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Babies' Brain Responses to Touch Reveal Body Map | Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS)

Babies’ Brain Responses to Touch Reveal Body Map | Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences (I-LABS).

Now scientists at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) and Temple University are collaborating to explore the neuroscience that underlies the power of touch in infants’ lives. 25 more words

Newborns

Effects of spanking on kids' brains - CNN.com

Effects of spanking on kids’ brains – CNN.com.

Researchers say physical punishment actually alters the brain — not only in an “I’m traumatized” kind of way but also in an “I literally have less gray matter in my brain” kind of way. 19 more words

Parenting

How Propaganda Is Made Today - Merchants Of Doubt (2014)

Not too long ago on my main Facebook page, I linked to this io9 article detailing just how author John Bohannon was able to not only get a fake study that “proved” that adding dark chocolate to one’s diet aids in weight loss, but also to get it picked up and carried by and into mainstream media and reported as scientifically valid. 692 more words

Movies

Conspiracy Theorists Will Reportedly Believe Anything According To A New Study

The Internet Age has truly given power to the people to have a voice on almost any topic. It’s a freedom of choice and instant gratification that hasn’t been seen before in history. 464 more words

Web Culture

Book: The First Twenty Minutes

Gretchen Reynolds writes a great column for the New York Times, and her book elaborates on what science is saying about exercise habits.  Well-written, amusing, and empowering. 247 more words

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