September 9 - 15

September 9 - 15

Now that Autumn is fully in place, cozy up and read these posts from the past week, including the science of touch, second languages, and more.
The Importance of Cuddling

The Importance of Cuddling

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D.
How skin-to-skin contact benefits both babies and moms.
How Speaking a Second Language Affects the Way You Think

Speaking a Second Language?

By David Ludden Ph.D.
The role of inhibition in language, thought, and emotion.
Why Your Brain Wants to Take a Break in the Afternoon

Why Your Brain Wants to Take a Break

By David DiSalvo
The midday doldrums aren't just about what you had for lunch.
How Can Jobs, Housing, & Friends Aid Remission?

How Jobs, Housing and Friends Can Help

By John F. Kelly Ph.D.
The nuances of neuroscience
Gaydar Goes AI and Populism Comes to Science

Gaydar Goes AI and Populism Comes to Science

By Robert D. Mather Ph.D.
A new study has stirred a public outcry.
Should You Let Your Dog Sleep in Bed With You?

Is Your Dog Sleeping in Bed With You?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC
To snuggle up with a favorite canine, or not.
Why Are Teens Sexting? Should We Find Out?

Why Are Teens Sexting?

By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D.
Should we find out?