Repeatedly getting angry, hitting, shaking, or yelling at children is linked with smaller brain structures in adolescence, according to a new study published in Development and Psychology. It was conducted by Sabrina Suffren, PhD, at Université de Montréal and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre in partnership with researchers from Stanford University. […]

Small children learn language at a pace far faster than teenagers or adults. One explanation for this learning advantage comes not from differences between children and adults, but from the differences in the way that people talk to children and adults. For the first time, a team of researchers developed […]

Study shows how traumatic experiences can leave their mark on a person’s eyes. New research by Welsh academics shows that a patient’s pupils can reveal if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past. Post-traumatic stress disorder can occur when a person has experienced a traumatic event such as […]

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Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Fans of social media may say that all of that posting and liking helps connect them with others, but a new study finds that spending more time on social media platforms is actually linked to a higher likelihood of feeling socially isolated. Social isolation — which the researchers […]