Psychology & Psychiatry

Do images of the brain make us more likely to believe what we read?

Whether in a newspaper or online, news articles can be supported with an image of a brain scan or statement to explain the way our brain works. Often, readers use these scientific explanations to help separate fact from fiction. ...


Video games offer educational methods for med students

(HealthDay)—Video games can play a role in medical education, offering new methods for teaching medical students, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Psychology & Psychiatry

Game apps underestimate the motor skills of young children

Research finds that most interactive games for tablets aimed at children between two and five years of age do not exploit the full range of their motor skills. This is the main finding of a study carried out at the Universitat ...


Kids' health depends on exercise and participation

Physicians, exercise physiologists and healthcare organizations emphasize the importance of regular physical activity for lifelong good health. But data show that youth today are less active than in the past, says Patrick ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Structured play trumps age for future school success

A Kingston University London psychology researcher has backed the Government's stance on maintaining Britain's school starting age saying structured play, not formal learning, is the key to success for the under fives.


Managing children's screen time: What parents need to know

In our increasingly fast-paced world, the Internet, video games, smartphones and TV programs are continually competing for consumers' attention. But what are the effects of screen media on infants and young children, when ...

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