A new computational neuroscience study sheds light on how the brain's cognitive abilities develop and could help shape new AI research.
Children who sleep less than 9 hours per night have significant differences in brain regions associated with memory, intelligence, and well-being compared to their peers who sleep 9 or more hours per night. Less sleep in children was also associated with increased risks of depression, anxiety, and impulsive behaviors.
Children who attend school close to busy roads and traffic are more likely to experience deficits in working memory and attention, a new study reports.
The duration of a baby's crying decreases significantly after five weeks of age, but crying remains an important part of a child's communication repertoire after the age of six months.
Stress, anxiety, and depression during pregnancy were associated with altered key features in fetal brain development, resulting in decreased cognitive offspring in a child at 18 months of age.
A young child's counting skills are the single biggest predictor of their ability to participate in fair sharing behaviors. Prompting children to count improves their pro-social sharing behaviors, researchers say.
Type 1 diabetes in either parent was associated with an increased risk of cognitive development problems and lower academic performance in children.
Study sheds new light on the roles of social interactions and cultural diversity in the development of attention.
Study reveals the role astrocytes play in the crucial closing period of brain plasticity following birth. The findings could help in the development of strategies to reintroduce plasticity in the adult brain.
Children whose diet included more organic foods scored better on tests of fluid intelligence and working memory, a new study reveals.