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23

Jan


 Emotional smarts tied to general IQ 



Researchers use their findings to support the idea that understanding things involves both intelligence and applying that knowledge ‘to social situations.’
Researchers use their findings to support the idea that understanding things involves both intelligence and applying that knowledge ‘to social situations.’

15

Jan


 Does pot really lower IQ? 



A new study suggests that factors related to economic class and home life, not marijuana use, may actually cause pot smokers’ IQ drop.
A new study suggests that factors related to economic class and home life, not marijuana use, may actually cause pot smokers’ IQ drop.

17

Oct

Raising children with books may up their IQs laterRaising a child in a mentally stimulating environment has been linked to developing a smaller brain cortex, which in turn is linked to higher IQ.

Raising children with books may up their IQs later
Raising a child in a mentally stimulating environment has been linked to developing a smaller brain cortex, which in turn is linked to higher IQ.

03

Oct

Many low IQs are the result of bad gene luckScientists have discovered that many cases of low IQ or mental retardation result from random new mutations that arise spontaneously, not from faulty genes inherited from parents.

Many low IQs are the result of bad gene luck
Scientists have discovered that many cases of low IQ or mental retardation result from random new mutations that arise spontaneously, not from faulty genes inherited from parents.

16

Apr

Specific genes linked to brain size, intelligenceThough scientists have suggested bigger brains are “smarter,” this study is the strongest case yet for a genetic connection to brain size and to IQ. Of course, brain size is not 100 percent correlated with a person’s intelligence, and other factors, including connections between brain cells and even a person’s experiences, play roles.

Specific genes linked to brain size, intelligence
Though scientists have suggested bigger brains are “smarter,” this study is the strongest case yet for a genetic connection to brain size and to IQ. Of course, brain size is not 100 percent correlated with a person’s intelligence, and other factors, including connections between brain cells and even a person’s experiences, play roles.

21

Oct

Teen IQs have ups and downsIQ is linked to structural and functional changes in speech- and movement-related regions of the brain, and researchers have found that such changes are common in teenagers.

Teen IQs have ups and downs
IQ is linked to structural and functional changes in speech- and movement-related regions of the brain, and researchers have found that such changes are common in teenagers.

13

Jul

Lizards with high IQ shock scientists, solve brain teaserTropical lizards showed surprising smarts when confronted with the task of getting a hidden, insect treat.

Lizards with high IQ shock scientists, solve brain teaser
Tropical lizards showed surprising smarts when confronted with the task of getting a hidden, insect treat.