Acetyl tributyl citrate (ATBC), commonly used as an alternative to phthalates, may not be a safer option when it comes to brain development. ATBCs disrupt the growth and maintenance of neurons in the brain.
A new study reports aging may not be a result of accumulative damage to the body, but instead is the result of "design" flaws in our DNA that orchestrates the development of single cells into an adult organism.
Combining novel virtual reality imaging with machine learning, researchers were able to accurately detect mouse models of ASD compared to wild-type mice based on cortical functional network dynamics while the animal was in motion.
Child abuse and neglect affect men and women differently, a new study reports. Women are more affected by childhood emotional trauma and sexual abuse, whereas men are more affected by childhood physical and emotional neglect.
Children who experience adversity and trauma have a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety as adults. In turn, trauma-based anxiety and depression can increase anger. The worse the trauma children experience, the angrier they become as adults.
1 in 22 children in California is diagnosed with autism, a new study reports. The number is higher than previous estimates in December which stated 1 in 44 children were on the autism spectrum. Earlier diagnosis and extensive early services may account for the higher number of children diagnosed with ASD in California.
Researchers found the presence of numerous brain asymmetries in brain areas associated with language and visual tasks like facial recognition in newborns. They also discovered the asymmetries in preterm babies were the same as in those born to term. The findings suggest brain asymmetry may be hard-wired and critical for later brain development.
Young children encode social cues according to context, then process the social stimuli to form a representation of the current social situation. Once the action values are compared, children then chose to perform the optimal action that has the highest value.