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Music Really Does Make You Smarter — A Lot Smarter

By | Wed, 06/18/2014 - 14:28

People who play music not only have higher IQs, but also better problem-solving and multitasking skills than people who don't, a new study shows.

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Can Social Networking Make You Smarter?

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 18:06

Researchers have found that people with a larger social network are more likely to learn and retain skills.


Brain Games Will Improve Your Memory But Not Your Intelligence

By | Wed, 10/09/2013 - 19:47

People who use brain training games might see improvements in their multitasking and memory skills, but these games won't help their problem solving or reasoning skills, a new study says.

Genius May Derive Much From Practice, Rather Than Innate Ability

Some Intellectual Abilities May Derive From Methodical Practice

By | Sat, 09/28/2013 - 22:53

A person's ability to perform complex mathematical calculations may derive not from innate talent but from methodical practice, suggesting the same might hold for other intellectual abilities.


Musicians Have Sharper Minds And Are Better Problem Solvers

By | Fri, 09/27/2013 - 14:44

Picking up a musical instrument could improve your mental awareness and help you avoid illness or age-related brain deterioration.

Is IQ Inherited? 10 Genetic Mutations May Account For Intelligence And Explain Manifestation Of Dementia

Is IQ Inherited? 10 Genetic Mutations May Account For Intelligence And Explain Dementia

By | Wed, 06/05/2013 - 15:50

Researchers studied the small genetic mutations of more than 126,000 individuals to determine how their genes influenced their educational achievements.

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Research Links High Sex Drive To High IQ, But Brainiacs Still Have Less Sex Than Everyone Else

By | Thu, 05/23/2013 - 13:48

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.

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Frontal Lobe Size in Brain Does Not Explain Human Intelligence

By | Mon, 05/13/2013 - 19:44

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.

Shakuntala Devi Dies - Mathematical Savant as a Young Woman

‘Human Computer’ Shakuntala Devi Dies: How Did She Become a Mathematical Savant?

By | Wed, 04/24/2013 - 23:42

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.

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If You Can't Do Math, Try Harder: Motivation, Not Intelligence, Determines Mathematical Skill

By | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 10:16

It's not how smart you are but how hard you try that determines how well you do on a math test.


Study Confirms That IQ Tests Do Not Accurately Predict Intelligence

By | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 14:17

A new study confirms that IQ tests are not an accurate predictor of intelligence.

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Scientists Identify Moment in History Responsible for Human Intelligence…and Mental Illness

By | Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:50

Researchers have pinpointed the exact time in history when they believe that human ancestors evolved the capacity for intelligence.


Research Suggests That Humans Are Becoming More Stupid

By | Mon, 11/12/2012 - 14:44

A researcher has postulated what your ornery uncle has been grumbling for years: humans are getting dumber.

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Can Creativity Foreshadow Mental Illness?

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 14:12

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.


Eat More Chocolate, Win More Nobel Prizes, Study Says

By | Thu, 10/11/2012 - 10:55

It doesn't take a genius IQ to love chocolate, but evidently geniuses are more likely to eat large quantities of the dark gold.