tot learning to walk

Walk that walk, talk that talk

Walking infants are better able to speak and understand their native language — regardless of what language that may be — than crawling infants of the same age.
'Inside Out'

Oh Joy! Berkeley consults on 'Inside Out' emotions

Emotion expert helps guide Pixar movie on uprooted tween's rush of feelings.
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Fidgeting may help children with ADHD perform better in school

Study: Children who moved more intensely exhibited substantially better cognitive performance.
laughing baby

Get the giggles often? It may be in your DNA

A gene involved in the regulation of serotonin makes some of us more prone to spontaneous smiles and bursts of laughter.
teen girl

Even when at rest, our brains prepare us to be social

The brain has a major system that seems predisposed to get us ready to be social in our spare moments.

We trust kids to know what gender they are

That is, until they go against the norm: addressing transgender issues in children.
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Awe brings out the best in us

The sense of something greater than the self encourages cooperative behavior.

Stereotypes persist that class, privilege determine intellect, success

Despite egalitarian efforts to downplay class as a forecaster for intelligence and achievement, many people still believe their destiny is tied to their station in life.

Altering brain chemistry makes us more sensitive to inequality

What if there were a pill that made you more compassionate and more likely to help someone less fortunate? That's not so far-fetched.

Think your morals are unshakeable? Think again

Moral decisions can be swayed by tracking one's eye movements.