By Nadia-Elysse Harris | May 23, 2013 01:48 PM EDT
Students at elite schools spend more on sex toys than those at other schools, leading many to speculate whether sex drive is related to intelligence.
By Ashik Siddique | May 13, 2013 07:44 PM EDT
The frontal lobes in the brain are considered the locus of human intelligence, but a new study says that their size alone does not explain how humans evolved to become smarter than other animals.
By Ashik Siddique | Apr 24, 2013 11:42 PM EDT
Shakuntala Devi, the witty and world-renowned ‘human computer,’ has died at age 83. Her record-breaking computational abilities as a self-taught mathematician puzzled memory researchers, though she suggested that anyone could develop arithmetic skills like hers.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 21, 2012 10:16 AM EST
It's not how smart you are but how hard you try that determines how well you do on a math test.
By Makini Brice | Dec 19, 2012 02:17 PM EST
A new study confirms that IQ tests are not an accurate predictor of intelligence.
By Makini Brice | Dec 03, 2012 11:50 AM EST
Researchers have pinpointed the exact time in history when they believe that human ancestors evolved the capacity for intelligence.
By Makini Brice | Nov 12, 2012 02:44 PM EST
A researcher has postulated what your ornery uncle has been grumbling for years: humans are getting dumber.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 16, 2012 02:12 PM EDT
Creativity is frequently paired with mental illness, according to a new study that confirms the stereotype that people in creative professions are significantly more susceptible to psychiatric disorders than the general population.
By Makini Brice | Oct 11, 2012 10:55 AM EDT
It doesn't take a genius IQ to love chocolate, but evidently geniuses are more likely to eat large quantities of the dark gold.
By Makini Brice | Oct 05, 2012 01:28 PM EDT
One anthropologist argues that reality television is actually making us smarter.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 05:16 PM EDT
A 12-year-old girl has recently been accepted to Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, after she was discovered as having a higher IQ than both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
By Christine Hsu | Oct 04, 2012 12:30 PM EDT
Children of women who had high blood pressure or "hypertension" during pregnancy may lose their mental skills quicker throughout their lives compared to those whose mother had healthy blood pressure, according to new research.
By Nikki Tucker | Oct 03, 2012 10:30 AM EDT
Is your intelligence due to nature or nurture? That debate gets a little clearer as new research has determined intelligence, like other traits, is partly genetic.
By Christine Hsu | Sep 10, 2012 07:00 PM EDT
The next time you catch a man checking you out it's probably because he's heard all the intelligent things you've been saying.
By Christine Hsu | Aug 27, 2012 03:17 PM EDT
Frequent marijuana use before the age of 18 may cause irreversible harm to a person's intelligence, attention and memory, scientists claim.