IQ, Intelligence and Brain Power

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Oct'16

Electric Brain Stimulation During Sleep Can Boost Memory

For the first time, scientists report using transcranial alternating current stimulation, or tACS, to target a specific kind of brain activity during sleep and strengthen memory in healthy people.

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29

Oct'16

Feral Children: The Story Genie, a Child Kept in Extreme Isolation

Feral children are children who have grown up with minimal human contact, or even none at all. Besides children being raised in the "natural state" provided by the wild, there are also many cases of children who were raised or kept in extreme isolation. This is the story of Genie.

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29

Oct'16

Placebo Sweet Spot for Pain Relief Identified in Brain

Scientists have identified for the first time the region in the brain responsible for the "placebo effect" in pain relief, when a fake treatment actually results in substantial reduction of pain, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).

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23

Oct'16

Going for a Run Could Improve Cramming for Exams

Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new study published in Cognitive Systems Research.

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22

Oct'16

Childhood Diet and IQ

Want a smarter child? Start by feeding them the right foods. While a child’s IQ is mostly genetically determined, as well as by the amount and type of cognitive training they receive, what they eat plays a role too...

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08

Oct'16

Six Ways to Boost Your Brainpower

Researchers concluded that people with high brain reserve have almost half as much risk of developing dementia as those with low brain reserve. Feeling a little less mentally quick than you did a few years ago? Here are six proven ways to boost your brainpower....

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04

Oct'16

Nutrients for Brain Power

A key strategy for tuning up the nervous system is to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to make healthy nerve cells, to protect them from damage, and to enhance their ability to carry out their functions.

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03

Oct'16

Walter Anthony’s Purple Nurple Optical Illusion

Warning: This page might make sensitive observers dizzy or sick. Should you feel dizzy, leave this page immediately! An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterised by visually perceived images that are deceptive or misleading. The information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source.

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01

Oct'16

Cognitive Development: Not an Automatic Process

Cognitive development focuses on how children learn and process information. It is the development of the thinking and organising systems of the mind. It involves language, mental imagery, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and memory development.

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26

Sep'16

Do IQ Tests Measure Intelligence? If So, What Is Intelligence?

If an IQ test is supposed to measure a person's intelligence, the question is: What is intelligence? Is it the ability to do well in school? Is it the ability to read well and spell correctly? Or are the following people intelligent? The physician who smokes three packets of cigarettes a day? The Nobel Prize winner whose marriage and personal life are in ruins?...

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