A new study of the genetic factors associated with ASD draws attention to the impact autism can have on motor skills and cognitive function.
Study finds an association between acetaminophen use during mid-to-late pregnancy and increased risk of hyperactivity, attention problems, and other behavioral deficits in young children. Boys appear to be more susceptible to the adverse effects acetaminophen use during pregnancy. However, the negative effects only seem to persist during the early years of life.
Researchers report on how diversity in autistic traits can be traced to differences in genetic mutations.
Researchers discover children of mothers who consumed more fruit while pregnant performed better on cognitive development tests at one year of age.
Young adults who faced extreme deprivation as children had, on average, an 8.6% smaller brain size than their peers who did not suffer from deprivation. The deprivation related changes in brain volume were associated with lower IQ and increased ADHD symptoms.
A genetic analysis of people with extremely high intelligence shows small, yet important genetic differences between the super smart and the general population.
According to a new study, children living in cities with significant levels of air pollution face increased risk for short term memory loss, lower IQ and other detrimental neurological problems.
Frequent cannabis use was associated with a two point decline in IQ. The decline was primarily related to verbal IQ.
A new study looks at the long term ramifications of childhood lead exposure, finding links to lower cognitive function, IQ and socioeconomic status.
Researchers look at the potentially negative role exposure to some common chemicals can have on brain development and IQ.
Children whose mothers consumed large amounts of liquorice while pregnant performed worse than their peers in cognitive reasoning tests and expressed more ADHD-like symptoms. Additionally, females entered into puberty early than those who did not have fetal exposure to glycyrrhizin.