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Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

There is no rest for a baby’s brain – not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Working with researchers from the University of […]

Researchers discover 'idiosyncratic' brain patterns in autism

Altered dopamine signaling a clue to autism

Newly discovered genetic variations linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) disrupt the function of the dopamine transporter, suggesting that altered dopamine signaling contributes to this common developmental condition, according to […]

Scientists map food security and self-provision of major cities

Diet and nutrition essential for mental health

Evidence is rapidly growing showing vital relationships between both diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health, a new international collaboration led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin […]

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Common Pesticide May Increase Risk of ADHD

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system — responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity […]

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Child maltreatment not a clear path to adult crime

Research has found a significant link between childhood abuse and neglect and crime in adulthood. But a recent University of Washington study finds that link all but disappears when accounting […]