Mothers who reported higher levels of parental stress had less synchrony in brain activity with their young children than moms who were more stress-free. The findings shed new light on how parental stress can impact the mother-child relationship on a day-to-day basis.
Children with autism scan the faces of other people differently to neurotypical children. A new eye-tracking technique that uses facial areas of interest could help with the early detection of ASD.
Simply reminding children of the multiple roles they play in life, from a friend to sibling, can help improve flexible thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Egocentric bias in emotional understanding occurs irrespective of age or context. The bias is stronger in young children.
Mice that experienced early life stress and later developed irritable bowel syndrome had significantly higher levels of intestinal stem cells and enterochromaffin (EC). Additionally, the mice expressed elevated secretion of serotonin as a result of the increased EC cell density.
Early life adversity, coupled with overexpression of the FKBP5 protein, increase susceptibility for later neuropsychiatric disorders, a new mouse study reveals. The association is more pronounced in females.
A new study reports babies' brains are sensitive to different emotional tones they hear in voices. Researchers suggest maternal interactions may help to shape the same brain region adults use for emotional processing.
Researchers have identified the first common genetic risk variants for ASD. The study, which also reveals specific genetics differences in clinical subgroups of autism, may help in providing more precise diagnoses for those on the autism spectrum.
Contrary to popular belief, developmental dyslexia is not caused by a structural dysfunction in the cerebral cortex, researchers report. A new study reveals developmental dyslexia is the result of a decrease in white matter connectivity between the mPT and MGB.
Researchers have identified a molecule that causes the decline of motor function and increased frailty in nematodes. Targeting the molecule with paxilline helps improve motor function and longevity.
Researchers report stress during fetal development and early childhood can have lasting implications for brain development, leading to increased risks of brain disorders later in life.