brain development

Positive Praise at Age 3 Reduces Problems by Age 7

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Sarah Carter

Summary: 3-year-olds who responded positively to parental praise had fewer behavioral and emotional issues by age 5-7. Children whose behaviors were less ...

Low-Birth-Weight Infants Linked to Later Cognitive Decline

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Sarah Carter

Summary: Giving birth to low-birth-weight infants may be associated with memory and thinking problems later in life. The research, involving 15,323 women, ...

Early Heat and Cold Exposure Alters Child Brain Development

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Sarah Carter

Summary: Early exposure to extreme temperatures can impact the brain’s white matter development, particularly in children from poorer neighborhoods. Researchers found that ...

Dad’s Diet Before Conception Affects Kids’ Health

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Sarah Carter

Summary: A father’s diet before conception can impact his children’s health, particularly their susceptibility to metabolic diseases. The study, using data from ...

Brain Training in Kids Shows No Real-World Benefits

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Sarah Carter

Summary: Brain training exercises for children do not significantly improve their cognitive control, academic performance, or delay gratification. The research debunks the ...

Autism Severity Linked to Fetal Brain Growth Patterns

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Sarah Carter

Summary: Brain overgrowth in utero may explain the varying severity of autism in children. Researchers used brain organoids from toddlers to show ...

Internet Addiction Disrupts Adolescent Brain Networks

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Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study reviewed neuroimaging research on internet addiction in adolescents, revealing disrupted brain signaling in critical neural networks. These disruptions ...

Early Autism Diagnosis Enhanced by Eye-Tracking Technology

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Sarah Carter

Summary: Eye-tracking biomarkers can improve autism diagnosis in children. Combining eye-tracking with primary care evaluations increased diagnostic accuracy to 91% sensitivity and ...

Prenatal Amphetamine Exposure Impacts Brain Development

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Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study used C. elegans to study the long-term effects of amphetamine exposure during embryogenesis, finding significant alterations in dopamine-related ...

How Sleep and Social Media Shape Teen Brain Function

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Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study links shorter sleep duration in teens to higher social media usage, involving brain regions crucial for executive control ...