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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Consumers Reveal Barriers to Brain-Training App-Iness

Apr. 27, 2016 — The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that when it comes to promoting healthy hearts, it's not a matter of getting more sleep. It's a matter of getting adequate sleep at optimal times, say ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Because billions of neurons are packed into our brain, the neuronal circuits that are responsible for controlling our behaviors are by necessity highly intermingled. This tangled web makes it ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — The ability to adapt to changes in the environment is key to survival, but this type of behavioral flexibility is often impaired in older individuals. A study in mice shows that the age-related ... read more

New Report Calls for Effort to Reduce Negative Attitudes Toward People With Disorders

Apr. 20, 2016 — Scientists should lead efforts among federal partners and stakeholders to design, implement, and evaluate a multipronged, evidence-based national strategy to reduce stigma toward people with mental ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Specific combinations of gut bacteria produce substances that affect myelin content and cause social avoidance behaviors in mice, report ... read more

Taking the Fight Against Risky Pain Pill Use to the ER: Study Shows Promise

Apr. 20, 2016 — As America battles an epidemic of deaths from misused pain pills, a new study suggests an inexpensive way to cut risky use of these drugs by people who have a high chance of overdosing. And it could ... read more

Religious Rhetoric Not Helpful in Anti-Alcohol Messages

Apr. 19, 2016 — Does including a religious message in a public service announcement warning of the dangers of alcohol use make a difference to the viewer, especially if that person lives in a Middle Eastern country ... read more

'Good Cop' Parent Not Enough to Buffer Some Harmful Effects of 'Bad Cop' Parent

Apr. 19, 2016 — Harsh parenting may increase a child's risk for poor physical health and obesity as they get older, new research indicates. And attempts by one parent to counterbalance the harsh behavior are ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice now reveals how the antiviral immune ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — More than half of adults believe children today are more stressed, experience less quality family time and have worse mental and emotional health than children in past ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — By age 3, environmental influences such as parenting are relevant factors in the development of toddlers' self-control when they are asked not to do something they want to do, such as run into ... read more

Animal Model for Pediatric Brain Tumor Created

Apr. 13, 2016 — Research scientists have developed a model to explore therapies for a pediatric brain tumor known as choroid plexus ... read more

Nearly Winning Is More Rewarding in Gamblings Addicts

Apr. 13, 2016 — Pathological gamblers have a stronger brain reaction to so-called near-miss events: losing events that come very close to a win. Neuroscientists show this in fMRI scans of twenty-two pathological ... read more

Benefits to Using Telehealth With ASD Families

Apr. 12, 2016 — Parents with children on the autism spectrum are able to have a specialist address challenging behavior in these children by interacting over the computer, too -- and at less than half of the cost of ... read more

For Kids Raised in Stable Families, No Difference in Well-Being With Same-Sex Versus Different-Sex Parents

Apr. 12, 2016 — Children raised by same-sex female parents with a stable family life show no difference in general health, emotional difficulties, coping and learning behavior, compared to children of different-sex ... read more

Understanding Genes Linked to Autism-Relevant Behavior in High-Risk Siblings

Apr. 12, 2016 — Psychology researchers are searching for early markers of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), following a study predicting ASD symptoms from children's behavior in the first year of life. Infants ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks, such as staying safe and hunting and gathering. Yet, 200,000 years later, the same human brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like ... read more

New Insights Into How the Brain Adapts to Stress

Apr. 12, 2016 — Genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioral adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms. Adaptation to stress is known to require changes in the ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — New information about drivers' likelihood to participate in risky roadway behavior has been uncovered by a recent study. The research team reports that certain personality characteristics relate ... read more

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