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Posts tagged intelligence

May 30, 2017

 

A black and white image via microscope of Golgi stained neurons. The back ground is shades of white and gray, the neurons appears to be black. They resemble tree branches or even a landscape viewed from very far up in the sky.

Brain Efficiency And Intelligence

Scientists are studying the efficiency of the human brain.

January 25, 2017

 

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Wild Science: Orangutans

Wild Science visits the Indianapolis Zoo, where staff explain the intelligence and behavior of orangutans, and how their species is being threatened by humans.

August 29, 2016

 

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Is E.T. Hiding?

What if the aliens are hiding from us? Hiding a whole planet is easier than you think.

May 12, 2016

 

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Do Bigger Brains Make Us Smarter?

Does brain size or brain-to-body ratio affect intelligence? Not as much as you'd think.

May 7, 2015

 

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Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates: A Danger to Intelligence

Children born to women who were exposed to phthalates during pregnancy have a lower IQ.

August 12, 2013

 

A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water.

Signature Whistles: Do Dolphins Have Names?

Scientists have found new evidence that bottlenose dolphins may address each other by name.

March 15, 2011

 

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The Elephants In The Room

Elephants cooperate and prove how smart they really are.

March 1, 2010

 

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Practice Your Scales, Musical Instruments Improve Brain Function

Did you learn to play an instrument as a child? Several studies show that learning to play improves how your brain works.

January 27, 2009

 

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Food for Thought (Literally!)

If you're smart about what you eat, you might actually become smarter!

February 9, 2006

 

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Dogs and Chimpanzees

Dog-human attentiveness may mean that dogs make better subjects to study cognitive skills than primates, even chimpanzees, our closest genetic relatives.

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