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Autism Symptoms Seen in Babies

Infants that would later be diagnosed with the disorder began to avoid eye contact at two months of age

November 6, 2013 — Ewen Callaway and Nature magazine

Music Helps You Work Harder

Physical labor is often made easier when accompanied by music. But is it merely listening to music that helps, or is it more motivating to participate in the music itself? Christie Nicholson reports...

November 2, 2013

Anxiety Increases with Online Health Searches

A study of so-called cyberchondriacs finds that those who are uncomfortable with uncertainty only feel worse the more they search online for health symptoms. Christie Nicholson reports

October 26, 2013

Mind-reading Technology Speeds Ahead

By scanning blogs of brain activity, scientists may be able to decode people's thoughts, dreams and intentions

October 23, 2013 — Kerri Smith and Nature magazine

Why We Are Wired to Connect

Scientist Matthew Lieberman uncovers the neuroscience of human connections—and the broad implications for how we live our lives

October 22, 2013 — Gareth Cook

Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime

Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity...

October 15, 2013 — Ferris Jabr

New Techniques Make Math Fun for All

With the right lesson plan, teachers can turn struggling students into budding mathematicians. The secret is carefully guiding their adventure in numbers

October 9, 2013 — John Mighton

A New Frontier in Animal Intelligence

Evidence that some animals are capable of “mental time travel,” suggests they have a deeper understanding of the world around them

October 8, 2013 — Justin Gregg
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