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“Striking” differences between brains of men and women

Scientists studying brain connectivity have found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that lends credence to some commonly-held beliefs about gender traits and behaviors. The new research is detailed in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences. The study, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, found greater neural connectivity […]

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Is texting stunting our reading skills?

The general assumption that text messaging encourages unconstrained language is a myth, says Canadian linguist Joan Lee, who contends that texting has a negative impact on people’s linguistic ability to interpret and accept words. For her thesis, Lee asked a cohort of university students about their reading habits, including text messaging, and presented them with […]

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Social skills predict future earnings better than test scores

Ten years after graduation, high-school students who had been rated as conscientious and cooperative by their teachers were earning more than classmates who had similar test scores but fewer social skills, a new University of Illinois (UI) study has found. The study’s findings, appearing in the journal Social Science Research, challenge the notion that racial, […]

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