Science News: Our Weekly Picks From Around the Web

Should you let your baby cry it out?
New study claims that letting babies cry — without intervening — could lead to higher incidences of ADHD, anxiety and developmental disorders.
www.mnn.com 12/16/2011

Experimental Magnetic Pulses May Help Heal A Brain After Stroke
A little brain stimulation by electromagnetic coils seems to speed up recovery from a stroke.
www.npr.org 12/15/2011

Alzheimer’s Test can Monitor Brain Function in Parkinson’s Disease 
The process to classify the pattern where the cells in the brain are lost or damaged in Alzheimer’s using MRIs are capable of predicting cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease, reveals new study.
www.medindia.net 12/16/2011

Stuttering Starts in the Brain
New research is suggesting that atypical brain function is a fundamental aspect of speech production tasks for adults who stutter.
www.futurity.org 12/16/2011

Widespread Brain Atrophy Detected in Parkinson’s Disease With Newly Developed Structural Pattern
Atrophy in the hippocampus, the region of the brain known for memory formation and storage, is evident in Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients.
www.sciencedaily.com 12/12/2011

We do have bigger brains than Neanderthals did ?
Study through CT scans suggests we are distinguished by different mental capacities.
www.msnbc.msn.com 12/13/2011

Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science
The brain is a mystery we’ve been trying to solve for ages, and the desire to unlock its secrets has led to vast amounts of misinformation.
lifehacker.com 12/12/2011

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