Neurology http://wunc.org en Duke Study: BPA Has Adverse Effects On Developing Nervous System http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-bpa-has-adverse-effects-developing-nervous-system <p>Scientists at Duke University say a substance found in many plastics could inhibit the development of the central nervous system.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/02/15/1300959110"> The report</a> says bisphenol-A, widely known as BPA, can suppress the chemical chain of events that allows neurons to improve their functioning early in life.<br><br>"It disrupts this process and it corrupts this process," says Dr. Wolfgang Liedtke, lead author of the study.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:40:38 +0000 Will Michaels 10999 at http://wunc.org Empathy's Failings And Surprises http://wunc.org/post/empathys-failings-and-surprises <p>What is this ability to step into someone else’s shoes? To imagine how they feel, to hurt for them or to be happy for them?&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:45:36 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 10635 at http://wunc.org The Science Behind Paying Attention http://wunc.org/post/science-behind-paying-attention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Is a teacher lecturing in front of a classroom effective?&nbsp; Is it possible that the way we teach our children is outdated? Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:29:14 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 10348 at http://wunc.org The Science Behind Paying Attention Chasing Sleep http://wunc.org/post/chasing-sleep <p>Some people brag about how little sleep they need to function, but sleep disorders and the problems they cause are getting a lot more attention these days.&nbsp; Are we actually suffering from an epidemic of sleep deprivation or do we just know more about this mysterious process of absent consciousness? Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:22:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4179 at http://wunc.org Chasing Sleep