(Science Daily) Light-sensitive cells active in the retina even before the fetus can distinguish images may play a larger role in the developing eye and brain than previously thought.
(David Neild) The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn’t just keep them warm, snug, and loved.
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(Science Alert) A new study in rats shows the extent of brain damage in newborn rodents from even short-term abuse by their mother.
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(Science Daily) Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. Unexpected events — for example when a ball falls through a table — provide researchers with the unique opportunity to understand infants’ learning processes. What happens in their brains as they learn and integrate new information?
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(Science Daily) Some people suffering from severe mental illness, particularly schizophrenia, hear “voices,” known as auditory hallucinations. This symptom, which afflicts more than 80% of patients, is among the most prevalent and distressing symptoms of schizophrenia.