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Cooties and crushes: Brain region finds new role in development

Cooties and crushes: Brain region finds new role in development

By Susan Szuch

April 26, 2015

Glance at a playground — you’ll see boys and girls running around, trying to avoid catching “cooties” from each other. It’s normal behavior for young children, and according to research by University psychology professor Eva Telzer, it’s caused by the brain region that recognizes import...