cognitive development

Caring for the sick and casting out villains: Moral development in children
Caring for the sick and casting out villains: Moral development in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Question: when is a chicken more important than a sick person? Answer: when you’re four years old, according to research from The University of Queensland. A team from the UQ School of Psychology examined moral reasoning in children aged 10 and under. Dr ... Read More »

Sleep glasses help teenagers see the light
Sleep glasses help teenagers see the light (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Bright light glasses have been shown to help sleep, and even bolster learning and cognitive skills in teenagers. Invented by psychologists and sleep experts at Flinders University, the portable Re-Timer Light Therapy Glasses have recently been used in new trials to ... Read More »

Childhood communication enhances brain development, protecting against harmful behaviours
Childhood communication enhances brain development, protecting against harmful behaviours (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children with greater parent communication in early adolescence have less harmful alcohol use and emotional eating in young adulthood, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry. The 14-year study, which followed participants from 11 to 25 years old, identified that ... Read More »

Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school
Napping can help tired teens’ performance in school (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teenagers and sleep. It’s certainly a passionate subject for many parents. University of Delaware’s Xiaopeng Ji is investigating the relationship between midday-napping behaviours and neurocognitive function in early adolescents. In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, School ... Read More »

Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’
Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’ (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research has revealed new clues which might help explain why young people with the most severe forms of antisocial behaviour struggle to control and regulate their emotions, and might be more susceptible to developing anxiety or depression as a result. ... Read More »

Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children
Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Reading to your child is one of the most successful ways of instilling a love of reading in them. But in our recent study, more than one-quarter of primary-school-aged respondents claimed they were never read to at home. Children typically ... Read More »

Children with chronic kidney disease at risk of lower IQs
Children with chronic kidney disease at risk of lower IQs (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Chronic kidney disease causes irreversible deterioration in renal function, often requiring dialysis or transplant surgery. In children, genetic causes account for the greatest number of cases. Published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, the research shows ... Read More »

AusE babies trump their peers at word learning
AusE babies trump their peers at word learning (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research has found that Australian babies fare better than babies of other English speaking countries at word learning. At just 17-months-old, infants with Australian English (AusE) as their native language can already encode highly dynamic acoustic properties in speech, ... Read More »

Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development
Dad’s reading is new chapter of child language development (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fathers, as well as mothers, are being encouraged to read to their kids after new research has shown the impact dads can have on their child’s language development. The latest research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has opened ... Read More »

How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development
How Infant Directed Speech shapes your child’s development (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way you speak to your baby can tell a very specific story. Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent’s voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to new research findings, it can even facilitate early language ... Read More »

 
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