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Test Subjects in Diapers

When do babies recognize the intentions of others--and become capable of deliberate actions themselves?

By Gisa Aschersleben

Detecting Autism Early

New techniques could diagnose autism in babies, enabling more effective treatment while the brain is most malleable

By Ulrich Kraft

Broken Mirrors: A Theory of Autism

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.

By Lindsay M. Oberman and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Mindful of Symbols

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...

By Judy S. Deloache

Informing the ADHD Debate

The latest neurological research has injected much needed objectivity into the disagreement over how best to treat children with attention-deficit disorders.

By Aribert Rothenberger and Tobias Banaschewski

Just a Bit Different

With special training early in life, children born with Down syndrome have a higher chance of developing into independent individuals

By Ingelore Moeller

Is the Teen Brain Too Rational?

With the decision-making areas of their brains still developing, teenagers show poor judgment in risky situations. Thinking less logically may be the answer.

By Frank Farley and Valerie F. Reyna

The Myth of the Teen Brain

We blame teen turmoil on immature brains. But did the brains cause the turmoil, or did the turmoil shape the brains?

By Robert Epstein

Train Your Brain

Mental exercises with neurofeedback may ease symptoms of attention-deficit disorder, epilepsy and depression--and even boost cognition in healthy brains

By Ulrich Kraft


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