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  • Timbre Shifts in ‘Baby Talk’ Similar in All Languages
    Nearly all parents instinctively use “baby talk,” a unique form of speech that includes exaggerated pitch contours and short, repetitive phrases. Now, researchers have discovered another unique feature in the […] link to source

  • Specific Brain Wave Patterns for Different Learning Styles
    New research adds considerable insights into how different types of learning styles are characterized in the brain. Investigators believe the new insights may help with early detection of Alzheimer’s and […] link to source

  • Study Probes Genetics of ‘Restless Legs’ Syndrome
    Restless legs syndrome can become a chronic illness with long-lasting effects on patients’ mental and physical health. A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 […] link to source

  • New State Laws Improve Coverage for Autism
    A recent study finds that insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has improved significantly in most states. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health discovered that […] link to source

  • Offenders with Genetic Mental Illness Judged More Harshly
    New findings from the University of Missouri contradict the popular notion that offenders with genetic mental disorders are judged less harshly for their criminal actions. In fact, the study found […] link to source

  • Magic Mushrooms May ‘Reset’ Some Depressed Brains
    Patients who take psilocybin for treatment-resistant depression show reduced symptoms weeks after treatment following a “reset” of their brain activity, according to new research. For the study, researchers at Imperial […] link to source

  • Game Encourages Advanced Care Planning
    Penn State Researcher Shows End-of-life Game Spurs Advance Care Planning Few people relish the idea of planning end-of-life care, but researchers have found that playing a game designed to start […] link to source

  • Exercise Signs Prompt Public to Take Stairs
    In a new study, researchers from San Diego State University (SDSU) wanted to investigate whether a simple sign placed at the bottom of the stairs might prompt airport visitors to […] link to source

  • Aging Slows Perception of Falls
    The elderly need twice as long as young adults to realize they are falling, a delay that puts them at increased risk for serious injury, according to a new study. […] link to source

  • Most Autism Cases Tied to New Mutations Not Inherited from Parents
    Most cases of autism are related to the presence of new mutations in the child not inherited from the parents, according to a new study at the University of Washington […] link to source

  • Reducing Implicit Racial Bias in Children
    People who hold racially biased views often generalize those in other racial groups as being all the same rather than seeing them as individuals. Now a new study suggests a […] link to source

  • Lifestyle Choices Key to a Longer Life
    A new study has found that people who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogram (or about two pounds) of weight they carry. The […] link to source

  • Untapped Creativity in the Workplace
    Most believe that creativity and innovation are skills sets that American employers increasingly value. Therefore, art graduates and others who have developed and honed their creative skills, should be critical […] link to source

  • Virtual Humans May Help Military Personnel Disclose PTSD Symptoms
    Military personnel are significantly more likely to disclose post-traumatic stress symptoms while being interviewed by a virtual human compared to when they are taking a computer survey, according to a […] link to source

  • Brain Stimulation May Improve Athletic Performance
    European researchers have discovered that electrical brain stimulation can improve endurance and enhance athletic performance. Investigators at the University of Kent believe their findings will help to advance the understanding […] link to source

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