The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.
By the age of 24, children born to mothers who suffered from depression during pregnancy or postpartum depression scored three points higher for depression scores than those whose mothers did not suffer from depression.
A new study shows how sophisticated social awareness in children can be in the transference of behavior.
Findings reveal the relationships between socioeconomic status, brain size, and cognition are established early in life.
Providing free or low-cost vision care and eyeglasses to children helped improve academic performance and behavior, researchers report.
While iron supplements help improve symptoms of anemia in young children, they have no impact on growth, cognitive function, behavior or development.
Male children with isolated GnRH deficiency (IGD), a rare endocrine disorder associated with a lack of sex hormone during the second trimester of development, report more gender non-conformity than males without IGD. The same was not true for females w…
A new study links viral infections including mononucleosis and pneumonia experienced during adolescence with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
Just as with spoken language, sign language supports cognitive development in hearing infants.
An overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract of the bacteria Klebsiella in preterm babies was associated with an increased presence of certain immune cells and the development of neurological damage. The findings suggest a link between microbiota and br…
Almost half of the identified human accelerated regions of the genome appear to act as neurodevelopment enhancers, researchers say. The findings shed new light on the genetic basis of human evolution.
A close relationship with fathers has broad and positive effects across adolescence for both male and female children.
The first two years of primary education are a critical point for the development of the brain’s reading network in children, researchers say.
Researchers have identified 579 genetic loci associated with increased risk of disorders associated with self-regulation disorders including addiction, ADHD, and anti-social behavior.
Virtual reality helps to relieve pain and anxiety for children undergoing medical procedures, researchers report.
A new study that utilizes computer modeling and advanced imaging of developing fetal brains will allow researchers to unravel the mystery of how the brain forms and how early brain development sets the stage for neural health throughout life.
Frequent consumption of alcohol during adolescence and young adulthood was associated with accelerated arterial stiffening, a precursor of cardiovascular disease.
Just like human babies, the young Saccopteryx bilineata bat babbles as part of its initial language learning phase.
Young people who experienced complex early life trauma as a result of interpersonal violence or child abuse had more severe mental health problems and cognitive impairments than their peers with no exposure to trauma.
The brain’s white matter pathway organization during the first year of life may predict language acquisition and development at age five, researchers say.