Research Briefs

How inattention-hyperactivity affects the brain

A new study published in The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry sheds light on the relationship between brain development and behavioural disorders such as inattention-hyperactivity disorder, a condition similar to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). “The term inattention-hyperactivity, as defined in this study, refers to a set of behaviours such as fidgeting and […]

Soil carbon levels still recovering from Mayan deforestation

Approximately 4,000 years ago, in modern-day southern Mexico and Central America, the Mayan civilization arose and, in due time, spread. Over thousands of years, the Mayans developed a highly sophisticated urban society, numbering 19 million people at its peak. The Mayans built and thrived in dense, teeming metropolises, erecting giant […]