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  • Cerebellum May Play Major Role in Schizophrenia
    The cerebellum is one of the most affected brain regions in schizophrenia, according to a new brain imaging study at the University of Oslo in Norway. The findings show that […] link to source

  • Is It OK to Share Bed with Pets and Kids?
    New research suggests the concern over negative repercussions from sharing a bed with a pet, or even kids, is a Western belief without substance. Despite the cultural apprehension, about half […] link to source

  • Starting School Early May Impair Child’s Mental Health
    For parents of children born in late summer or early fall, a common dilemma is when to start the child in school. Is it best for the child to be […] link to source

  • Smartphone May Cause Brain Drain
    A new study suggest the mere presence of a smartphone reduces a person’s cognitive ability. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin determined cognitive capacity is reduced if a […] link to source

  • 1 in 5 Kids with Tourette Syndrome Meet Autism Criteria
    A new study shows that about one in five children with Tourette syndrome also meet criteria for autism. But the researchers believe this prevalence may be due to a similarity […] link to source

  • Selfless Heroism Can Cost Lives in Emergencies
    Putting others first can cost lives in emergencies, according to a new study. The study, which used computer modeling of a flooded subway station, found overall survival rates were substantially […] link to source

  • Authenticity Best Way to Land a New Job — If You’re a Top Candidate
    A new study shows that relaxing at job interviews and just being yourself is the key to landing that new job — with one caveat: If you are good at […] link to source

  • As Summer Heats Up, Many Turn Moody and Less Helpful
    New research has found that when it’s uncomfortably hot, we’re less likely to be helpful or “prosocial.” Published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, the three-part study helps to […] link to source

  • Rare Genetic Variants Increase Risk for Tourette Syndrome
    An international team of 57 scientists from 11 countries has identified the first definitive risk genes for Tourette syndrome (TS), a complex neuropsychiatric disorder. The breakthrough came when researchers focused […] link to source

  • Storytelling Skills of Black Preschoolers Can Aid in Reading
    Research has shown that historical and cultural factors help foster strong oral storytelling skills among young African-American children and that children with stronger storytelling skills tend to develop into better […] link to source

  • Playing Video Games Can Change your Brain
    A new review of more than 100 studies shows that playing video games can cause changes in the regions of the brain responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make […] link to source

  • Social Media Tool Designed to Detect Sarcasm
    People with autism spectrum disorder often have trouble detecting sarcasm and irony, particularly when it is written in text. Now researchers have developed a system, called Sarcasm SIGN (sarcasm Sentimental […] link to source

  • Work Stress Can Lead to Overeating But Good Sleep Can Provide Buffer
    Insightful new research confirms that work stress can indeed lead to an unhealthy diet. However, investigators also discovered that a good night’s sleep can help improve healthy habits. Michigan State […] link to source

  • Researchers Learn How Ketamine Acts on the Brain
    Ketamine is a medication mainly used for starting and maintaining anesthesia although it has also been used to provide rapid relief of treatment resistant depression. The ability to rapidly stabilize severely depressed patients […] link to source

  • Moderate-Intensity Exercise to Reduce Alzheimer Risk
    New research suggests moderate intensity exercise is best format of physical activity to help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. University of Wisconsin-Madison investigators found that for people at risk […] link to source

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