Not really new, still depressing: Children by a depressed parent are more likely to develop depression and to do worse at school

Sometimes there aren’t enough studies to repeat a message: life can be very hard for children. One way to have a hard childhood is having to live with a parent suffering from depression. New research shows – again – the possible effects: those children are more likely to develop depression and to not achieve educational… Read More Not really new, still depressing: Children by a depressed parent are more likely to develop depression and to do worse at school

For everybody throughout the world ‘bouba’ sounds round in shape, and ‘kiki’ sounds pointy

…and that is fascinating. Language scientists have discovered that this is happening independently of the language that a person speaks or the writing system that they use. Because of this it could be a clue to the origins of spoken words! From the press release: The research breakthrough came from exploring the ‘bouba/kiki effect’, where… Read More For everybody throughout the world ‘bouba’ sounds round in shape, and ‘kiki’ sounds pointy