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2012-03-23 09:51:57

A study led by Eric Courchesne, PhD, director of the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has, for the first time, identified in young autism patients genetic mechanisms involved in abnormal early brain development and overgrowth that occurs in the disorder.

2012-03-15 05:38:00

My toy, my snack, my juice box, kids can be selfish! A new study suggests that age-associated improvements in the ability to consider others are linked with maturation of the brain region involved in self control.

2012-03-08 06:13:53

Stress is a term commonly used today, and we know it can have an impact on one’s mental and physical well-being. Now researchers are saying it may affect your memory too!

2012-03-08 00:52:49

Chronic stress has a more powerful effect on the brain during adolescence than in adulthood and now there's proof at the molecular level.

2012-03-08 00:51:33

A new study suggests that age-associated improvements in the ability to consider the preferences of others are linked with maturation of a brain region involved in self control.

2012-02-29 14:11:06

People with schizophrenia who completed 80 hours of intensive, computerized cognitive training exercises were better able to perform complex tasks that required them to distinguish their internal thoughts from reality.

2012-02-13 23:13:22

It’s Valentine’s Day, he forgot to bring flowers, and somehow that painfully sad look on her face is simply not registering in his mind.

2012-02-09 00:52:52

Life shrouds most choices in mystery.

2012-02-02 07:44:24

Over the first few years of life, human cognition continues to develop, soaking up information and experiences from the environment and far surpassing the abilities of even our nearest primate relatives.

2012-01-23 13:16:49

In the classic film "12 Angry Men," Henry Fonda's character sways a jury with his quiet, persistent intelligence.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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