News tagged with social cognition

Schizophrenia: what we know now

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes
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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 ...

dateAug 16, 2010 in Neuroscience
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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 ...

dateJul 05, 2010 in Evolution
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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 ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Health
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