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The Years When Nurturing Makes Kids Smarter And More Resilient

Photo: Getty Images According to new research from Washington University School of Medicine, children whose mothers were more nurturing during the preschool years, rather than later on in childhood, have more robust growth in brain structures associated with learning memory and stress response, than kids with less supportive mums. As part of the study, [...]

Brain Study Suggests Consciousness A Matter Of Optimal Degree Of Connectedness In Neural Network

David Shattuck, Arthur Toga, Paul Thompson/ UCLA Lab of Neuro Imaging A team of European researchers has found evidence that suggests that human consciousness is a state where the neural network that makes up the brain operates at an optimal degree of connectedness. In their paper published in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, [...]

Is misused neuroscience defining early years?

Here's the thing: what if it's over-baked? What if the claims made for neuroscience are so extreme that most neuroscientists would disown them? What if the constant references to "brain scans of neglected children" actually just meant one brain scan, from one highly contested study? What if synaptic development were a bit more complicated than [...]

Pornography addiction leads to same brain activity as alcoholism or drug abuse

People who are addicted to pornography show similar brain activity to alcoholics or drug addicts, a study has revealed. MRI scans of test subjects who admitted to compulsive pornography use showed that the reward centres of the brain reacted to seeing explicit material in the same way as an alcoholic’s might on seeing a drinks [...]