According to the findings of a new study from Queen’s University Belfast, narcissistic teens may show better results at school.
For the study, a lead researcher Kostas Papageorgiou and his colleagues recruited 340 teenage students from different high schools in Milan, Italy. Having assessed the received data, the scientists concluded that teens with higher levels of subclinical narcissism tend to be more mentally tough what leads to better performance at school.
Lead researchers Kostas Papageorgiou, a lecturer in developmental psychopathology at Queen’s University Belfast in the United Kingdom, says: “People who score high on subclinical narcissism may be at an advantage because their heightened sense of self-worth may mean they are motivated, assertive, and successful in certain contexts.”
A new study from Georgetown University Medical Center finds that language may be learned in ancient brain systems intended for “general purpose” that appeared before humans and can be found in other animals.
For the study, the scientists analyzed findings of 16 studies that examined language learning in two brain systems, declarative and procedural memory. The studies included 665 participants in total who were given various tasks such as reading, listening, and speaking.
Lead investigator Michael T Ullman, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience at Georgetown University School of Medicine, says: “Our conclusion that language is learned in such ancient general-purpose systems contrasts with the long-standing theory that language modules found only in humans.”
A new study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, concluded that fatty acids could be responsible for reading skills in children.
Mats Johnson, chief physician and researcher at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Center at Sahlgrenska Academy at the university, and his colleagues noted that polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 and their effects on kids’ learning and behaviour has been a growing area of research.
Mats Johnson said: “Even after 3 months, we could see that the children’s reading skills improved with the addition of fatty acids, compared with those who received the placebo. This was particularly evident in the ability to read a nonsense word aloud and pronounce it correctly (phonologic decoding), and the ability to read a series of letters quickly (visual analysis time).”
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