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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Can hugs make you healthier?
Even though it's February, I'm not sick. How does that work? Some new research from Carnegie Mellon University might give us some clues. In their most recent study, Cohen and colleagues used questionnaires to assess how socially supported each of their 406 study volunteers felt, and used daily telephone interviews to tally up the interpersonal conflicts that had happened that day. The researchers recorded one more thing that hadn't been studied before: the number of hugs each volunteer had received.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Researchers Discover "Idiosyncratic" Brain Patterns in Autism
New research recently published in Nature Neuroscience shows the brains of individuals with autism display unique synchronization patterns, something that could impact earlier diagnosis of the disorder and future treatments.