During mealtimes, a toddler's gaze toward either the hands or face has different roles in communication.
Study sheds light on the olfactory importance of the smell of a newborn baby's head and mother-child bonding.
Children who are physically active have higher cognitive function and increased functional connectivity in the brain later in life than those who are less active, a new study reports.
Egocentric bias in emotional understanding occurs irrespective of age or context. The bias is stronger in young children.
Changes in fetal microglia caused as a result of maternal inflammation could contribute to the development of schizophrenia, autism, and other psychiatric or developmental disorders.
Researchers report repeated social defeat stress activates microglia in the medial prefrontal cortex, triggering inflammation related cytokines. This leads to impaired neural responses in the mPFC, resulting in depressive behavior.