Research shows that funny people are also nicer to be around.
What’s better – breathing through your nose or your mouth?
Breathing in through your nose has many medical benefits over mouth breathing. As usual, be wary of misinformation and bias when looking up health on the internet.
Genes controlling how our nervous system develops are linked to intelligence.
Genetic study finds that the way the nervous system forms and develops might influence intelligence.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
British Chess Championship.
Pat Baker from Gloucester, England/wikipedia
Practice may not make perfect, suggests new study.
Inequality for those left behind is a necessary byproduct of rewarding those who excel.
Intelligence is about more than just biology.
Even if intelligence has a genetic basis, this doesn't make educational intervention pointless.
Research that finds links between genes and intelligence could worsen social inequality.
A short history of research into the links between genes and intelligence.
Hans Eysenck - a controversial figure.
Sirswindon at English Wikipedia
Hans J. Eysenck's views on genes and intelligence were considered controversial at the time. But do recent studies vindicate the man?
Your brain scan told me your mind would wander.
Boy image via www.shutterstuck.com
Particular parts of an individual's brain tend to work together on certain tasks. Researchers can look at these patterns of "functional connectivity" to predict traits – like the ability to pay attention.
Why are archaic tests being used today?
Clemens v. Vogelsang
When your kids (or colleagues) misbehave, does anyone give you five options, one of which is uniquely correct, to solve the problem? So, why do we continue to test students in this way?
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton watches as a youngster is enthralled by a picture book in New York.
This research suggests that there is one simple way to equip your children for a life of literacy from their infancy: show them picture books.
Higher levels of EI have been linked with ethical behaviour - but it also takes some degree of interpersonal skill to manipulate others.
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It's assumed good managers are intelligent, but do they also need emotional intelligence? And if that's missing, can they learn?
Put your mind to it.
New research found that a programme aimed at changing pupils' mindsets had no significant impact on their attainment.
What’s this doing to my brain?
Man playing video games via Ten03/www.shutterstock.com
After a new study found no link between the hours a person spends gaming and their cognitive abilities, we look at the evidence.
Who does well in a house like this?
Children with house via Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock
Whether a child’s family is well-off or struggling for money has long been linked with their success at school. The gap between parents’ income and their children’s achievement is evident in kindergarten…
Don’t understand? Do a bit of brain training.
A recent article in The Conversation by Emma Blakey addressed a widespread concern about exaggerated claims made by developers of brain training products. Blakey correctly pointed out that the evidence…
You can do better.
Answer sheet via Wichy/Shutterstock
We’re getting more stupid. That’s one point made in a recent article in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the Netherlands. Such…
A new study suggests the treatment pregnant women receive for epilepsy does not adversely affect their offspring. The study…