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IQ Score Not A Good Gauge Of Intelligence
2012-12-20 05:34:58

[ Watch the Video: Western-Led Research Debunks the IQ Myth ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For over a hundred years, a now famous test known as the intelligence quotient (IQ) test has been the standard for measuring an individual´s cognitive abilities. Now, however, a team of researchers from University of Western Ontario has set out to debunk the myth that IQ is an accurate way to measure intelligence, and the results of their study are already rattling...

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...

2012-03-30 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...

2012-03-01 02:07:56

A study recently published by the University of Kentucky's Scott Livingston shows that physiological problems stemming from a concussion may continue to present in the patient even after standard symptoms subside. Currently, concussions are diagnosed and monitored through a patient's self-reported symptoms (including headache, confusion or disorientation, poor concentration, and memory loss) and through computerized neuropsychological testing programs, which measure cognitive abilities...

2012-02-14 10:17:35

Intelligence — what does it really mean? In the 1800s, it meant that you were good at memorizing things, and today intelligence is measured through IQ tests where the average score for humans is 100. Researchers at the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have created a computer program that can score 150. IQ tests are based on two types of problems: progressive matrices, which test the ability to see patterns in...

2012-02-03 11:51:01

A new study by researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and Pace University is critical of the widespread use of computerized neuropsychological tests (CNT) in decisions regarding when athletes can return to play after suffering a concussion. "Our knowledge of the effects of concussions continues to evolve," said Thomas Redick, assistant professor of psychology at IUPUC. "We should continue to ask ourselves what the best practices are when dealing with a brain injury,...

2011-12-06 23:45:29

Testing athletes for concussions may induce mental fatigue in subjects whether or not they have a head injury, according to Penn State researchers. "Testing for a long period of time can induce fatigue," said Semyon Slobonouv, professor of kinesiology. "But at the same time, fatigue is a symptom of concussion. “¦ How do you rule out fatigue if you get fatigued while taking the test?" A standard way to test patients for concussion is to use an hour-and-a-half to two-hour set...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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