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The Orchid Children Hypothesis: More Research

Sunday, April 4th, 2010 | 2 Comments
An intriguing study by Stony Brook University researchers may help explain orchid children, showing that people who are “highly sensitive” have “underlying difference[s] … in the brain’s attention to details,” according to an article on physorg.com.  The researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to show that highly read more »

New Research Supports Orchid Children Hypothesis

Friday, February 5th, 2010 | 2 Comments
Today’s Globe & Mail reports on a new study published in the journal Child Development that shows that children who are highly reactive to stress do worse than their peers at school if they come from a home where there’s lots of stress read more »

New Theory Suggests that Overly Sensitive Children Have Over-sized Potential: Orchid Children

Friday, November 20th, 2009 | 6 Comments
An article in the December issue of the Atlantic reports on a new theory that genes that predispose people to anxiety, depression, and behavioural problems, also seem to endow people with enormous potential. According to this “orchid hypothesis”: “[B]ad genes can create dysfunction read more »

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