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Child’s play

“As far as we are aware, this is the first study of its kind that looks at neural development in typically developing children and its relation to the maturation of a sense of humor,” Neely said. “What we want to illuminate is the neural network that is implicated in the detection and appreciation of humor and how, if at all, that differs between genders; how, if it at all, it is different from that found in adults; and how different personal attributes of interest–like temperament, intelligence, resilience–influence a child’s appreciation of humor.”

Schwarzenegger signs organ-donor bill at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill to encourage organ donation Tuesday in a ceremony held at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. The legislation, Senate Bill 1395, aims to prompt Californians to consider the option of registering as an organ donor by making it mandatory to indicate whether or not they want to be an organ donor on the Department of Motor Vehicles driver license application, driver license renewal or state identification card application form.