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HAVING AN AUDIENCE MAY HELP YOU PERFORM BETTER

According to researchers, when people are aware they are being observed, brain areas associated with social awareness and reward activate a part of the brain that affects motor control, helping them to perform better at skilled tasks. READ MORE…
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VARIANTS IN NON-CODING DNA CONTRIBUTE TO INHERITED AUTISM RISK

Researchers report newly identified risk factors differ from currently known genetic causes of autism. The variants identified do not alter the genes directly, but disrupt the neighboring DNA control elements that turn genes on or off. Additionally, the variants do not occur as new mutations in autistic children, but are inherited from parents. READ MORE…
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ALGORITHM WORKS TO SILENCE ONLINE CHATROOM SEX PREDATORS

A new computer algorithm may help to identify sexual predators who target children in chatrooms. The algorithm, dubbed CATT, can identify language differences and self-disclosure in conversations to provide a risk assessment of potential predators, researchers report. READ MORE…

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