IQ, Intelligence and Brain Power

21

Jun'18

Brain Matures Faster Due to Childhood Stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain. This is the outcome of a long-term study conducted by researchers of Radboud University in which 37 subjects have been monitored for almost 20 years.

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02

Apr'18

5 Brain Myths Busted

After thousands of years of studying and treating every aspect of the brain, there are still many facets that remain mysterious. And because the brain is so complex, we tend to simplify information about how it works in order to make it more understandable. Both of these things put together have resulted in many myths about the brain. Let's look at 5 myths that have been circulating about the brain.

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11

Dec'17

Case Study: Edublox Increases Non-verbal IQ by 25 Points

Before she started at Edublox in 2015, she was assessed by her school psychologist. Her verbal IQ was 96, which is average, while her non-verbal IQ was a mere 72, which can be described as borderline intellectual functioning. Her full-scale IQ was 84 (low average). Fast forward to November 2017...

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06

Aug'17

Video Games Can Change Your Brain

Scientists have collected and summarised studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behaviour. Research to date suggests that playing video games can change the brain regions responsible for attention and visuospatial skills and make them more efficient.

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14

Jul'17

The Brain Mechanism Behind Multitasking

Although "multitasking" is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again -- and reduces overall productivity by a whopping 40%. New Tel Aviv University research identifies a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking.

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27

Apr'17

Research Results: Multitasking Overloads the Brain

Previous research shows that multitasking, which means performing several tasks at the same time, reduces productivity by as much as 40 percent. Now researchers has found that changing tasks too frequently interferes with brain activity. This may explain why the end result is worse than when a person focuses on one task at a time.

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25

Apr'17

How Walking Benefits the Brain

You probably know that walking does your body good, but it's not just your heart and muscles that benefit. Researchers at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) found that the foot's impact during walking sends pressure waves through the arteries that significantly modify and can increase the supply of blood to the brain.

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25

Mar'17

How the Brain Sees the World in 3-D

We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions. So how does the brain represent 3-D information? In a new study, researchers for the first time have shown how different parts of the brain represent an object’s location in depth compared to its 2-D location.

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23

Mar'17

Brain ‘Rewires’ Itself to Enhance other Senses in Blind People

The brains of those who are born blind make new connections in the absence of visual information, resulting in enhanced, compensatory abilities such as a heightened sense of hearing, smell and touch, as well as cognitive functions (such as memory and language) according to a new study led by Massachusetts Eye and Ear researchers...

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21

Mar'17

Better Sleep Feels Like Winning the Lottery

Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the University of Warwick. Dr Nicole Tang in the Department of Psychology has discovered that working on getting a better night's sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental wellbeing over time -- and that quality of sleep is more important than how many hours you get.

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