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IQ, Intelligence and Brain Power

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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02

Oct'15

Mozart Effect or Mozart Myth?

The term "Mozart effect" was first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis who used Mozart's music as the listening stimulus in his work attempting to cure a variety of disorders. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell, who trademarked the term after a 1993 experiment published in Nature suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily boosted students' IQ by 8 points.

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24

Sep'15

Workaholics Risk Heart Attack and Dementia

Working 11 hours a day or more not only increases your risk of heart attack by 67 percent, it also increases your chances of developing dementia later in life.

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13

Sep'15

Brain Food Is Real: Diet Affects Memory As We Get Older, Study Shows

An international team of researchers found that seniors who consumed the most nutritious food had a nearly 25 percent reduction in the risk of mental decline compared those with the least healthy diets. This study was published in the online issue of Neurology.

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12

Sep'15

Ways to Exercise Your Brain

Do you spend time at the gym giving your muscles and heart a workout? Well, what about your brain? It needs exercise too. Recent studies are showing the benefits of using mental puzzles and challenges to exercise and strengthen brain power.

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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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