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Your brain scan told me your mind would wander. Boy image via www.shutterstuck.com

Brain connections predict how well you can pay attention

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.
Higher levels of EI have been linked with ethical behaviour - but it also takes some degree of interpersonal skill to manipulate others. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

EQ versus IQ: what’s the perfect management mix?

It's assumed good managers are intelligent, but do they also need emotional intelligence? And if that's missing, can they learn?
Who does well in a house like this? Children with house via Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock

Where a child lives is not the best way to predict their grades

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…
You can do better. Answer sheet via Wichy/Shutterstock

Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life

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…
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Genetic screening to enhance IQ should be embraced

There could be a way of predicting – and preventing – which children will go on to have low intelligence, according to the findings of a study researchers at Cardiff University presented on Monday. They…
New research shows breastfeeding leads to improved language receptiveness at age three. Tom & Katrien/Flickr

Breastfeeding improves IQ – now have we got your attention?

Research published in JAMA Pediatrics this week shows a causal relationship between breastfeeding and higher IQ by the time a child is seven years old. Put simply, longer breastfeeding appears to make…

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