neurodevelopment

Parental Distraction Negatively Impacts Child-Parent Interactions

Science
Dr. Thomas Hughes

Summary: A new study finds that any form of parental distraction, whether from screens or non-digital activities, negatively impacts parent-child interaction. Both ...

Pre-Pandemic Brain Wiring Predicted Teen Mental Health During COVID

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: A large study using pre-pandemic brain scans of adolescents reveals that brain wiring before COVID-19 predicted mental health outcomes during the ...

CNTN4 Protein’s Role in Autism and Alzheimer’s Unveiled

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: A new study reveals the crucial role of the protein Contactin-4 (CNTN4) in neuron development, impacting both neurodevelopmental disorders and Alzheimer’s ...

High-Potency Cannabis Linked to Youth Psychosis

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Young individuals who use high-potency cannabis between ages 16 and 18 are twice as likely to experience psychosis by their mid-twenties ...

Mom’s Stress Hormone Shapes Child’s IQ

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Elevated cortisol levels during the third trimester of pregnancy are linked to lower IQ scores in 7-year-old boys, but not in ...

Visual Diet Shapes Development in Infants

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers uncovered a critical aspect of infant vision, revealing that very young babies experience a unique visual diet consisting of simple, ...

40 Percent of Mental Illnesses Linked to Childhood Maltreatment

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Up to 40% of prevalent mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, stem from childhood maltreatment. The study estimates ...

Lack of Sleep in Childhood Linked to Increased Psychosis Risk

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Children who consistently experience insufficient sleep from infancy through early childhood are significantly more likely to develop psychosis as young adults. ...

Puberty Growth Spurts Linked to Adult Health Risks

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers uncovered a genetic link between rapid height growth during puberty and increased health risks in adulthood, such as atrial fibrillation, ...

New Genetic Atlas of Brain Development

Health
Sarah Carter

Summary: Researchers created an atlas detailing the early genetic development of the brain from weeks 6 to 13 of embryonic growth. This ...