Posts filed under: Biological Psychology

The CDC, Women, and Alcohol

The CDC started a bit of a firestorm recently by making a simple suggestion based on sound public health principles. Because damage to the developing nervous system can result from alcohol consumption even before a woman knows she’s pregnant, the […]

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readings in psychology for 1 february 2016 #psychology #intropsych #biopsych #PsychScience

What we are reading today: genetic manipulation of human embryos  “The decision makes Britain one of the first countries in the world to grant this type of authorisation on one of science’s new frontiers and follows months of deliberation by […]

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DIY Trepanning?

Archaeologists have found skulls dating back as far as 7000 years that show evidence of trepanation (also known as trephining). A cut has been made in the skull. Some of the skulls show bone growth, suggesting that people were able […]

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SSRI Use During Pregnancy and Risk for Autism

As the mother of an adult daughter with autism, I watch the news in this area very closely. We still don’t know what causes autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or why rates appear to have increased dramatically during the last 20 […]

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Medicating ADHD

My students know that I have some major biases (I try to share these upfront), and in particular, I really don’t like the idea of medicating developing brains when alternative treatments are available. I am not a clinician, and I […]

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