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2014-03-10 23:03:12

Interactive webinars address clients’ toughest genetic-testing questions. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 The number of genetic tests on the market is exploding in the United States. In fact, more than 3000 genetic tests are available today and that number increases at a rate of about 25% each year. No wonder healthcare providers, insurers, and even patients are having a tough time deciding whether or not a genetic test is appropriate. To help clients make sense of the confusing...

New Evidence Confirms Link Between Brain Cortex And IQ
2014-03-04 13:56:35

McGill University Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. The study has potentially wide-ranging implications for the...

One Gene Influences Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
2014-02-27 15:29:46

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. The study, described in the journal PLOS ONE, measured general intelligence in a group of 156 Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war. All of the study subjects had damage to the prefrontal cortex, a brain region behind the forehead that is...

2014-02-26 23:03:09

Physical exercise proves essential for better cognitive function in children. eReflect urges teachers and parents to pay heed to this new finding that reveals exercise directly affects cognitive function and learning. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 eReflect urges parents and teachers to seriously consider increasing physical exercise for young students to improve their acquisition of new knowledge. According to a recent scientific study by University of Dundee researchers,...

2014-01-29 13:08:28

Study raises questions about use of technologies to predict cognitive development Assessing structural and functional changes in the brain may predict future memory performance in healthy children and adolescents, according to a study appearing January 29 in the Journal of Neuroscience. The findings shed new light on cognitive development and suggest MRI and other tools may one day help identify children at risk for developmental challenges earlier than current testing methods allow....

2014-01-12 23:02:43

The PhUSE Computational Science Symposium Working Group on Standard Scripts has released a white paper providing the recommendations for standard outputs for measures of central tendency for safety measures. This document will serve as the requirements for the first PhUSE Script-a-thon at the PhUSE Computational Science Symposium March 16th-18th 2014. Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 The PhUSE Computational Science Symposium Working Group on the development of Standard...

Harvard Study Claims Learning Music Doesn't Lead To Smarter Children
2013-12-13 08:46:36

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Many children who take music lessons benefit from the ability to express their creativity and the self-discipline and focus daily practice requires. In addition, children gain self-confidence from learning a new song or even mastering a new chord. Parents often enroll their children in music lessons with the hope it will make them smarter and improve their IQ. In a new study, researchers from Harvard are now reporting that this...

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2013-12-11 14:49:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at MIT slated to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science has shown a distinct disconnect between performances on standardized tests and students’ cognitive abilities. Standardized tests, a measure of so-called crystallized intelligence, have been shown to be an accurate predictor of students’ future educational achievement, as well as their employment and income prospects as...

2013-11-05 12:25:50

NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We all pay lip service to being open-minded, since our success rests on how open we are--to people, ideas and experiences. But with many of us not even aware of how limited our thinking is, how can we up our conversational intelligence and create breakthroughs in our lives? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131105/PH10805) Yes, that's right: conversational intelligence, or C-IQ! It's a new category of "smarts" discovered by...

2013-10-15 20:56:45

Kids in rural poverty score lower on visual, higher on verbal tests of working memory than urban counterparts Studies have long shown a difference in cognitive ability between high- and low-income children, but for the first time, scientists have found a difference between low-income children growing up in rural areas and those growing up in urban environments. Researchers at Dartmouth College have found that children growing up in rural poverty score significantly lower on visual...