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IQ, Intelligence and Brain Power

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May'16

The Fantastic Plastic Brain

It’s one of the most extraordinary discoveries of the 20th century. Named neuroplasticity, it’s the finding that the brain can change, new brain cells are constantly being born and die, new connections can form and that the internal structure of the existing synapses can change...

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12

May'16

Ageing and Your Brain: The Secret to Staying Sharp

Ageing may seem unavoidable, but that's not necessarily so when it comes to the brain. So say researchers in the April 27th issue of the Cell Press journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences based on counterintuitive evidence that it is what you do in old age that matters when it comes to maintaining a youthful brain rather than what you did earlier in life.

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02

Oct'15

Food to Boost Brain Power

Did you know that even though your brain is the body’s command centre, it only accounts for about two percent of your total body weight? If you eat the right amount of calories to maintain your weight, about 20 percent of that energy is used to power up your grey matter.

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18

Jul'15

One Intelligence or Many?

Whether one agrees with the application of IQ tests or not, it is doubtful that there is such a thing as general intelligence. Intelligence is an encompassing term. Many people feel that intelligence includes such attributes as creativity, persistent curiosity, and success.

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17

May'15

Study Links Brain Anatomy, Academic Achievement, and Family Income

Many years of research have shown that for students from lower-income families, standardised test scores and other measures of academic success tend to lag behind those of wealthier students. A study led by researchers at MIT and Harvard University offers another dimension to this so-called “achievement gap”...

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27

Apr'15

Effects of Ginkgo Biloba on Cognitive Functions

Ginkgo biloba is perhaps the most widely used herbal treatment aimed at augmenting cognitive functions — that is, improving memory, learning, alertness, mood and so on. In Europe, ginkgo is an important part of mainstream medicine, with sales accounting for more than 1 percent of all pharmaceutical purchases.

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24

Sep'14

Children’s Drawings Could Predict Their Intelligence Later In Life

Now there’s one more reason to save your child’s first sketches. Researchers at King’s College London have found that a 4-year-old’s ability to produce an accurate drawing of a person predicts the child’s intelligence at age 14.

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12

Sep'14

Brain Foods That Can Boost Your Brainpower

Are you forgetful at times? Do you sometimes feel as if your brain isn't operating at peak efficiency? You may be able to alleviate this problem by changing the way you eat. Science is making the interesting discovery that there are healthy brain foods that can boost your brain performance when eaten regularly.

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15

Jul'14

Food for the Brain

From blueberries to tomatoes, these 10 brain foods are proven to boost memory, help us think clearly, and contribute to overall good health.

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23

Apr'14

Better-Educated People Recover Better From Brain Injuries

Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain's "cognitive reserve" may play a role in helping people get back to their previous lives, new Johns Hopkins research shows.

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