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Video Gaming Prepares the Brain for Bigger Tasks

This is a close up photo of a videogame controller being used.

Playing video games for hours on end may develop skills in childhood that could be useful when training to be, for example, a laparoscopic surgeon, a new study shows.... More>


A Vast Right Arm Conspiracy? Study Suggests Handedness May Effect Body Perception

There are areas in the brain devoted to our arms, legs, and various parts of our bodies. The way these areas are distributed throughout the brain are known as “body […]... More>


Hush Little Baby… Linking Genes, Brain and Behavior in Children

It comes as no surprise that some babies are more difficult to soothe than others but frustrated parents may be relieved to know that this is not necessarily an indication […]... More>


Uncertainty Can Be More Stressful Than Clear Negative Feedback

We are faced with uncertainty every day. Will our investments pay off? Will we get the promotions we are hoping for? When faced with the unknown, most people experience some […]... More>


Why Delaying Gratification is Smart: A Neural Link Between Intelligence and Self-control

If you had a choice between receiving $1,000 right now or $4,000 ten years from now, which would you pick?  Psychologists use the term “delay discounting” to describe our inability […]... More>