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Rare Genetic Variants Increase Risk for Tourette Syndrome

An international team of 57 scientists from 11 countries has identified the first definitive risk genes for Tourette syndrome (TS), a complex neuropsychiatric disorder. The breakthrough came when researchers focused on a relatively new area of genomics research that involves looking at the entire genome, rather than searching for a particular gene, said Dr. Peristera… Continue reading Rare Genetic Variants Increase Risk for Tourette Syndrome

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Storytelling Skills of Black Preschoolers Can Aid In Reading

Research has shown that historical and cultural factors help foster strong oral storytelling skills among young African-American children and that children with stronger storytelling skills tend to develop into better readers. Now, in a new study, researchers wanted to investigate whether gender also plays a role in this link. They discovered that while girls tend… Continue reading Storytelling Skills of Black Preschoolers Can Aid In Reading

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Playing Video Games Can Change your Brain

A new review of more than 100 studies shows that playing video games can cause changes in the regions of the brain responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient. Researchers also looked at studies exploring brain regions associated with the reward system, and how these are related to video game addiction.… Continue reading Playing Video Games Can Change your Brain

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High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Amid Opioid Crisis

By Natalie Grover (Reuters) – A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health regulator to ask for a withdrawal of a popular drug this month. The cannabis plant has been used for decades to manage pain… Continue reading High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Amid Opioid Crisis

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Social Media Tool Designed to Detect Sarcasm

People with autism spectrum disorder often have trouble detecting sarcasm and irony, particularly when it is written in text. Now researchers have developed a system, called Sarcasm SIGN (sarcasm Sentimental Interpretation GeNerator), that can interpret sarcastic statements in social media. Automatic identification and analysis of sentiment — human feeling or meaning — in text is a very… Continue reading Social Media Tool Designed to Detect Sarcasm

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Psychology Around the Net: June 24, 2017

I conquered a fear last weekend, y’all. I went whitewater rafting for the first time. It wasn’t a phobia, but the days — and especially hours — leading up to it…well, I was terrified. What if I fall out of the raft? Crack my skull? Get sucked into one of those underwater cave things under… Continue reading Psychology Around the Net: June 24, 2017