What Speaking Multiple Languages Does To The Brain

The benefits of speaking multiple languages can be seen in the brain, according to a South Korean study of young children.

Making STEM Accessible To All (VIDEO)

By studying social and cognitive development, Dr. Setoh Pei Pei works with parents and children to recognize the limitless possibilities offered by the world of STEM.

In It For The Long Haul

The phenomenon of long COVID shows that recovering from acute disease isn’t the end. What comes next matters too.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s January 2021 Roundup

Starting the year with surprising uses for human waste in space and ancient worm fossils, here are five of Asian Scientist Magazine’s top pieces from January 2021.

Japan Suicide Rates Reveal COVID-19’s Mental Health Toll

Monthly suicide rates in Japan declined by 14 percent during COVID-19's first five months, but later increased by 16 percent during the pandemic's second wave.

Dr. Gia Sison On Mental Health During COVID-19 (VIDEO)

How can we cope with COVID-19? In our next Wildtype Expert Opinion webinar, Filipino physician Dr. Gia Sison will tackle COVID-19’s impact on mental health.

Dealing With The Mental Burden Of Debt

Financial debt is a strain on cognitive resources, negatively impacting decision-making, which in turn prevents the poor from escaping poverty, say researchers in Singapore.

Seniors Care More For Strangers’ Financial Welfare, Study Finds

While young adults take more risks when making financial decisions for others, older people regard others’ financial outcomes as important as their own and therefore act more conservatively.

Exposing Discrimination, Promoting Diversity

In his studies on discrimination and diversity, SMU Associate Professor Marko Pitesa is motivated by a concern for vulnerable and disadvantaged workers.

Virtual Avatar Aids Dementia Detection

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that can diagnose dementia based on conversations between elderly individuals and virtual avatars.