Link found between time perception, risk for developmental coordination disorder

Neuroscientists at McMaster University have found a link between children who are at risk for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a common condition that can cause clumsiness, and difficulties with time perception such as interpreting changes in rhythmic beats. Accurate time perception is crucial for basic skills such as walking and processing speech and music. “Many developmental disorders, including dyslexia or […]

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Time to act on autism diagnosis deficiencies

Identification of autism, followed by appropriate intervention, has the potential to improve outcomes for autistic individuals—but Flinders University experts say that presently not enough qualified people can diagnose. Professor Robyn Young, a specialist autism researcher at Flinders University, says insufficient time and money lay at the root of the problem. “I doubt that thorough testing is seen as financially viable. […]

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Turkey Time! See Celebrities Adorably Dressing Up Kids for Thanksgiving

Gobble gobble! Celebrity parents pulled out all the stops celebrating Thanksgiving with their kids this year. Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert dressed their 2-week-old son, Reed, in a turkey costume on Thursday, November 26. “Marinated and cooked this little Turkey for 9 months to perfection,” the Bachelor alum, 33, captioned a sleeping shot of her infant via Instagram. The Colorado […]

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Smartphone screen time linked to preference for quicker but smaller rewards

In a new study, people who spent more time on their phones—particularly on gaming or social media apps—were more likely to reject larger, delayed rewards in favor of smaller, immediate rewards. Tim van Endert and Peter Mohr of Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany, present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on November 18, 2020. Previous research has suggested […]

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You can skip the thigh machine next time you’re at the gym. Here’s why

Nothing can derail a healthy fitness routine quite like effort not yielding results, or worse, causing injury. Oftentimes, simply doing the machine circuit in the gym doesn’t yield an effective workout, and as the experts at Women’s Health point out, some of those machines can be downright dangerous! Case in point, the thigh machine, or as it’s more commonly known […]

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