Babies would rather listen to each other than to their parents' babytalk, according to new research.
Canada has done a remarkable job of reducing lead in people’s bodies. But the experience of Flint, Mich. – where children were exposed to toxic levels of lead – teaches us to remain cautious. Here, Flint citizens watch testimonies before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, in Washington during 2016.
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Reduced lead exposure has made us smarter and healthier. Could changes in regulatory agencies across North America endanger this?
Asian Australian students tend to spend more time studying than Anglo-Australians.
Students from the Philippines, China and India consistently achieve better results at school than their Australian-born counterparts. This is due to a number of factors, including parents' values.
A new study shows how even having a few intelligent people in a group can benefit others.
Since its invention, the IQ test has generated strong arguments in support of – and against – its use.
“Remember, remember the fifth of November”…
A chemical found in products as diverse as fireworks and food packaging, perchlorate can interfere with thyroid function as well as foetal brain development.
It will certainly make you better at doing sudoku.
New studies investigate whether music, chess, video games or puzzles can make us smarter.
New research shows your ability to play certain computer games is linked to your intelligence.
The words “gifted”, “precocious” and “high potential” represent different ways of seeing and valuing exceptional abilities.
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.