We blame teen turmoil on immature brains. But did the brains cause the turmoil, or did the turmoil shape the brains?
When do babies recognize the intentions of others--and become capable of deliberate actions themselves?
On the way to learning that one thing can represent another, young children often conflate the real item and its symbol. These errors show how difficult it is to start thinking symbolically
The latest neurological research has injected much needed objectivity into the disagreement over how best to treat children with attention-deficit disorders.
New techniques could diagnose autism in babies, enabling more effective treatment while the brain is most malleable
Studies of the mirror neuron system may reveal clues to the causes of autism and help researchers develop new ways to diagnose and treat the disorder.
In infants, Elizabeth Spelke finds fundamental insights into how men and women think