The traumatic separations of children and parents initiated at the border can cause permanent changes in the structure of the infants' and children's brains and the activity of their genes.
Experiencing and witnessing violence in their communities can lead to emotional, social and cognitive problems for kids. A new study shows it affects how their developing brains grow, as well.
The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
Teens' brains develop different skills along a predictable timeline. These milestones should influence the legal age boundaries for voting, buying guns and being put to death.
Using simple strategies, parents and teachers can help stimulate linguistic and other cognitive development in children.
Adverse childhood events can not only cause lasting psychological effects but also learning problems. That, in turn, worsens health outcomes, as literacy is an integral part of health care.
Sarcasm can alienate and discriminate.
Provincial policies to implement the legal consumption of marijuana are unlikely to protect children and youth. High school teachers and parents will be on the front line.
The things teenagers choose to do can be baffling to us, but it's ok, they're in a different stage of brain development.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
A chemical found in products as diverse as fireworks and food packaging, perchlorate can interfere with thyroid function as well as foetal brain development.
There a number of ways you can use music to shape your child's brain for success, from 16 weeks gestation right up until they start school.
The animal kingdom is full of lefties and righties, although rarely is the ratio skewed as much as it is in humans. If you're wondering about your own pet, you can find out with a simple experiment.
New research has found growing up in a disadvantaged neighbourhood can have negative effects on children's brain development.
New research underscores the importance of positive touch in infancy.
Fish oil capsules are marketed as prenatal supplements to improve brain development in children. But now top quality evidence suggests they won't make any difference in women eating a balanced diet.
Kangaroo mother care: the long-term benefits of closeness in the early days of life.
Brain stimulating headsets are being enthusiastically taken up by gamers aiming to boost performance. But there are risks, particularly for children or those vulnerable to mental health problems.
Several brain regions engage in an amazing symphony to produce music. What then are the benefits of music training on a child?
Children exposed to lead are at elevated risk for learning delays and academic issues.