News

Harvard Cognitive Scientist Explains Why Your Brain Is Incredibly Impressive

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steven_Pinker_2011.jpg”] The more we learn about the human mind, the more fascinating it becomes, according to Harvard cognitive scientist Steve Pinker. He’s known for his research in evolutionary psychology, or the idea that human nature has adapted over time to improve chances of survival.He’s written some bestselling […]
Harvard Cognitive Scientist Explains Why Your Brain Is Incredibly Impressive
News

Everyone Is Above Average

[credit provider=”Flickr/thephotographymuse” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcygallery/3016390718/”] On a scale of one to 10, you probably think you’re a seven. And you wouldn’t be alone.While it’s impossible for most people to be above average for a specific quality, people think they are better than most people in many arenas, from charitable behaviour to work […]
Everyone Is Above Average
News

New Analysis Suggests Pot Doesn’t Lower Teens’ IQ

[credit provider=”Flickr/MaplessinSeattle” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/maplessinseattle/2786976949/”] In October, researchers released a study linking cannabis use in teens and lowered IQ.A second study, released today, provides a different interpretation of the data: The IQ changes in the different populations could be due to their socioeconomic status, not their pot use.
New Analysis Suggests Pot Doesn’t Lower Teens’ IQ
Strategy

15 Famous Child Geniuses

In the debate over IQ vs. hard work, there’s an ongoing discussion about how much perceived talent can be traced back to genetics. For most of the population, the line is blurry. But in some cases, it’s very clear that a child is a prodigy.We’ve compiled a list of 15 […]
15 Famous Child Geniuses
News

There Are Better Determinants Of Intelligence Than IQ

[credit provider=”Instagram/rqphotography” url=”http://statigr.am/p/322863606826485040_241159816″] Intelligence Quotient, or IQ, has been used to sort people, whether job candidates or schoolchildren, for decades. Now, a century after psychologists first came up with the idea of “general intelligence”, the world’s biggest study of its kind has put paid to the simplistic idea that we […]
There Are Better Determinants Of Intelligence Than IQ
News

Marijuana Use Is Better For Your Brain Than Drinking

[credit provider=”cagrimmett/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cagrimmett/6307374507/”] While we can’t say for sure how marijuana use in your teens impacts your brain performance, or the long-term impacts of using the drug, new research suggests that it doesn’t physically injure the brain tissue. On the other hand, alcohol use does.Drinking alcohol during the teen years […]
Marijuana Use Is Better For Your Brain Than Drinking
News

16 Ways To Find Out If You’re A Genius

[credit provider=”Mach” url=”http://mach.cebiti.gr/”] A few months ago we published a list of the 16 smartest people in the world. The list ranked people by IQ and was culled from an online ranking called The World Genius Directory. The directory, created by Dr. Jason Betts, is compiled from certified high-range intelligence tests sent in […]
16 Ways To Find Out If You’re A Genius
News

Is Our Cushy Existence Making Us Dumber Or Smarter?

[credit provider=””>kevindooley via Flickr”] James R. Flynn’s observation that IQ scores experienced dramatic gains from generation to generation throughout the 20th century has been cited so often, even in popular media, that it is becoming a cocktail party talking point.Next stop a New Yorker cartoon. (An article about Flynn and […]
Is Our Cushy Existence Making Us Dumber Or Smarter?
News

Geniuses Are The Loneliest People On Earth

[credit provider=”Image courtesy of Peter Donald Rodgers”] Australian Peter D. Rodgers has one of the highest IQs in the world, according to an online ranking, called The World Genius Directory, created by Dr. Jason Betts.  The directory is compiled from certified IQ tests sent in by listees.
Geniuses Are The Loneliest People On Earth