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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Father’s interaction with baby boosts early cognitive development...

Aug 25, 2017 by

In a study published in Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers found that fathers who interacted more with their babies had a positive impact on the child’s cognitive development....

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Immune reaction to viruses may cause learning and memory problems...

Aug 23, 2017 by

A study published online in Nature Medicine found that the body’s immune reaction to viruses, such as HIV and the flu, may cause memory and learning problems....

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