Psychology & Psychiatry

Examining common myths about IQ

Intelligence is innate and highly gifted people are all nerds. These are but two of the many widely held assumptions about intelligence. We asked LMU psychologist Markus Bühner about the basis for these and other opinions ...

Neuroscience

Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?

Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

One year of school comes with an IQ bump, meta-analysis shows

A year of schooling leaves students with new knowledge, and it also equates with a small but noticeable increase to students' IQ, according to a systematic meta-analysis published in Psychological Science, a journal of the ...

Neuroscience

Smarter brains run on sparsely connected neurons

The more intelligent a person, the fewer connections there are between the neurons in his cerebral cortex. This is the result of a study conducted by neuroscientists working with Dr. Erhan Genç and Christoph Fraenz at Ruhr-Universität ...

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