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IQ, Intelligence and Brain Power

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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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23

Feb'14

Nutritional Supplements That Will Boost Your Brain Power

There are several nutritional supplements that can help improve your brain's health and its ability to function efficiently. These supplements can improve the delivery of oxygen to the brain, fight the signs of aging, and destroy dangerous free radicals.

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Nov'13

Boost Your Brain with an Afternoon Nap

The Spanish might have been onto something with their famous afternoon siesta. According to research from the University of California, Berkeley, an afternoon nap can boost your brainpower.

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24

Oct'12

Neuroplasticity: An Extraordinary Discovery of the Twentieth Century

In the past few years neurologists have dismantled, piece by piece, the entrenched view that the human brain is fixed and unchanging in adults. It was long believed that once we grow up, our brains have a set number of neurons performing functions in a fixed way.

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Apr'12

Sleeping After Learning New Material Boosts Recall

Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall.

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02

Dec'11

Eating Fish Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

People who eat baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis may be improving their brain health and reducing their risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented November 30 at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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29

Jul'11

Studies Show Edublox Increases IQ Scores

The group who did Edublox were tutored simultaneously for 27.5 hours between April and August of that year, and showed an increase of 11.625 in non-verbal IQ scores, from an average of 101.125 to an average of 112.75. The group who did not receive cognitive training showed an increase of 4.625, from an average of 104.25 to an average of 108.875.

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Apr'11

The Myth of Multitasking

The discovery in 2007 of a 'bottleneck in the brain' finally confirmed what many men had suspected for a long time, namely that no one — not even a woman — can do two things at once! The myth of multitasking was laid to rest.

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Feb'09

Effect of Colours: Blue Boosts Creativity, Red Enhances Attention to Detail

Trying to improve your performance at work/school or write that novel? Maybe it’s time to consider the colour of your walls or your computer screen. Research shows that the colour red makes us more cautious and attentive to details, while blue makes us more creative and receptive to new ideas.

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Oct'08

Occasional Memory Loss Tied To Lower Brain Volume

People who occasionally forget an appointment or a friend's name may have a loss of brain volume, even though they don't have memory deficits on regular tests of memory or dementia, according to a study.

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