The Seattle Times: How do teens alternate between shoplifting a case of beer, then “borrowing” a car and at other times scoring the winning goal or singing the National Anthem at perfect key? The answer, of course, is that their brains are a work in progress, still churning out new More
U.S. News & World Report: As scientists continue to tease out the impact of nature versus nurture, it appears that kids unlucky enough to get a “downer” personality gene can end up with sunnier outlooks when they’re parented in a warm, positive manner. A new study on nearly 1,900 children More
OppNet, NIH’s Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network, released a new RFA for three-year research projects: Basic research on decision making: Cognitive, affective, and developmental perspectives (R01). Basic research on decision making: Cognitive, affective, and developmental perspectives (R01) Deadlines Letter of intent: December 18, 2011 Application: January 18, 2012 More
The Globe and Mail: Look into the eyes of a twin one day. You may not know it, but you will have found an intriguing window into humankind, a kind of flesh-and-blood Rosetta stone that holds the promise of curing disease and easing mental illness. That’s no exaggeration – and More
Los Angeles Times: For more than a decade, the phenomenally popular Harry Potter series has provided grist for medical studies on topics including genetics, social cognition and autism. PubMed, an online database of medical studies, lists 30 studies that invoke the young wizard. There’s “Harry Potter and the Recessive Allele,” More
The Spec: HARTFORD, CONN. Who knew the world of Harry Potter was such a rich source of material for medical researchers? For more than a decade, the stories of the phenomenally popular series have played a role in studies on everything from genetics to social cognition to autism. PubMed, an More
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