Everyday social interactions predict language development in infants
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Researchers found that when the adult talked and played socially with a 5-month-old baby, the baby's brain activity particularly increased in regions responsible for attention -- and the level of this type of activity predicted enhanced language development at later ages ..read more
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Prairie voles display signs of human-like depression
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Researchers make the case that prairie voles, small rodents that are found throughout the central United States and Canada, can be effectively used as animal models to further the study of clinical depression ..read more
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Large language models respond differently based on user's motivation
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A new study reveals how large language models (LLMs) respond to different motivational states. In their evaluation of three LLM-based generative conversational agents (GAs)--ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Llama 2, scientists found that while GAs are able to identify users' motivation states and provide relevant information when individuals have established goals, they are less likely to provide guidance when the users are hesitant or ambivalent about changing their behavior ..read more
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Talking politics with strangers isn't as awful as you'd expect, research suggests
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Individuals underestimate the social connection they can make with a stranger who disagrees with them on contentious issues, a new research paper suggests ..read more
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Exploring the effect of the presence of familiar people in interpersonal space
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Researchers investigate the influence of social relationships on our bodily responses to the presence of other persons in the interpersonal space ..read more
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Social, environmental factors may raise risk of developing heart disease and stroke
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Neighborhoods with more adversity have up to twice the increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study ..read more
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Developmental psychology: Concern for others emerges during second year of life
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An empirical longitudinal study tracked the emergence of empathic concern in children ..read more
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Couples with similar drinking habits may live longer
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The couple that drinks together might live longer together, too, says a University of Michigan researcher ..read more
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2 in 3 parents say their adolescent or teen worries about how sick days may impact grades
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Many parents recognize increasing mental health concerns among children, reflected by the 1 in 5 who say they're open to allowing a child to take a mental health day ..read more
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While social media changes over decades, conversation dynamics stay the same, new study suggests
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A new study has identified recurring, 'toxic' human conversation patterns on social media, which are common to users irrespective of the platform used, the topic of discussion, and the decade in which the conversation took place ..read more
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