A new study reports on a link between repetitive behaviors associated with autism and gastrointestinal problems. Researchers also found a connection between the severity of ASD symptoms and an increased risk of children experiencing more severe constipation, stomach pains, and other GI problems. However, no association was found between GI problems and social or communication difficulties associated with ASD.
People whose computer mouse drifted toward a safer option on the screen, even when they ultimately decided to select a riskier option, may be more risk avoidant than their choices would indicate.
Neuroimaging newborns reveals the human brain is born "prewired" to be receptive to words and language.
Brain regions associated with emotional processing are not functionally connected in a mature way to areas associated with auditory and visual processing in newborns.
Interpersonal sensitivity, obsessive compulsions, and the time per day spent using a cell phone are strong predictors of nomophobia, a condition defined as a fear of being away from smart technology.
Compared to adults, children continue to explore other options than using knowledge to capitalize on reward, to see if the value has changed. Children approach exploration systematically to make sure they don't miss anything.
Baby boomers scored lower on cognitive function tests than members of previous generations. Scored began to decline in those born between 1948-1953, and decreased further in those born between 1954-1959.
Spinal cord injuries cause stem cells in the bone marrow to rapidly divide. Following the cell division, the stem cells become trapped in the bone marrow.
Women who ate a meal high in saturated fats performed worse on attention-based tests than women eating healthier meals. The findings reveal a potential link between high-fat diets and poor attention skills. Additionally, those with a condition called leaky gut, which allows bacteria from the intestines to enter the bloodstream, performed worse on attention tasks regardless of whether they ate a high-fat meal or chose a healthier option.
People who rate themselves as highly knowledgeable about new viral infection threats could also be more likely to believe they don't know enough.