January 14, 2011 |
Fearful memories acquired early in life may be temporarily forgotten, researchers suggested this week. Although the study is in mice, it raises the question of whether humans may suppress or recall memories at different times of life. The researchers, from Cornell, Brown and New York University, conducted a series of experiments in early-, mid- and late-adolescent mice. As the mice entered adolescence, previously formed fearful memories were suppressed. But the mice could recall the fearful memory -- after being exposed to the context of the situation as a reminder -- once they entered adulthood.
April 23, 2012 |
It took Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester's daughter Lotte 12 years to grow from a full-cheeked infant to a coy 12-year-old girl on the brink of adolescence. But you can watch this incredible (and inevitable) evolution take place in less than three minutes, thanks to Hofmeester's video "Lotte Time Lapse: Birth to 12 years in 2 min. 45. " Hoffmeester filmed his daughter once a week, every week, since her birth in October 1999. As she was about to enter adolescence, he decided it was time to share this visual history of his daughter's growth with the world.
June 27, 2011 |
Teens who diet may not be going through a phase -- they could be continuing that behavior into adulthood, a study finds. Researchers followed a group of teens -- 1,030 boys and 1,257 girls -- for 10 years. At the beginning of the study, the participants ranged from early to middle adolescence (about 13 to 16), and at the end they were in their early to mid-adulthood (ages 23 to 26). About half of the girls and one-fourth of the boys said they had dieted in the last year. Those numbers stayed pretty consistent for all girls, but for older boys dieting increased as they got older, going from 21.9% in mid-adolescence to 27.9% in middle young adulthood.
December 23, 1990
For a book-in-progress on childhood and spirituality, I would like to hear from readers who can recall specific peak, mystical or transpersonal experience(s) before adolescence. Please contact: DR EDWARD HOFFMAN Fur Worlds Journal P.O. Box 540 East Meadow NY 11554
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November 12, 1988
The series on devil worship among teen-agers in a small Missouri town was a vivid and wrenching portrayal of a disparate, alienated subculture existing within adolescent children everywhere. Each of these teen-agers should be seen as a victim, not just the dead youth. Adolescence is often a confusing period of "searching" for the right identity. These were adolescents whose identification with the devil's "promise of power" and the strong need for control and mastery over their lives became an obsession.
November 11, 1990
I've been reading Calendar for 15 years and never before was I so moved as by the sadness, complexity and innocence of Lawrence Christon's interview with Sylvester Stallone (Oct. 28). Rocky and Rambo were only Stallone's adolescence; now the real man can shine on his own. LARI WOLF Beverly Hills