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Baby Weight Gain Higher IQ
2013-06-18 13:26:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Adelaide have discovered a link between a baby's weight in the first month after birth and a higher IQ by early school age. The scientists reported in the journal Pediatrics they found weight gain and increased head size during the first month of a baby's life could be linked to a child having a higher IQ. The team came to this conclusion after analyzing data from over 13,800 children who were born...

2013-06-04 12:43:29

Study compares data from hundreds of people in childhood and old age A new study shows compelling evidence that associations between cognitive ability and cortical grey matter in old age can largely be accounted for by cognitive ability in childhood.  The joint study by the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, The Neuro, McGill University and the University of Edinburgh, UK was published today, June 4 in Molecular Psychiatry. It has long been thought that preserving brain...

Visual IQ Test Eliminates Cultural Bias
2013-05-23 15:40:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Testing for intelligence can be a tricky proposition, with the tests themselves often being the product of cultural or intellectual biases. Researchers from the University at Rochester believe they have found a simple, context-free visual test that can determine a person´s IQ regardless of cultural background, according to their report in the journal Current Biology. "Because intelligence is such a broad construct, you can't...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.