Infants from lower socioeconomic backgrounds show improvements in brain activity associated with learning and thinking after one year of monthly cash support provided to their families. The findings show interventions designed to reduce poverty positively impact a child's brain development.
Kissing, sharing food, or any other interaction that involves saliva are signals babies and young children use to determine whether two people have a strong relationship and mutual obligation to each other.
Researchers report children with speech-language disorders or developmental language disorders have greater difficulty in regulating their emotions. The study also found the way in which parents manage their emotions has an impact on a child's ability to deal with their emotions.
A new study reveals a child's reading skills can be developed with the help of a newly designed child-friendly action video game.
The genetic disruption of specific cell processes crucial to brain development was linked to disease risk in a wide range of mental health disorders including schizophrenia.
Study reports play-based learning may positively impact a young child's acquisition of math skills compared to direct teaching.
Direct transmission of BPA from a pregnant woman to her child via the placenta may have a negative impact on fetal brain development, researchers report.
Infection, inflammation, and metabolic disorders early in life could increase the chances of developing depression and psychosis during adulthood.
Researchers identified molecular signatures of gestational inflammation that appear to be biomarkers for autism risk. The immune signatures were identified in both maternal blood samples during pregnancy and in umbilical cord blood from children later diagnosed with ASD.
Study examines the stability of an individual child's depression and the effects of early life symptoms of depression on risks for developing depression later in life.
At six months of age, babies born during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic scored lower on developmental screening tests for social and motor skills than children born before the pandemic.