Psychology & Psychiatry

Latent learning occurs without any explicit teaching

Long before they enter a classroom, people learn to identify commonplace objects like a "dog" and a "chair" just by encountering them in everyday life, with no intent to learn about what they are.

Neuroscience

To baby brains, language is language, whether signed or spoken

Baby brains are hungry for language. New parents are urged to talk to their babies to help their minds develop properly. Now, a group of UConn researchers have shown that "talking" doesn't just mean speech—sign language ...

Health

Several persistent chemicals found in fetal organs

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet found industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances. In a study published in the journal Chemosphere, the researchers urge ...

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