Children who are physically active have higher cognitive function and increased functional connectivity in the brain later in life than those who are less active, a new study reports.
Infants produce sleep spindles every 10 second, whether in REM or non-REM sleep. Sleep spindles and twitching are synchronized, allowing for twitch reactions to occur during non-REM sleep in infants.
A study of patients with polymicrogyria sheds new light on the role the ATP1A3 gene plays in early brain development.
Listening to music on headphones or earbuds at 50% volume for an hours a day can have detrimental impact on a young person’s auditory health, a new study reports.
A new study reveals people are able to recall memories from events that occurred when they were two and a half years old. The findings counter previous research, which reported the earliest memories usually form after the age of three and a half.
Children from lower-income families and who greater adversity develop their first permanent molars before their peers with less stressful backgrounds.
Higher sugar diets during childhood increase the risk for obesity, cognitive impairments, and attention deficits as adults, a new study reports.
Discontinuing an education in math after age 16 can be disadvantageous for cognitive development, a new study reports. Those who stopped studying math at age 16 had lower levels of a chemical associated with brain plasticity in areas of the brain assoc…
A study in fruit fly models of autism reveals sleep disruption associated with the neurodevelopmental disorder is associated with elevated levels of serotonin. The origin of the higher levels of serotonin was discovered to be in glial cells in the bloo…
Study reveals clear differences between children who are rejected by their peers and those who face social isolation. Children who are rejected by their peers are more likely to exhibit aggressive behaviors, while those who are isolated were less likel…
Stressed male mice can pass down their behaviors to their offspring via alterations in their sperm’s DNA, a new study reports.
Teens who find themselves in intense, controlling relationships, where they are denied healthy external friendships and self-discovery, and psychologically controlling parents, have a higher risk for high blood pressure later in life.
Study reveals a significant association between an infant’s gut microbiome and their fear response.
At age ten, children whose mothers took fish oil supplements during pregnancy were more efficient at problem-solving tasks and had better attentional focus than those whose mothers just took folic acid or no supplements at all.
Bilingualism in children on the autism spectrum partly makes up for deficits in theory of mind and executive function, a new study reports.
Researchers say there is no difference in sleep quality between children who sleep alone and those who snuggle up with their pets at night. Children with pets consider the animals to be part of their family and derive comfort by sleeping next to them.
A new study in Zebrafish reveals exposure to compounds found in cannabis during the early stages of development was linked to a significant drop in neural activity later in life.
SPTLC1, a gene linked to the fat production system, has been implicated in a newly identified ALS-like disease in children.
Vulnerable children who received emotionally supportive and stimulating learning in the first five years of life had significant changes in brain structure during mid-life.
Average IQ was significantly lower for adults who were born with either a very low birth weight or born very prematurely, a new study reports.