Digital Trends: A.I. analyzes video to detect signs of cerebral palsy in infants

Digital Trends: A.I. analyzes video to detect signs of cerebral palsy in infants. “An artificial intelligence algorithm capable of signaling early signs of neurodevelopment disorders in infants has been created by researchers in Finland and Italy. By analyzing conventional videos of infants, the algorithm can create ‘skeleton’ videos, which depict a child’s movement in the form of a stick figure. The research could help in early detection of neurodevelopment disorders, such as cerebral palsy.”

Ubergizmo: Study Finds Screen Time Physically Changes The Brain Structure In Kids

Ubergizmo: Study Finds Screen Time Physically Changes The Brain Structure In Kids. “In an ongoing study funded by the National Institutes of Health (via Bloomberg), it has been found that too much screen time can actually physically alter the brain structure in kids. The study found that in the first batch of brain scans of 4,500 9-10 year olds, those who spent more than 7 hours a day in front of a screen showed premature thinning of the brain cortex, which is the outermost layer that helps to process information from the physical world.”

Washington Post: Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance

Washington Post: Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance. “Parents who possess the resolve to separate their children from their smartphones may be helping their kids’ brainpower, a new study suggests. Children who use smartphones and other devices in their free time for less than two hours a day performed better on cognitive tests assessing their thinking, language and memory, according to a study published Wednesday in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.”

Firstpost: Researchers Make A Massive Map Of Changes That Our Brain Undergoes As An Infant

Firstpost: Researchers Make A Massive Map Of Changes That Our Brain Undergoes As An Infant. “Researchers from the St Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital have compiled a huge database with the many genetic changes that brain cells undergo as an embryo, and in the months immediately following birth.The findings from the study were published on 14 September in the journal Current Biology.The researchers isolated thousands of brain cells from a mouse model for the study.”

Phys .org: How Life Online Influences Young People

Phys.org: How life online influences young people. “Young people spend a lot of their time online. Even so, we still know very little about how this intensive use of social media influences their development. Brain researcher and Spinoza Prize winner Eveline Crone from Leiden University and media psychologist Elly Konijn (VU) describes what the research has already generated in terms of usable information and what kinds of urgent questions have to be answered. The study is published in Nature Communications.”