Neuroscience

Children's chores improve brain function

Requiring your kids to do chores on a regular basis may be associated with them having better academic performance and problem solving skills, according to new research from La Trobe University.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Good parent bond = good COVID behavior

Containing the COVID-19 pandemic depends on the degree to which people exhibit prosocial behavior— behavior that benefits others. We wear masks to protect ourselves, but also our neighbors. We get vaccines to stop the spread ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness can make you selfish: study

Mindfulness is big business. Downloads of mindfulness apps generate billions of dollars annually in the U.S., and their popularity continues to rise. In addition to what individual practitioners might have on their phones, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Helpful behavior during pandemic tied to recognizing common humanity

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people who recognize the connections they share with others are more likely to wear a mask, follow health guidelines and help people, even at a potential cost to themselves, a new University ...

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