intelligence
Does Brain Training Work?
Does Brain Training Work?
Abby Olena | Apr 21, 2014
Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains
Einstein’s Brilliant Connections
Einstein’s Brilliant Connections
Kerry Grens | Oct 7, 2013
Remarkably thick connections between Albert Einstein's left and right brain hemispheres offer one possible explanation of his intelligence.
Catch My Drift?
Catch My Drift?
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Dogs are proving to be more in tune to human communication than any other animal, but how much they really understand about people’s intentions is up for debate.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb and Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2013
The Book of Woe, Ungifted, My Beloved Brontosaurus, and Brainwashed
Probing the Genetics of Intelligence
Probing the Genetics of Intelligence
Dan Cossins | May 15, 2013
Some geneticists are skeptical of a project that will analyze the DNA of high-IQ individuals to identify genetic variants related to intelligence.
Monkey Brain Booster
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 19, 2012
Scientists use a frontal-lobe implant to improve thinking skills in primates.
Crows Do It Again
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2012
New Caledonian crows prove capable of yet another cognitive feat—inferring the actions of hidden people.
Lasting Intelligence
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.
Heritability of Intelligence
Tia Ghose | Aug 9, 2011
A new study of thousands of people in Europe quantifies the genetic underpinnings of intelligence, finding that some 50 percent of smarts stems from genes.