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Region Of The Brain Discovered That Enables Children To Overcome Emotional Self-centeredness As They Mature
2014-05-28 10:18:06

Children are more egocentric than adults. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have demonstrated for the first time that children are also worse at putting themselves in other people’s emotional shoes.

Research Shows Infants Are Sensitive To Pleasant Touch
2014-04-03 16:26:20

Infants show unique physiological and behavioral responses to pleasant touch, which may help to cement the bonds between child and parent and promote early social and physiological development

Researchers Investigate The Listening Brain
2012-11-15 12:27:25

Listening abilities depend on rhythms in the brain


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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