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IQ Scores Dropping Since The 1970s: Is This Proof People Are Getting Dumber?

Researchers observed a reversal of the Flynn effect as IQ test scores drop by an average of seven points per generation. What factors could have influenced the declining intelligence scores?

Neuroscience June 14, 2018

Hardworking Babies: Infants Can Learn Persistence From Adults

Is persistence learned or innate? A new study shows how 15-month-old infants can exhibit the value of persistence and hard work if they see an adult do the same.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 22, 2017

Higher Childhood IQ Linked To Longer Life Span: Study

A study has associated high childhood IQ levels with reduced mortality rates. Researchers believe smarter kids make better lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2017

Exposure To Lead During Childhood Can Cause Lower IQ In Adulthood

New research suggests that high levels of blood lead during childhood can account for lower IQ in adulthood. Doctors warn that no lead exposure level is safe for children.

Public Health March 30, 2017

Breastfed Kids Not Necessarily Smarter But Mothers Should Still Consider Breastfeeding Babies: Here's Why

A new study debunks the idea that breastfeeding babies would make them smarter. Despite this, there are a number of reasons why mothers are still urged to consider giving breast milk to their kids.

Public Health March 28, 2017

Are First-borns Smarter Than Their Siblings? Study Says Yes

Children who were born first are generally smarter than their younger siblings, but not because of genetics, a new study suggests. Researchers said it's all because of the advantages first-borns receive from parents.

Neuroscience February 12, 2017

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

Scientists Find That A Missing Gene Copy Can Cause A 25-IQ Point Drop

Researchers at the University of Montreal have discovered what they believe causes a significant drop in IQ by as much as 25 points.

January 28, 2016

Can Smoking Pot Make You Stupid? Study Questions Link Between Marijuana Use And IQ Drop In Teens

Experts believed that smoking pot can cause reduced intelligence in teenagers. However, a new study revealed that this notion may not be as definite as we think we know.

Life January 19, 2016

Birth Order Influences IQ: First-Born Child Often The Smartest

German researchers found that oldest children scored higher on intelligence tests, with IQ and the person’s perception of his or her intelligence decreasing as the sibling rank goes down. After IQ, birth order and character did not exhibit a strong link between each other.

Life October 21, 2015

Larger Brain Does Not Equate To High IQ: Study

A new study debunked the notion that a larger brain equates to a higher level of IQ. Scientists found that there is a very weak link between IQ and brain size.

Life October 17, 2015

Is Intelligence Hardwired In Our Brains?

New research says 'probably.' Scientists were able to accurately predict how well a subject did on tests, based on their brain scan.

October 12, 2015

Breast Feeding No Different From Bottle Feeding For Improving Baby IQ

The IQ of babies who were breastfed for at least the first four months of life is no better than those of babies who were bottle-fed. Researchers said that breasfeeding offers little or no benefit to a child's cognitive development.

Life September 24, 2015

12-Year-Old Girl Beats Einstein And Hawkings Test Scores On Mensa IQ Test

A 12-year-old Indian girl from Essex got a perfect score in this year’s Mensa Cattell III B paper, higher than Einstein or Hawking did. She started talking at six months, has been playing the violin since four and has read all seven HP books three times.

September 14, 2015

High IQ Children More Prone To Bipolar Disorder Later In Life

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have discovered a potential link between high intelligence quotient and an increased risk of developing bipolar disorder among children.

Life August 19, 2015

Breastfeeding Babies May Lead Them To Become Smarter, Richer Adults, Claims New Study: Here's Why

A new study involving nearly 6,000 participants has shown that babies who were breastfed were more likely to become successful in life. They tend to be more educated, more intelligent and earn more.

Life March 18, 2015

Do Dumb Guys Drink More? Study Says Heavy Drinkers Have Lower IQs

A new study found that the risk of heavy and binge drinking increases as IQ scores decrease in young men.

Internet Culture March 11, 2015

Regular marijuana use muddles your brain more than you think: Study

Chronic marijuana users who started smoking pot at an early age scored significantly lower in IQ tests than non-users. They also had less gray matter in their brain's orbitofrontal cortex.

Life November 11, 2014

Bigger brain does not make one smarter: Study

Having a bigger brain doesn’t make you smarter or more intelligent than the others, a new study reveals. Scientists say there are exceptions to the rule.

Life October 9, 2014

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