News tagged with social cognition

Brain is not fully mature until 30s and 40s

( -- New research from the UK shows the brain continues to develop after childhood and puberty, and is not fully developed until people are well into their 30s and 40s. The findings contradict current theories ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Neuroscience report
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Schizophrenia: what we know now

( -- Emory psychologist Elaine Walker, who has studied the origins and precursors of psychosis for 30 years, edited a special issue of 'Current Directions in Psychological Science,' summarizing the recent research ...

Language as a window into sociability

People with Williams syndrome-known for their indiscriminate friendliness and ease with strangers-process spoken language differently from people with autism spectrum disorders-characterized by social withdrawal and isolation-found ...

dateAug 16, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Brain Versus Gut: Our Inborn Food Fight

( -- The relatively larger human brain makes us the most intelligent of the primates. But if we're so smart, how come we've eaten our way into an obesity epidemic? One reason is the relatively smaller human stomach ...

dateJul 05, 2010 in Evolution
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