US researchers have told an international mental health conference they have proof that women with children are more visually aware and responsive compared with those without offspring.
Lab tests on rats have shown that there is a "reservoir of hormones" released in pregnancy and giving birth that create permanent changes in the brain.
"The flow of estrogen promotes neuron growth and enhances the plasticity of the brain," said Professor Craig Kinsley, a neuroscientist at the University of Richmond.
"As a result mothers in our animal models have better vision, coordination and memory, stronger survival instincts and go about their tasks more efficiently than non-mothers."
That'll help big companies and their recruitment protocols. (not)
Also this: http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23401010-2,00.html
AN 81-year-old man has shot himself dead with an elaborate suicide robot built using plans downloaded from the internet.
The Gold Coast man, who lived alone, left notes of his plans and thoughts as he struggled to come to terms with demands by interstate relatives that he move out his home and into care.
He spent hours searching the internet for a way to kill himself, downloaded what he needed and then built a complex machine that would remotely fire a gun.
He set the device up in his driveway about 7am yesterday, placed himself in front of it and set it in motion.
Whatever happened to pill overdosing or the old car engine fumes?