By Anthony Rivas | 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.
By Matthew Mientka | 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.
By Justin Caba | 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.
By Ansa Varughese | 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.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Ashik Siddique | 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.
By Christine Hsu | 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.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 14:17
A new study confirms that IQ tests are not an accurate predictor of intelligence.
By Makini Brice | 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.
By Makini Brice | Mon, 11/12/2012 - 14:44
A researcher has postulated what your ornery uncle has been grumbling for years: humans are getting dumber.
By Christine Hsu | 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.
By Makini Brice | 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.