Tag: Cognitive ability

Paper Wasps Exhibit Form Of Logical Reasoning

A new study from the University of Michigan suggested that paper wasps may practice a certain form of transitive inference. The cognitive skill may help the insects to identify novel social relationships between members of their hive.

Animals May 8, 2019

Dehydration Affects Mental Performance, So Try Drinking Water If You Can't Focus

A new study from Georgia Tech revealed that dehydration affects mental performance. People who are finding it hard to focus or struggling with motor coordination may want to try drinking water to see if it helps.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 31, 2018

Embodying Einstein Can Make You Smarter, New VR Study Shows

In a study, subjects who experienced Einstein's body as their own through virtual embodiment scored better on cognitive tests. They were also less likely to have an implicit bias against the elderly.

July 12, 2018

This Is The Amount Of Exercise You Need To Keep Your Brain Healthy

Aerobics isn't just the form of exercise that can benefit cognitive health. A range of other exercise regimes can also keep the mind sharp as people age but how much exercise is needed to keep the brain healthy?

Neuroscience May 31, 2018

People Who Wear Glasses Are Indeed More Intelligent, Genetic Study Reveals

A genetic study found a link between poor eyesight and better cognitive function. An older study also found an association between nearsightedness and tendency to attain a higher level of education.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

Sleep-Deprived People Are 5 Times More Likely To Have Increased Lapses Of Attention

A new study found that lack of sleep could cause performance impairments and other cognitive problems. Researchers compared experimental data from participants who experienced less sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2018

Babies Are Able To Think Logically Before They Can Even Learn To Speak, New Study Claims

Babies might actually be smarter than you think. According to a new study, they are capable of logical reasoning well before they develop speech and language abilities.

Neuroscience March 16, 2018

Your Smartphone Can Reduce Your Cognitive Capacity: Study

How dependent are you on your smartphone? A new study suggests the mere presence of your smartphone, whether it's switched off or not, can reduce your brain's ability to concentrate and perform tasks.

Neuroscience June 25, 2017

Thinking With Your Hands? Researchers Say It Can Help Solve Problems In A New Way

Defying the conventional way of solving problems by thinking with the head, the psychological experts suggest that thinking with hands can help solve problems in a better way. Through experiments, the experts observed that by using physical objects and tools while problem solving, one can ignite new ways of resolving problems.

Neuroscience December 27, 2016

Women Mentally Sharper After Menopause If They Had Their Last Baby After Age 35: Study

Women typically feel pressured to have babies as early as they can but researchers have found that there is actually benefit in having a last pregnancy after the age of 35. Late last-pregnancy may be associated with better cognition.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 19, 2016

Benefits Of Brain Training Games Just A Placebo Effect?

Brain training programs offer users a boost in fluid intelligence and a chance to stave off mental aging. However, new research suggests that the 'benefits' of these programs may actually just be a placebo effect.

Neuroscience June 21, 2016

Late-Term Kids Perform Better In School Cognitive Tests

Children born at late term are more likely to perform better in cognitive tests than those born at full term. However, late-term children also have a higher chance of developing health problems by the time they reach school age.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 8, 2016

Being Alone May Affect Your Level Of Wisdom

Whether you are alone or with friends can affect your level of wisdom or wise reasoning, according to a new Canadian study. Wisdom is believed to be promoted by certain situations.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 5, 2016

Your Clever Friends, Intelligent Spouse Can Help Boost Your IQ

Being surrounded by relatives and workmates who are smarter than you can help boost your IQ, a renowned psychologist has revealed. His research contrasts the notion that intelligence is static.

Neuroscience May 30, 2016

Eating Fruits During Pregnancy May Boost Child's IQ

Eating fruits during pregnancy may boost a child's IQ, a new study has found. Prenatal fruit consumption specifically resulted in higher scores in cognitive tests when the children reached 1 year of age.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2016

Higher BP Fluctuations Linked To Faster Decline In Brain Function

Higher fluctuations in blood pressure may increase the risk of brain function decline, a new study has found. Higher variability in BP readings may signify inconsistent blood flow, which may lead to cognitive problems and other health conditions.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2016

A Packed Daily Schedule Is Good For Your Brain

Is your to-do list always filled with seemingly never-ending tasks? A new study reveals a busy lifestyle is actually good for the brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2016

Listening To Music May Sharpen Your Baby's Language Skills

Incorporating music to your baby's playtime may potentially boost language and music skills, a new study revealed. Researchers say music and speech both have rhythmic patterns.

