Children who swim or participate in other motor movement-focused exercises were 13% more accurate in vocabulary tests than children who did not engage in exercise. Researchers say movement-focused exercises can help with the encoding of new words in children.
Young children with inconsistent sleep times at night have, on average, a higher body mass index than those who sleep at regular times.
Areas of the brain associated with socioemotional and cognitive control working in combination at a specific age or point in time, are definitive factors in risk-taking behaviors.
Older adults who consume tart cherry juice daily may have improved cognitive function. Researchers believe this may be due to anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties of the cherries.
For male victims of childhood mistreatment, specific medications can prevent or reduce epigentic marks and improve behavior, a new study reports. However, this does not appear to be the case for females. Researchers note that the study underlies the importance of recognizing sex differences in research and treatments.
Researchers have developed a new version of the classic Mirror Box Illusion to help better understand how the brain processes multiple sensory inputs to perceive our bodies and environment.
Researchers explore how some people can feel a physical sensation when they witness another person being touched.