Pediatrics

If in doubt, let them out: Children have the right to play

New research from Statistics Canada's Canadian Health Measures Survey reaffirmed the dramatic decline in Canadian children's fitness seen over the past 35 years—with only one-third of Canadian school-aged children meeting ...

Medical research

Biological mechanisms behind skillful piano fingering

Dr. Masato Hirano of Sony Computer Science Laboratories and his colleagues have discovered a sensorimotor function integration mechanism that enables skillful fingering by pianists.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How social media altered the good parenting ideal

Social media has altered perceptions of what good parenting is and may play a role in the reduction in the amount of time kids spend just playing, according to a University of Alberta study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New app tests how mood affects cognitive performance

Researchers from UNSW and UCL are hoping that a newly launched app that tracks an individual's moods and emotions could lead to better management of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.

Psychology & Psychiatry

VR lullaby machine shown to induce tranquil pre-sleep states

Designed by PluginHUMAN art duo, Dr. Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer, the system involves an interactive bed and ambient music controlled by the artists, and kaleidoscopic visuals controlled by the user with their own brainwaves, ...

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