Neuroscience April 26, 2016

City Birds Smarter And Healthier Compared To Country Ones

Birds living in urban environments are smarter, bolder and healthier than those from the country. Humans may play a major role in helping birds develop cognitive abilities without them knowing it.

Earth/Environment March 22, 2016

This Is How Being Obese Can Impact Your Brain Memory

Obesity impacts one's cognitive ability. People who are obese are at an increased risk of cognitive impairment.

Life February 29, 2016

Passive Smoking Can Make Your Kids Obese And Stupid

A new study found that passive smoking may cause children to suffer from obesity and poor cognition. However, the researchers were not able to find a relationship between passive smoking and diabetes in the young participants.

Life February 1, 2016

Smaller Families More Beneficial For Children, Study Finds

Economists have found children in large families are at risk of developing lower cognitive abilities and behavioral issues. The average education of all kids in the family also dropped for every additional child born due to lower "parental investment."

Life January 4, 2016

Sugar In Western Diet Fuels Growth Of Breast Cancer Tumor: Other Effects Of Too Much Sugar

We all know that the consumption of high-calorie foods will make us gain weight, but it doesn’t stop there. Several studies showed that taking too much dietary sugar negatively affects not only our body composition, but may also contribute to the growth of cancer tumors.

Life January 2, 2016

People Receptive To False Inspirational Quotes Have Lower Intelligence: Study

Examine the following statement carefully: “Choice is the growth of nature, and of us.” At first glance, it may seem profound, but experts in Canada revealed that such statements are actually just pseudo-profound baloney.

Life December 9, 2015

Squats, Walking Can Keep You Mentally Young: Strong Legs Linked To Healthier Brain In Old Age

In a study of over 300 healthy female twins, the twin with better leg power better sustained cognition and brain aging outcomes. The research linked physical fitness with healthy brain aging, showing how simple walking or running makes vast changes.

Life November 10, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Can Give You Healthier, Younger Brain: Study

The Mediterranean diet may be the secret to having a younger and healthier brain. MRI scans of older adults on this diet show they have higher brain volumes than those who are not.

Life October 22, 2015

Babies Born Prematurely May Earn Less In Adulthood: Study

According to research, babies born before 37 weeks are more likely to earn less as adults, in spite of growing up healthy. Latest study hints at connections between premature birth and cognitive ability.

Life September 3, 2015

Mediterranean Diet Is Better For Your Brain - It's Smart To Eat Well!

A Mediterranean diet could help seniors fight off the effects of aging on their brains, a new study finds. How could diet help improve mental health?

Life May 11, 2015

ARHGAP11B Gene Makes Human Brain Bigger: Here Are Other Studies That Show Differences Between Us And Primates

The ARHGAP11B gene makes the human brain bigger than the monkey's. It may also be responsible for humans being more intelligent than other creatures. Other studies likewise show what makes the human brain unique.

February 28, 2015

Don't forget: Ingredient in beer can sharpen your memory, says new study. But...

Researchers have found that one of the main ingredients used in beer has the ability to improve memory. There's just one fact that's a little too hard to gulp.

Internet Culture October 1, 2014

Turn it up: Blasting the bass makes you powerful

Blasting feel-good music has previously been linked to positive emotions, but music lovers now have a reason to turn up the bass. Researchers connected the deep sounds of the bass to feelings of power.

Internet Culture August 9, 2014

Can walking pace be yet another indicator of future cognitive decline?

Slower walking in adults could be an early indicator of dementia according to a recent study. This technique can be used as a simple and cost-effective way to identify people at risk for dementia.

Life August 2, 2014

Shocking: Breast feeding benefits overhyped, new study claims

A new study claims that breast-feeding may not have been the main or only factor in affecting a child's physical, mental, and emotional health. The findings of this new study are important for future health policies.

Life March 3, 2014

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