negative thought spirals, refocusing on mental imagery is a more effective distraction than verbal thoughts.
Published Speaking a tonal language could boost your melodic ability, but at the cost of rhythm (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Your native language could impact your musical ability. A global study that compared the melodic and rhythmic abilities of almost half a million people speaking 54 different languages found that tonal speakers are better able to discern between subtly different melodies, while non-tonal speakers are better able to tell whether a rhythm is beating in time with the music.
Published Poor air quality linked to cognitive problems in babies (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research shows that poor air quality could be causing cognitive problems in babies and toddlers. A new study reveals an association between poor air quality in India and impaired cognition in infants under two. Without action, the negative impact on children's long-term brain development could have consequences for life.
Published Study finds early RSV infection linked to significantly increased risk of asthma in children (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new observational study has found that RSV infection in the first year of life is associated with a significantly increased risk of asthma in children. The study looks at the effects of RSV infections of all different severities on childhood asthma risk at a population level.
Published Problems with 'pruning' brain connections linked to adolescent mental health disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Problems with the brain's ability to 'prune' itself of unnecessary connections may underlie a wide range of mental health disorders that begin during adolescence, according to research published today. The findings may help explain why people are often affected by more than one mental health disorder, and may in future help identify those at greatest risk.