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Children learn to share and show concern from an early age. Angela Sevin

Here’s how to raise a child to be sympathetic

Children feel sympathy for others from an early age. Two development psychologists explain how children can learn, based on feelings of sympathy, how to act more thoughtfully.
Glioblastomas are often resistant to the one type of drug that breaks the blood-brain barrier. HealthHub

Glioblastoma: why these brain cancers are so difficult to treat

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that has a very poor prognosis. Despite the current best therapies half its sufferers survive for 15 months and less than 5% are alive after 5 years.
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Tricking the brain: how magic works

Pretty much all of our perception is an illusion, whether we’re walking down the street or attempting to decode the latest card trick.
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At last, a gold-standard study on brain training

The headlines The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s” Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental…
We’re more likely to recall memories and information we’ve used frequently rather than those obtained at a particular age. Kristo-Gothard Hunor/Shutterstock

Passage of time: why people with dementia switch back to the past

People with dementia judge the passage of time differently, and can access remote memories from many decades ago while being unable to remember events of the past few hours.
The difference between “real” time, measured by clocks, and our own sense of time can sometimes seem enormous. Seán Ó Domhnaill/Flickr

How did it get so late so soon? Why time flies as we get older

While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of time can vary dramatically from person to person and from one situation to the next. Time can race, or it can drag.

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