From the monthly archives:
Is language acquistion an innate function of the brain? This is a favourite question among psychologists and boils down to: do humans have specific 'circuitry' built into their brains to [...]
John Reid's speech contains all the usual buzzwords: integrated approach, early assessment, child centred, needs led. But my favourite is: no extra money. Oh no, sorry, that isn't the exact [...]
"...the chances that 15-year-olds will have behavioural problems such as lying, stealing and being disobedient, have more than doubled. The rate of emotional problems such as anxiety and depression has [...]
I hope it's not true. Please don't let it be true. My last friend in the world. I can't tell my secrets to real people, they might judge me! > [...]
The sobering answer is suicide. This report from the World Health Organization argues that this human toll is largely avoidable. Whether this is true or not, there are certainly some [...]
Research has shown that it isn't such a bad thing for children to have imaginary friends or hear voices. While these are indicators of possible dysfunction in adults, it seems [...]
Couple of little filler stories today: one about how people have their best ideas just before they go to sleep. This has been written about extensively by Paul Martin in [...]
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