Emily Francoeur

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Why Your Brain Thinks These Dots Are a Dog

Look at the adorable GIF above. What you're seeing is nothing more than a blob of disconnected, alternating smaller blobs. So why do our brains tell …

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Kids learn better when they manage their moods - Futurity

Young kids from low-income families showed gains in math and reading after taking part in a program that helps them learn to manage emotions.

Spirit moves them: Fitness program is tailored to people with developmental disabilities

Don’t ever challenge Sam Smith to an enthusiasm contest.<p>The 29-year-old fitness instructor has the booming voice of a radio announcer, the optimistic outlook of a cheerleader and the boundless endurance of a marathon runner. (He’s finished four.) So when he starts a warmup by shouting, “Welcome to …

Study: Fish Oil Prevents Brain Shrinkage And Cognitive Decline In Older Adults

Three more cases of Alzheimer’s disease will have been diagnosed by the time you finish reading this article. More than 5 million people have Alzheimer’s in the United States alone (44 million worldwide), and the rate of new diagnosis is about one patient every minute, with no cure on the horizon. …

Infant Developmental Milestones [UndergroundMed]

Playing video games may improve reading speed of children with dyslexia, study finds

Playing video games may be more effective at helping dyslexic children read faster then reading development, according to the results of a study from the University of Padua, Italy.<p>In the study, children ages 7 to 13 played 12 hours of fast-paced mini-games from the Nintendo Wii's <i>Rayman Raving</i> …

When Does Teen Mobile Usage Become An Addiction? How to Mitigate Excessive Use

According to a survey by Pew Research Center, 25 percent of adult Americans had smart phones in 2011. Fast forward a year, and that percentage is now …

Study: The Nature and Nurture of Kids' Reading Development

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>Admit it: you’re ever so slightly jealous of those glowing parents you’ve seen in infomercials gushing over their 2yo who …

Can Facebook lead to psychosis? One study says so

Sometimes, normal humans take a liking to clinical terms and adopt them.<p>You go out on a date, and when your friends ask how it went you reply: "Oh, she's psychotic." Or perhaps: "He's delusional."<p>The justifications for such adjectives being used might be simple.<p>In the former case, the lady might …

Mental Health

10 years of bullying data: what does it tell us?

The evolution of social media and mobile communication may have made it easier than ever for young people to share but they also create an environment that can make bullying "inescapable and even more threatening than ever before" according to a new report by Child Helpline International (CHI).<p>CHI, …

National Study: Mobile Devices Are Changing Parenting, Childhood, And Family Values

A national study from the Center on Media and Human Development Northwestern University sheds light on the ways digital technologies have changed parenting practices in the United States. I read through the study, wondering how my parenting strategies measure up to the average.<p>The week my oldest …