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Neuroplasticity: What It Is, How to Rewire Your Brain

It was long believed that once we grow up, our brains have a set number of neurons performing functions in a fixed way. In the past two decades, however, neuroscientists have dismantled, piece by piece, the entrenched view that the human brain is fixed and unchanging in adults. A growing number of research publications have illustrated the remarkable ability of the brain to reorganize itself in response to various sensory experiences.

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10 Brain Foods to Boost Memory and Concentration

Research on so-called “brain foods” shows that some chemicals in the foods we eat go right to our brain cells. The old maxim “You are what you eat” turns out to be true.

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Ten Brain Myths Busted

After thousands of years of studying and treating every aspect of it, there are still many facets of the brain that remain mysterious. And because the brain is so complex, we tend to simplify information about how it works to make it more understandable. Both of these things put together have resulted in many myths about the brain. Let's look at 10 myths that have been circulating about the brain:

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IQ Test Scores: The Basics of IQ Score Interpretation

“What do you mean my child isn’t gifted — he got 99 on those tests! That’s nearly a perfect score, isn’t it?” “The criteria you handed out says ‘a score in the 97th percentile or above.’ Peter got an IQ score of 97! That meets the requirement, doesn’t it?” Comments like these are not unusual and indicate a complete misunderstanding of IQ test scores.

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Six Ways to Boost Your Brainpower

Feeling a little less mentally quick than you did a few years ago? Here are six proven ways to boost your brainpower....

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Alfred Binet: Contributions to IQ Testing and Psychology

Alfred Binet’s most significant contribution to the field of child psychology was the development of the first intelligence test. But there's more...

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Understanding IQ Tests and IQ Scores

Where do IQ tests come from? What does IQ stand for? What are IQ percentiles? If an IQ test is supposed to measure a person's intelligence, what is intelligence? What does ‘multiple intelligences’ mean? How reliable are IQ tests? Can IQ be increased?

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Brain Size Matters for Intellectual Ability

Brain size matters for intellectual ability and bigger is better, McMaster University researchers have found. The study, led by neuroscientist Sandra Witelson, a professor in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, and published in the journal Brain, has provided some of the clearest evidence on the underlying basis of differences in intelligence.

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History of the IQ Test and Intelligence Testing

Learn more about the history of the IQ test and intelligence testing, which began in earnest in France, when in 1904 psychologist Alfred Binet was commissioned by the French government to find a method to differentiate between children who were intellectually normal and those who were inferior.

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Keep Your Brain Healthy with Antioxidants

Your brain is your greatest asset but it is also your body's most vulnerable organ. It requires constant support from other major organs and is your most susceptible organ to oxidative stress during aging.

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5 Best Foods to Keep Your Mind Sharp

Maintaining a healthy diet can be beneficial not only for your body, but also for your mind. In fact, some foods have been proven to boost cognition and improve memory. As such, they can be helpful for students preparing for exams or aging people seeking to prevent memory loss.

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Boost Your Brain with an Afternoon Nap

The Spanish might have been onto something with their famous afternoon siesta. According to research from the University of California, Berkeley, an afternoon nap can boost your brainpower.

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