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Some people are inherently better at tasks like reading X-rays. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images

People vary a lot in how well they recognize, match or categorize the things they see – researchers attribute this skill to an ability they call ‘o’

To achieve perceptual expertise, you may need more than smarts and hard work. Research suggests there’s a general ability that may help you succeed in jobs that depend on perceptual decisions.
You might just be getting better at the game you’re practicing. Malcolm Lightbody/Unsplash

Are brain games mostly BS?

There are reasons to be skeptical, of both the quality of the evidence presented so far and the questionable assumptions that underlie claims of improved cognitive function after brain training.
Parenting win: Your children leave home and say, ‘I loved family time when I was little. Every Friday night was dinner and games.’ Shutterstock

Boost kids’ skills and memories with weekly game night

A regular family ritual like a dinner and games night contributes to the rhythm and predictability of life and becomes part of a family’s unique DNA.
Many board games strengthen the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brains of players. This results in improved cognitive functions such as IQ, memory, information retention and problem-solving. (Shutterstock)

Play games with your kids this summer to boost their brains

From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
It’s actually a big developmental milestone. BlurryMe/Shutterstock.com

Watching children learn how to lie

Psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.

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