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2012-08-06 10:29:55

Study receives award at American Psychological Association's Annual Convention FINDINGS: UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The team studied 59 participants with an average age of 84, recruited from local retirement communities in Southern California. The volunteers were split into two groups: the first group used a brain fitness program for an average...

Women Are Smarter Than Men
2012-07-16 10:46:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online “Woman brane reel gud, better then men brane.” Here´s another study for the “obvious” file: Women are smarter than men. As you reach for this file (which by now should be located in an easy-to-reach spot on your desk) you´ll likely notice several other stories bearing the same headline. For example, a 2008 Higher Education Policy Institute report said women are not only more likely to get...

2012-06-06 23:00:53

Analysis of World´s Largest Database of Human Cognition Names Charlottesville, Va. No. 1 San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Lumosity, the leader in online brain training, today revealed the top 25 smartest cities in America based on an analysis of its database of human cognition. The study analyzed anonymized data for over one million users in the U.S. between the ages of 18-75 who had played multiple Lumosity games. The data examined scores from users´ first few sessions...

2012-05-23 18:54:40

Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found. Older people with robust brain 'wiring' — that is, the nerve fibers that connect different, distant brain areas — can process information quickly and that this makes them generally smarter, the study suggests. According to the findings, joining distant parts of the brain together with better wiring improves mental performance,...

Dog Gone It -- What Are They Thinking?
2012-05-07 04:19:06

Marshal Rosenthal for RedOrbit.com Researchers at Emory University think that the way to a dog´s heart is through its brain. At least, that´s what members of the research team -- Andrew Brooks, Gregory Burns and Mark Spivak -- postulate through a scanning procedure seeking to unlock the secrets our canine friends have been concealing for eons. The device used is a functional Magnetic Resonance Scanner (fMRI), more often found with humans inside than canines. Through the...

2012-04-25 12:12:42

New research on 'output interference' is published in Psychological Science Students of all ages could improve their test scores if the category of information changed abruptly midway through the test, according to a new study on memory by researchers from Syracuse University, the University of South Florida, and Indiana University. The study was recently published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The study was conducted by Amy Criss,...

2012-04-12 22:29:30

What is usually seen as pathology may aid survival of the species Worrying may have evolved along with intelligence as a beneficial trait, according to a recent study by scientists at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and other institutions. Jeremy Coplan, MD, professor of psychiatry at SUNY Downstate, and colleagues found that high intelligence and worry both correlate with brain activity measured by the depletion of the nutrient choline in theGlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Sackler...

2012-03-30 07:52:00

Intelligence wins out over socio-economic status when it comes to career advancement, TAU research proves Conventional wisdom tells us that in the business world, "you are who you know" – your social background and professional networks outweigh talent when it comes to career success. But according to a Tel Aviv University researcher, making the right connection only gets your foot in the door. Your future success is entirely up to you, says Prof. Yoav Ganzach of TAU's Recanati...

'Off Topic' Thinking Linked To High Working Memory Capacity
2012-03-18 05:49:03

Having a mind that wanders and drifts off into thoughts unrelated to the task at hand might not be such a bad thing after all, according to a new study published online by the journal Psychology Science last Wednesday. In fact, according to PsychCentral Senior News Editor Rick Nauert, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science have discovered that this phenomenon is actually associated with working memory capacity,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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