Moderate Drinking in Pregnancy Can Affect a Child’s IQ

Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child’s IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their children in the Children of the 90s...

New discoveries on depression

During depression, the brain becomes less plastic and adaptable, and thus less able to perform certain tasks, like storing memories. Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have now traced the brain’s lower plasticity to reduced...

Brain’s Clock Influenced By Our Senses

Humans use their senses to help keep track of short intervals of time according to new research, which suggests that our perception of time is not maintained by an internal body clock alone.   Scientists from UCL (University College London) set out to answer the...

Sleep Cycles Explained: The Fives Stages Of Sleep

While our bodies may appear to be inactive during this period, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. Sleep is not one homogeneous entity: It’s actually comprised of 5 distinct stages that repeat cyclically throughout the night. Understanding how sleep stages work...
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