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Posts tagged intelligence

May 7, 2015


pregnant woman

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


elephant in mud

The Elephants In The Room

Elephants cooperate and prove how smart they really are.

March 1, 2010



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


Umami Miami dish

Food for Thought (Literally!)

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

February 9, 2006



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.

January 3, 2006



Memory Control

Did you ever have the experience of going through a photo album you haven't seen in years, and saying to yourself, "wait a minute...that's not how it was!"

October 2, 2003


Snoring and Cognition

Learn how snoring disorders can effect cognition in your children on this Moment of Science.

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