Category Archives: children

New in Cerebrum: Older Fathers Having Children

The baby boomer trend of marrying and having families later than the previous generation was one reason for the most comprehensive study to date on parental age and offspring mental health. The findings—published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry in late February—garnered considerable … Continue reading

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Developing Smarter Students

Have you ever thought you knew something, then tried to explain it to someone else and realized you didn’t? Researchers call this the illusion of explanatory depth: We humans think we understand the world better than we really do. This … Continue reading

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New Cerebrum: Socioeconomic Status and the Brain

What do Warren Buffet, Barack Obama, and Ella Fitzgerald have in common? They are among the large number of people who have overcome disadvantaged backgrounds—even homelessness—to become accomplished, world-famous individuals. Yet, they also beat the odds, according to recent research … Continue reading

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Kids Section on Dana Website

Have you ever wondered how sunscreen works? How about why we yawn? Everyday Mysteries, a website run by the Library of Congress, can answer some of life’s interesting and puzzling questions on topics ranging from meteorology to plants to home … Continue reading

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Autism: Human Social Behavior

A vexing burden for millions of children, adults, and families, an enigma and a challenge to researchers: this is autism as Catherine Lord, Ph.D., described it in Columbia University’s inaugural Brain Insight Lecture, sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and … Continue reading

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