News tagged with social cognition

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 ...

Aug 16, 2010
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Brain Versus Gut: Our Inborn Food Fight

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

Jul 05, 2010
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Volunteering may prevent the elderly from becoming frail

Frailty is a geriatric condition marked by weight loss, low energy and strength, and low physical activity. UCLA researchers followed 1,072 healthy adults aged 70 to 79 between 1988 and 1991 to determine if productive activities ...

Jan 08, 2010
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