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Electromagnetic Fields Disrupt Newborns’ Heart Rates

The electromagnetic fields produced by hospital incubators can interfere with newborn babies’ heart rates, potentially creating problems for infants born prematurely who may spend extended periods in incubators, reveals a study in the latest issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood. The small-scale study assessed the variability in the heart rate of 43 newborn babies, […]

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Monkeys Demonstrate Metacognitive Skills

The ability to reflect on one’s knowledge was thought of as an exclusively human ability, but it seems that other primates can engage in meta-cognition as well, say researchers from Columbia’s Primate Cognition Laboratory. The work, detailed in Psychological Science, was designed to show that a monkey could express its confidence in its answers to […]

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