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A new study using brain imaging to study teen behavior indicates that adolescents who engage in dangerous activities have frontal white matter tracts...
Bats, birds, box turtles, humans and many other animals share at least one thing in common: They sleep. Humans, in fact, spend roughly one-third of...
In a study published in the most recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, sociologists from four major research institutions focus on one of...
There is no known cure for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. But new hope, in the form of stem cells...
Japanese research group led by Professor Junichi Nabekura in National Institute for Physiological Sciences, NIPS, Japan, found that, after cerebral...
Autistic children struggle to understand the meaning behind a smile. This is the finding of a study published in the British Journal of Developmental...
Scientists have discovered the first gene involved in regulating the optimal length of human sleep, offering a window into a key aspect of slumber,...
New evidence that early modern humans used fire in southern Africa in a controlled way to increase the quality and efficiency of stone tools is...
People from East Asia tend to have a tougher time than those from European countries telling the difference between a face that looks fearful versus...
For unknown reasons, the human brain distinctly separates the handling of images of living things from images of non-living things, processing each...

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