The answer to what makes the human brain unique may lie in junk DNA.
Autistic children often misjudge the feelings of others because they do not use contextual cues to identify underlying emotions.
An increase of 10 micrograms per cubic meter of PM10 air pollution on examination days reduced students’ test scores by 8% on average, a new study reports.
The link between humor and intelligence appears to be much stronger in children than in adults, a new study reports.
In-vitro exposure to THC can cause birth defects in genetically predisposed mice. THC interferes with Hedgehog signaling in the developing mice, leading to an increased risk of birth defects.
RAGE-Control, a video game system that utilizes biofeedback to regulate heart rate, reduces stress, oppositional behavior, and aggression by training children to stay calm during stressful and frustrating situations.
Study found structural differences in the prefrontal cortex and brain areas associated with empathy and cognitive control, between siblings where one displayed antisocial behaviors and the other did not.
Synthesizing a human embryo from stem cells and using gene editing to insert the Huntingtin gene, researchers found the mutation affected the size of germ layers compared to the control embryos. Findings suggest Huntington’s disease may be a neurodevel…
A 25-year study identifies a link between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and an increased risk of developmental disorders, including ADHD, autism, and decreased IQ in children.
Overall, restrictive eating was the only feeding practice that linked parent and child emotional eating.
Reading about moral characteristics helps teens absorb those traits as building blocks for their own morality, a new study reports.
Researchers say letting infants play with everyday items within their environment can help them learn and develop.
Researchers identified key alterations in gene expression and structure of the developing human brain that makes it unique among other animal species.
Children who regularly consume fruits and vegetables have better mental well-being than their peers who do not consume fresh fruit and vegetables. Those who eat five or more servings of fruits and veggies a day have a better overall mental well-being s…
Young children do not understand true or false belief, instead, they rely on perceptual access reasoning. The findings upend the longstanding belief that theory of mind is acquired by age four.
Immersive virtual reality could disrupt a child’s default coordination strategy, researchers report.
Between 1998 and 2018, the number of people diagnosed with autism has jumped by 787%. The rate of increase was greater for females, with the greatest rise in adults being diagnosed with ASD.
Young boys who play sports are less likely to develop depression, anxiety, and emotional distress later in childhood, researchers say. Additionally, boys who experience less emotional distress during middle childhood are more likely to be physically ac…
Adults who experienced traumatic events, including abuse and household dysfunction, as children had an increased risk of developing neurological conditions later in life. Additionally, researchers found a significant link between childhood trauma and d…
The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.