Childhood IQ may predict onset of psychotic disorders

Feb 27, 2018 by

In a study that followed 4,322 people from the UK from 18 months to 20 years old, researchers found that those who went on to develop psychotic disorders in adulthood performed normally on IQ tests while they were infants,...

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Novel technique reveals link between IQ and brain connectivity...

Feb 4, 2018 by

The results of a simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a link between how well connected a person’s regions are and their IQ....

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Understanding the brains of high-IQ people

Dec 8, 2017 by

A research team at Goethe University Frankfurt in Germany have shown that intelligent people have key differences in brain activation patterns compared to less intelligent people....

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Cognitive ability genes identified

Dec 4, 2017 by

Research from Feinstein Institute of Medical Research in New York looked at the results of 107,207 people’s neuropsychological tests and genomes. The scientists unlocked new details about the role of genetics in cognitive skills....

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Action video games reduce gray matter

Oct 12, 2017 by

Researchers at two Canadian institutions have found that playing action video games can harm the brain by reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus....

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General anesthesia may harm brain development

Oct 4, 2017 by

A general anesthetic called isoflurane has been found to interfere with the developing brain and therefore should be avoided whenever possible in pregnant women and kids under 3....

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LearningRx reviews study on childhood heart disease and later cognition...

Aug 27, 2017 by

There’s new evidence that cardiovascular risk factors from childhood and adolescence is associated with worse midlife cognition, regardless of smoking, cholesterol or high blood pressure in adulthood....

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