Altered brain activity in antisocial teenagers

Teenage girls with problematic social behavior display reduced brain activity and weaker connectivity between the brain regions implicated in emotion regulation. The findings now offer a neurobiological explanation for the difficulties some girls have in controlling their emotions, and provide indications for possible therapy approaches.

Music helps to build the brains of very premature babies

In Switzerland, 1% of children are born ‘very prematurely.’ These children are at high risk of developing neuropsychological disorders. To help the brains of these newborns develop as well as possible despite the stressful environment of intensive care, researchers propose an original solution: music written especially for them. And the first results are surprising: medical […]

Do you hear what I hear?

A new study found that infants at high risk for autism were less attuned to differences in speech patterns than low-risk infants. The findings suggest that interventions to improve language skills should begin during infancy for those at high risk for autism.

Creativity: A question of impulsiveness

How can employees’ working time be organized so as to enable them to perform in the best possible way when completing both creative and routine tasks? Economists investigated this question and made a surprising discovery. Which working model works best depends on employees’ impulsiveness.