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September 4, 2015

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September 4, 2015

Bisexual and Questioning Women Have Higher Risk of Eating Disorders

Sep. 2, 2015 — Young women who are attracted to both sexes or who are unsure about who they are attracted to are more likely to develop an eating disorder than those attracted to only one sex, according to a new ... read more

Link Between Gene Variant and Aggression in Children

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers have found a correlation between aggression and the particular gene variants present in children when they had experienced or not experienced serious life ... read more

Slower Response to Confrontation Can Slash Violent Crime Arrests for Some Youth

Aug. 25, 2015 — The ability to think fast and respond quickly to a situation generally is considered advantageous and indicative of a nimble mind. But automatic responses, particularly among young, disadvantaged ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — As the brain develops its preference for the dominant eye's input, it alters its connections to the weaker eye, according to a new ... read more

Making a Mistake Can Be Rewarding, Study Finds

Aug. 25, 2015 — The human brain learns two ways - either through avoidance learning, which trains the brain to avoid committing a mistake, or through reward-based learning, a reinforcing process that occurs when ... read more

Men Who Feel They Fall Short of 'Masculine' Gender Norms May Be Prone to Violence

Aug. 24, 2015 — Men whose image of themselves falls short of the traditional masculine gender norms, and who feel that others think this about them too, may be more prone to violence than men who feel comfortable in ... read more

How Exposure to Brief Trauma and Sudden Sounds Form Lasting Memories

Aug. 24, 2015 — Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the ... read more

Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making out

Aug. 24, 2015 — Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for 'making out,' while their male peers lose friends for 'making out' and gain friends for having sex, finds a ... read more

Worming Our Way to a New Understanding of Behavior

Aug. 21, 2015 — The wriggling and writhing of worms may hold clues to the inner workings of our brains, according to scientists who have developed a pioneering tool to analyze a worm's posture as it wriggles, ... read more

Daycare Doesn't Lead to Aggressive Behavior in Toddlers

Aug. 20, 2015 — Working parents often worry about sending their toddlers to daycare. But the results of a new study that tracked almost 1,000 Norwegian children enrolled in daycare indicate that working parents can ... read more

Aug. 18, 2015 — How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists have found reason to ... read more

Two-Year-Olds With Larger Oral Vocabularies Enter Kindergarten Better Prepared

Aug. 18, 2015 — A new study has found that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrive at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviorally than their ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — People have more difficulty recalling the string of letters BIC, IAJ, FKI, RSU and SAF than FBI, CIA, JFK, IRS and USA. The well-established reason is that the amount of information we can hold in ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — A new study explains how taste and smell signals travel from a male fruit fly's sense organs into his higher brain as he assesses a potential mate. The research may provide important clues about ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Stripes might not offer protection for animals living in groups, such as zebra, as previously thought, according to research. Humans playing a computer game captured striped targets more easily than ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Mice lacking a set of receptors in one type of neuron in the brain developed compulsive, anti-social behaviors, scientists have found. The importance of the receptor, called mGluR5, in other areas of ... read more

'Machine Teaching' Holds the Power to Illuminate Human Learning

Aug. 11, 2015 — Human learning is a complex, sometimes mysterious process. Most of us have had experiences where we have struggled to learn something new, but also times when we've picked something up nearly ... read more

Behaviors Linked to Adult Crime Differ Between Abused Boys and Girls, Study Finds

Aug. 11, 2015 — Troubling behaviors exhibited by abused children can predict later criminal activity, and those indicators differ between boys and girls, new research shows. Elementary-aged boys who show ... read more

How Common Is Sexting? Over 80 Percent of Survey Respondents Report Sexting Within Past Year

Aug. 8, 2015 — The practice of sexting may be more common than generally thought among adults. More than eight out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — While recently published parenting books have preached the effectiveness of positive parenting and 'no drama' discipline, psychologists are now saying, "don't put timeout in ... read more

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