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Video games are good for girls, if parents play along

By |2018-10-01T14:34:20-04:00February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a synopsis of the study, followed by my questions about it: ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) -- Researchers have conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their [...]

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Genetic variant that can lead to severe impulsivity identified

By |2016-10-05T06:45:51-04:00December 29th, 2010|Categories: ADHD, Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-27) -- Scientists have found that a genetic variant of a brain receptor molecule may contribute to violently impulsive behavior when people who carry it are under the influence of alcohol. The researchers sequenced DNA of the impulsive subjects and compared those sequences with DNA from an equal number of non-impulsive Finnish control subjects. They [...]

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