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Your Brain Changes Throughout Your Life

Researchers say the brain doesn’t just change in youth and older age. Their study may have implications in mental health treatments.<p>Researchers can …

How an Exercise Developed for Autism Can Improve Your Marketing and PR | Inc.com

There is a phenomenon that is believed to be somewhat unique to individuals with autism that is referred to as a deficit of theory of mind (ToM).<p>In part, ToM is our understanding that someone else can have beliefs, desires, intentions, or perspectives that are different from our own. Without ToM, …

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The Things Every Child With Autism Wishes You Knew

Something to think about.<p>We are often quick to make judgements on what we perceive to be happening when children behave in a way that draws attention …

Octopuses Do Something Really Strange to Their Genes

It might be connected to their extraordinary intelligence.<p>Octopuses have three hearts, parrot-like beaks, venomous bites, and eight semi-autonomous arms that can taste the world. They squirt ink, contort through the tiniest of spaces, and melt into the world by changing both color and texture. They …

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Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

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7 psychological concepts that explain the Trump era of politics

American politics can seem baffling. Psychology is here to help.<p>These are strange, unsettling times. And for the past several months, I’ve been asking psychologists variations on a basic question: What research can best help us reckon with uncomfortable social and political realities — like the …

We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?

With enough determination, money and smarts, scientists just might revive the woolly mammoth, or some version of it, by splicing genes from ancient mammoths into Asian elephant DNA. The ultimate dream is to generate a sustainable population of mammoths that can once again roam the tundra.<p>But here’s …

How to help children with autism make, and keep, friends

Matthew rarely was invited to birthday parties or play groups as a young child. On the few occasions he was included, his mother said a prayer and “hoped nothing bad would happen,” she recalls.<p>“Crowds overwhelmed him. The noise, the games and toys were too much, and sometimes he’d run to another …

The dark side of the brain: Too much emotional intelligence is a bad thing

A new study suggests that profound empathy may come at a price<p>Recognizing when a friend or colleague feels sad, angry or surprised is key to getting along with others. But a new study suggests that a knack for eavesdropping on feelings may sometimes come with an extra dose of stress. This and other …

Working With Autism And ADHD

As more people with autism and ADHD begin to advocate for themselves at work, some employers are changing their workplaces.<p>When Sam Briefer, 23, was hired by Ernst & Young last year, he had two concerns: that he wouldn’t make friends with his coworkers, and that his office environment would …