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Not So Different
Tracy Vence | May 1, 2014
Researchers unearth little evidence to suggest modern humans are superior to their Neanderthal ancestors.
Does Brain Training Work?
Abby Olena | Apr 21, 2014
Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function.
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists,
We Are Our Brains
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?
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.
Annie Gottlieb and Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2013
The Book of Woe, Ungifted, My Beloved Brontosaurus,
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.
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 19, 2012
Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.