IQ and Intelligence

11

Nov'15

Cognitive Development Is Not an Automatic Process

Cognitive development focuses on how children learn and process information. It is the development of the thinking and organising systems of the mind. It involves language, mental imagery, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, and memory development.

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02

Oct'15

Mozart Effect or Mozart Myth?

The term "Mozart effect" was first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis who used Mozart's music as the listening stimulus in his work attempting to cure a variety of disorders. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell, who trademarked the term after a 1993 experiment published in Nature suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily boosted students' IQ by 8 points.

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18

Jul'15

One Intelligence or Many?

Whether one agrees with the application of IQ tests or not, it is doubtful that there is such a thing as general intelligence. Intelligence is an encompassing term. Many people feel that intelligence includes such attributes as creativity, persistent curiosity, and success.

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24

Oct'12

Neuroplasticity: An Extraordinary Discovery of the Twentieth Century

In the past few years neurologists have dismantled, piece by piece, the entrenched view that the human brain is fixed and unchanging in adults. It was long believed that once we grow up, our brains have a set number of neurons performing functions in a fixed way.

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29

Jul'11

Studies Show that Edublox Increases IQ Scores

The group who did Edublox were tutored simultaneously for 27.5 hours between April and August of that year, and showed an increase of 11.625 in non-verbal IQ scores, from an average of 101.125 to an average of 112.75. The group who did not receive cognitive training showed an increase of 4.625, from an average of 104.25 to an average of 108.875.

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09

Jun'08

World’s Oldest Woman Had Normal Brain

A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to the "Neurobiology of Aging". The woman had lived independently until moving to a residential care home at age 105, mainly because of poor eyesight.

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