As early as 19 months of age, children start to show altruistic behaviors. The study reports even when a small child is hungry, they will give their snack to a stranger in need. Findings reveal not only do young children engage in altruistic behavior, but early social experiences can also help shape future altruistic behaviors.
Parents who speak to their infant in parentese, or baby-talk, help increase their child's language acquisition skills.
Researchers tie some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with a genetic mutation that causes an inability to process milk, leaving the child vulnerable to sudden heart failure. Future studies will explore if a drug called Elamipretide can help reduce cardiac events in children with the mutation.
A soft neural implant that can be controlled by a smartphone is capable of drug delivery and optogenetics. The technology could speed up efforts to uncover the causes of neurological and psychological disorders.
Maternal exposure to higher levels of air pollution is associated with lower IQ scores in their children. For those whose mothers were in the highest 10% of exposure had IQ score that were, on average, 2.5 points lower than those whose mothers were in the lowest 10%. However, higher maternal folate levels appear to neurtralize the effect of high pollution exposure on offspring.
An asymmetric coupling between the peripheral visual and olfactory sensory systems allows for enhanced steering response to discrete objects in mosquitos.
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A new skill artificial intelligence app for smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon Echo can detect the gasping sounds of agonal breathing and call for help. The AI can detect breathing events with 97% accuracy from up to 20 meters away.
Experiencing early life adversities leads to disruptions in multiple systems of self-control and cortisol levels, which continues through childhood.
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Children consider technologies that pose an ambiguous threat as 'creepy'. Researchers pinpoint five aspects of technology that contribute to the feeling of ambiguity, examples of which are lack of control, ominous physical appearance and mimicry.