About half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits. Credit: © rimmdream / Fotolia Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a

Violinist (stock image). “The nature vs. nurture debate has raged since the beginning of psychology,” said Zach Hambrick, MSU professor of psychology. “This makes it very clear that it’s both. Not only in the sense that both nature and nurture contribute, but that they interact with each other.” Credit: © Minerva Studio / Fotolia Mom

There is growing consumer demand for cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent of the cannabis plant, due to its purported medicinal benefits for myriad health conditions. But new research has found that most sold online is mislabeled, offering risks for patients, particularly children. Credit: © thanh lam / Fotolia In recent years, there has been an increased

A preschooler is exposed to light at night as part of a CU Boulder study measuring the impact of screens on sleep. Credit: CU Boulder With their brains, sleep patterns, and eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting effects of screen time, according to a sweeping review of the literature

Overall divergent thinking (ODT) score. Credit: Ritter et al (2017) Listening to happy music may help generate more, innovative solutions compared to listening to silence, according to a study published September 6, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Simone Ritter from Radboud University, The Netherlands and Sam Ferguson from the University of Technology

Education leads to a longer life. Credit: © Gines / Fotolia People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research suggests. A major study of the genes that underpin longevity has also found that education leads to a longer life, with almost a year

Researchers have identified neural signatures of explicit and implicit learning. Credit: © peshkova / Fotolia Figuring out how to pedal a bike and memorizing the rules of chess require two different types of learning, and now for the first time, researchers have been able to distinguish each type of learning by the brain-wave patterns it

Are preschool teachers failing their students in science? A Michigan State University study examines. Credit: Michigan State University Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science — a problem that is likely contributing to America’s poor global performance in this crucially important subject. A first-of-its-kind study

Behavioral experiments have shown that women share a sum of money more generously than men. Credit: © suthisak / Fotolia Behavioral experiments have shown that women share a sum of money more generously than men. To gain a more in-depth understanding of this behavior, neuroscientists from the Department of Economics looked at the areas of

Child at eye sight test. (Stock image) Credit: © famveldman / Fotolia Farsighted preschoolers and kindergartners have a harder time paying attention and that could put them at risk of slipping behind in school, a new study suggests. An estimated 4 to 14 percent of preschoolers have moderate farsightedness, or hyperopia, but it often goes

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