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.
Like a Scrabble habit, a passion for Wordle isn’t likely to make you smarter or ward off brain aging. But it may give you a daily dose of complex cognition combined with social interaction.
Corvids and parrots might be the superstars of the bird world - but other species like gulls, geese and even chicken have shown some impressive skills too.
Encouraging a child to hold their paint brush to develop a pincer grip while the child is involved in painting is one example of guided play.
A bioengineer explains how a clearer picture of brain structure and function may fine-tune the ways brain surgery attempts to correct structure and medication tries to correct function.
Together the social and emotional ‘jobs’ of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.
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.
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.
The old saying ‘the early bird catches the worm’ might be especially fitting when it comes to peak mental and physical performance.
Beat exam stress with these top tips.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
Childhood adversity is linked to social and mental health problems later in life. New research suggests brains that aren’t as good at recognizing rewards and responding to change may be to blame.
Teens’ brains develop different skills along a predictable timeline. These milestones should influence the legal age boundaries for voting, buying guns and being put to death.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
Psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
When it comes to children’s well-being and development, it’s not whether a woman works or not that matters but how she makes her choices work for her family.
People in visually creative professions have their own way of seeing the world.
What you say may matter more than how you say it.
Practice may not make perfect, suggests new study.
Turns out children don’t necessarily become smarter just because they have learned how to play the piano or sing in a choir.