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20

Aug

Kids’ drawings may paint a picture of later intelligenceResearchers ranked a child’s drawing of a person based on whether or not the picture included a head, a body, and facial features.

Kids’ drawings may paint a picture of later intelligence
Researchers ranked a child’s drawing of a person based on whether or not the picture included a head, a body, and facial features.

07

May

Goats are smarter than you think, researchers sayIn a recent experiment, these barnyard animals proved they can learn to solve a puzzle and even commit the puzzle solution to memory.

Goats are smarter than you think, researchers say
In a recent experiment, these barnyard animals proved they can learn to solve a puzzle and even commit the puzzle solution to memory.

08

Feb

9 of the smartest animals on Earth

04

Jun

Are humans getting smarter or dumber?What measures our intelligence? Genetics? Technology? Reaction time? Scientists differ, and it skews the perceptions of our intelligence.

Are humans getting smarter or dumber?
What measures our intelligence? Genetics? Technology? Reaction time? Scientists differ, and it skews the perceptions of our intelligence.

08

Apr

Emotional intelligence is key trait for effective leadership
Being able to understand and use emotions in an effective manner is a crucial attribute one needs for great leadership.

Emotional intelligence is key trait for effective leadership

Being able to understand and use emotions in an effective manner is a crucial attribute one needs for great leadership.

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.

13

Nov

Are humans becoming less intelligent?Some scientists argue that humans have just diversified them with various types of intelligence.

Are humans becoming less intelligent?
Some scientists argue that humans have just diversified them with various types of intelligence.

28

Aug

Smoking weed during teenage years can lower intelligenceTeens who smoke marijuana see their IQs drop as adults, and deficits persist even after quitting, according to a new study.

Smoking weed during teenage years can lower intelligence
Teens who smoke marijuana see their IQs drop as adults, and deficits persist even after quitting, according to a new study.

02

Aug

dailymedical:

Goodbye, IQ Tests: Brain Imaging Can Reveal Intelligence Levels
Research from Washington University in St. Louis has identified variations in brain scans that they believe identify portions of the brain that are responsible for intelligence.
As suspected (and as explained by cartoons) brain size does play a small role; they said that brain size accounts for 6.7 percent of variance in intelligence. Recent research has placed the brain’s prefrontal cortex, a region just behind the forehead, as providing for 5 percent of the variation in intelligence between people.
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dailymedical:

Goodbye, IQ Tests: Brain Imaging Can Reveal Intelligence Levels

Research from Washington University in St. Louis has identified variations in brain scans that they believe identify portions of the brain that are responsible for intelligence.

As suspected (and as explained by cartoons) brain size does play a small role; they said that brain size accounts for 6.7 percent of variance in intelligence. Recent research has placed the brain’s prefrontal cortex, a region just behind the forehead, as providing for 5 percent of the variation in intelligence between people.

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