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Neuroplasticity: 8 Ways 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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Brain Myths: 10 Neuromyths Set Straight

Brain myths or neuromyths are common misconceptions about the brain, many relating to learning and education. Let's look at ten neuromyths that are still in circulation.

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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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Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Brain Function and Health

Impaired sleep reduces performance on many mental tasks. Lack of sleep can cause health problems and dramatically affect the quality of life.

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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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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. These ten foods have shown to improve memory and concentration.

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Kellogg’s Study: The Ape and the Child

Kellogg was a psychologist best known for his study "The Ape and the Child," which involved his observations of raising a chimpanzee infant along with his son.

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Gardner’s Theory of and Test for Multiple Intelligences

Developed in 1983 by developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, schools and educators worldwide have embraced the use of his multiple intelligences test. Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences considers cognitive capabilities using a wide range of scope instead of a singular standardized test.

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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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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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Effects of Ginkgo Biloba on Cognitive Functions

Ginkgo biloba is perhaps the most widely used herbal treatment aimed at augmenting cognitive functions — that is, improving memory, learning, alertness, mood and so on. In Europe, ginkgo is an important part of mainstream medicine, with sales accounting for more than 1 percent of all pharmaceutical purchases.

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CoQ10 and How It Works

CoQ10 is a biological compound found naturally in the mitochondria of the body’s cells. Each cell in the body may have thousands of mitochondria, which are regarded as the energetic “powerhouse” of the cell. The mitochondria govern the cell’s productivity and energetic output.

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