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April 26, 2017

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Apr. 20, 2017 — Our brains process foreign-accented speech with better real-time accuracy if we can identify the accent we hear, according to a team of ... read more

Smartphones and Machine Learning Used to Measure Sleep Patterns

Apr. 20, 2017 — Despite spending at least one quarter to one third a day sleeping, good sleep can elude many people, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders remains primitive. Researchers have designed ... read more

Phonics Works: Sounding out Words Is Best Way to Teach Reading, Study Suggests

Apr. 20, 2017 — New research has shown that learning to read by sounding out words (a teaching method known as phonics) has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension. There has been ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The measured, synchronous movement of children on the swings can encourage preschoolers to cooperate on subsequent activities, researchers have ... read more

Strong Link Between Fast-Food Ads and Consumption Among Pre-Schoolers

Apr. 19, 2017 — Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent ... read more

Signs Point to Reduced Drinking by Pregnant Women

Apr. 18, 2017 — The signage varies but the message is working. Drinking by pregnant women is down 11 percent in states requiring point-of-sale warning signs, says a health ... read more

Neural Basis for Parasitic Cowbird's Secret Password Identified by Researchers

Apr. 18, 2017 — If you are raised by other species, then how do you know who you are? Although heterospecific foster parents rear brood parasitic brown-headed cowbird chicks, juvenile cowbirds readily recognize and ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new study suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ... read more

Money a Barrier to Independence for Young Adults With Autism

Apr. 17, 2017 — When teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such as ... read more

Article Examines Studies on Antidepressants, Autism Spectrum Disorders

Apr. 17, 2017 — A new article reviews and analyzes a small collection of studies on fetal exposure to antidepressants and autism spectrum ... read more

Low-Income Children Missing out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School

Apr. 14, 2017 — Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines ... read more

When It Comes to Reading, Kindergarten Is the New First Grade

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in ... read more

Musical Beds: Co-Sleeping Is More Common Than Some Parents Admit

Apr. 12, 2017 — Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but a professor says it is a ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Decades of research explain why adolescent biology makes the 7:30 a.m. school bell so ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Six- to nine-month-old infants demonstrate racial bias in favor of members of their own race and racial bias against those of other races, two new studies ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Most people will startle when they hear an unexpected loud sound. The second time they hear the noise, they'll startle significantly less; by the third time, they'll barely startle at all. ... read more

Genetic Basis for Drug Response in Childhood Absence Epilepsy

Apr. 11, 2017 — Consider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug -- one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the ... read more

One in Three Teens With Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver's License

Apr. 11, 2017 — One in three adolescents with autism spectrum disorder acquires an intermediate driver's license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. The vast majority of teens with ASD who receive a ... read more

Parent-Mediated Therapy May Help Babies at Risk of Developing Autism

Apr. 11, 2017 — The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of ... read more

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