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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

How Neuroscience Can Benefit the Learning and Performance of Music

Oct. 14, 2016 — Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study ... read more

In the Workplace, Incivility Begets Incivility, New Study Shows

Oct. 12, 2016 — Incivil behaviors at work -- put-downs, sarcasm and other condescending comments -- tend to have a contagious effect, according to a new study by a management ... read more

Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children

Oct. 11, 2016 — Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention ... read more

Brain Training May Help Keep Seniors on the Road

Oct. 10, 2016 — Older adults who participate in training designed to improve cognitive ability are more likely to continue driving over the next 10 years than those who do not, according to health ... read more

What's Really Going on in PTSD Brains? Experts Suggest New Theory

Oct. 7, 2016 — PTSD experts agree that the condition has its roots in very real, physical processes within the brain – and not some sort of psychological “weakness”. But no clear consensus has emerged about ... read more

The Importance of Loving Care Within Children's Institutions

Oct. 7, 2016 — Nurturing caregiving from a few consistent individuals helps to minimize the potential emotional and mental-health development issues that can arise from spending the early years of a child's ... read more

New Approach to Block Binge Eating

Oct. 6, 2016 — A new therapeutic target for the treatment of compulsive binge eating has been identified by researchers. They report the beneficial effects of the activation of a class of receptors, Trace ... read more

Therapists More Likely to Call Back 'Allison' Than 'Lakisha' With Messages Promoting Mental Health Services

Oct. 6, 2016 — If you leave a message with a therapist seeking mental health services you have a better chance of getting a callback that promotes care if you have a white-sounding name than a black one, research ... read more

Peer Victimization in Schools: Two Studies Explore Types, Repercussions

Oct. 6, 2016 — As many as 75% of children and adolescents report experiencing some sort of peer victimization, researchers estimate, with 10 to 15% experiencing more severe and prolonged victimization. Two new ... read more

Analyzing Picture Books for Nutrition Education

Oct. 6, 2016 — Feeding children can be a challenging process for many parents. A previous study found 46% of preschoolers were picky eaters and 40% of picky eaters remained picky for two or more years. Nutrition ... read more

Understanding of Norms: Children Overeagerly Seeking Social Rules

Oct. 5, 2016 — Three-year-olds quickly absorb social norms. They even understand behaviors as rule-governed that are not subject to any norms, and insist that others adhere to these self-inferred "norms," ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — How does a male moth find the right type of female for mating when there are two similar types luring him with their pheromones? In many species, differences in the antenna used by the male to smell ... read more

Why 'Managerial Derailment' Affects Women More Than Men

Oct. 3, 2016 — Gender bias can influence how supervisors view a manager’s long-term potential, a new study shows. While past studies have used performance reviews and other formal measures to identify gender ... read more

Family-Centered Pre-Kindergarten Provides a Strong Foundation for Children's Mental Health and School Success

Oct. 3, 2016 — A family-centered pre-k intervention has a positive, lasting impact on child mental health and academic performance, report ... read more

Little Evidence That Brain-Training Games Yield Real-World Benefits

Oct. 3, 2016 — A systematic review of the scientific studies cited by brain-training companies as evidence that their products improve cognition in daily life finds no convincing evidence to support those claims. ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A certain form of immunotherapy targeted to Alzheimer's patients may be ineffective when that patient also has Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, report scientists. While these drugs ... read more

From Pokemon Go to Birdwatching: How We Express Our Inner Hunter

Sep. 30, 2016 — Interested in birding or wildlife photography? Enjoy playing Pokemon Go and catching imaginary creatures? If so, you may simply be expressing your inner hunter. So says a new study from Vladimir ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — The social ability of dogs is affected by genes that also seems to influence human behavior, according to a new study. The scientists have found a relationship between five different genes and the ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry, say ... read more

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

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