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Plug and Play: Researchers Expand Clinical Study of Neural Interface Brain Implant: Scientific American

June 29, 2009

Plug and Play: Researchers Expand Clinical Study of Neural Interface Brain Implant: Scientific American.

Exact Replication Of Facial Expressions Challenge Assumptions About Human Behavior

June 29, 2009

facial expressions and head movements can be manipulated live to alter the apparent expressiveness, identity, race, or even gender of a talker. Moreover, these visual cues can be manipulated such that neither participant in the conversation is aware of the manipulation

via Exact Replication Of Facial Expressions Challenge Assumptions About Human Behavior.

When Adult Patients Have Anxiety Disorder, Their Children Need Help Too

June 29, 2009

When Adult Patients Have Anxiety Disorder, Their Children Need Help Too.

Young Children's Exposure To Audible Television Has Implications For Language Acquisition And Brain Development

June 29, 2009

television exposure during infancy is associated with language delays and attentional problems, but so far it has remained unclear why,” said Christakis. “This study is the first to demonstrate that when the television is on, there is reduced speech in the home. Infants vocalize less and their caregivers also speak to them more infrequently.”

via Young Children’s Exposure To Audible Television Has Implications For Language Acquisition And Brain Development.

Family Obligation In Chinese Homes Lowers Teenage Depression Symptoms

June 29, 2009

Family Obligation In Chinese Homes Lowers Teenage Depression Symptoms.

got a baby?

April 29, 2009

suggested reads:
- The Scientist in the Crib
- What’s Going on in There?
- The Female Brain
- Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt
- The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland
- Our Babies, Ourselves by Meredith Small
- Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves by Naomi Aldort
- Mother Nature by Sarah Hrdy
- The Vital Touch by Sharon Heller
- Positive Discipline: The First Three Years by Jane Nelsen, Erwin, and Duffy
- Parenting for Primates by Dr. Harriet J. Smith
- Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman
- Pediatric Nutrition Handbook
- Emotional Life of the Toddler
- A Toddler’s Life: Becoming a Person
- Montessori from the Start

For Your Health, Pick A Mate Who Is Conscientious And, Perhaps, Also Neurotic

April 28, 2009

A more unusual finding involved an added health benefit reported by women who were paired with highly conscientious men who were also highly neurotic, Roberts said. The same benefit was not seen in men with highly conscientious and neurotic female partners. While both men and women benefit from being paired with a conscientious mate, Roberts said, only the women saw a modest boost in their health from being with a man who was also neurotic.

“The effect here is not much larger than the effect of aspirin on cardiovascular health, which is a well-known small effect,” he said.

Asked whether women looking for long-term mates should choose a man who is conscientious and neurotic over one who is simply conscientious, Roberts said, “I wouldn’t recommend it.”

via For Your Health, Pick A Mate Who Is Conscientious And, Perhaps, Also Neurotic.

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