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Scientific Meeting » Webinar - Let’s Play Ball: How Sex and Gender Effects Influence Sports Involvement, Hippocampal Volume, and...
by National Institute of Mental Health on July 31, 2019 at 4:00 am
Dr. Deanna Barch will describe how sports involvement interacted with sex to predict depressive symptoms, and also how sports involvement was positively correlated with hippocampal volume in both boys and girls. Moreover, these relationships held even when correcting for family income, maternal education, race, ethnicity, age, and total brain […]
Scientific Meeting » IACC Full Committee Meeting
by National Institute of Mental Health on July 24, 2019 at 4:00 am
On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will meet to discuss business, agency updates, and issues related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) research and services activities. […]
Scientific Meeting » Addressing the Housing Needs of People on the Autism Spectrum
by National Institute of Mental Health on July 23, 2019 at 4:00 am
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Working Group will host a workshop to discuss housing needs of people on the autism spectrum. […]
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Social Psychology Network
More Physical Activity May Ward Off Alzheimer’s Onset
by Psych Central on July 23, 2019 at 6:39 am
Source: Psych CentralHigher levels of daily physical activity may protect against cognitive decline and neurodegeneration (brain tissue loss) in older adults at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new research... […]
Taking a Mental Health Day: How Teens Changed the Law
by BBC News - Americas on July 23, 2019 at 6:39 am
Source: BBC News - AmericasFour teenagers in Oregon successfully campaign for mental health days to be recognised by state law. […]
Boy Scout with Nonverbal Autism Earns Highest Rank
by CNN - Top Stories on July 23, 2019 at 6:38 am
Source: CNN - Top StoriesAchieving the highest honor of Boy Scouting is no easy feat: One must spend years earning 21 merit badges involving topics such as first aid, communication and environmental science. […]
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Scholars weigh in on new ideas about autism
on July 23, 2019 at 4:37 pm
A new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autism has attracted comments from more than 30 scholars across the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, education, and neuroscience. […]
Researchers get a handle on how to control blood sugar after stroke
on July 23, 2019 at 4:19 pm
Hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal blood sugar levels. Animal studies also pointed to an effect of high blood sugar in worsening stroke injury. Stroke experts have debated whether intensive glucose management after acute ischemic stroke […]
How do brains remember decisions?
on July 23, 2019 at 2:41 pm
Mammal brains -- including those of humans -- store and recall impressive amounts of information based on our good and bad decisions and interactions in an ever-changing world. Now, in a series of new experiments with mice, scientists report they have added to evidence that such 'decision-based' memories are stored in very particular parts of the […]