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Posts tagged cognitive ability

December 26, 2017


Spaces between words is a relatively recent innovation.

Silent Reading

In the Western World, silent reading has only been around for approximately a thousand years.

August 29, 2017


A recent study revealed bees have more cognitive flexibility than previously thought.

The Bee Shoots, It Scores!

A study that taught bees to do motions similar to soccer demonstrated their cognitive abilities.

November 18, 2016


Scientists have found that parrots and crows can make and use tools, solve problems, and even recognize themselves in mirrors.

Size Does Not Equal Intelligence

It's not just the size of a brain that determines intelligence, it's also the amount of neurons.

March 22, 2012


Are you a video game lover?

Do Violent Video Games Change Our Brains?

Does spending countless hours doing virtual violence to pixelated monsters and warriors have any effect on our sensitive and malleable brains?

September 9, 2008


Melatonin: The Hormone Of Darkness

Find out why melatonin is called "the hormone of darkness."

September 27, 2003



What do IQ tests really measure? Find out what psychologists think, on this Moment of Science.

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