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Intelligence: IQ Tests; IQ Scores Explained; Increasing IQ

“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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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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5 Brain Myths Busted

After thousands of years of studying and treating every aspect of the brain, there are still many facets that remain mysterious. And because the brain is so complex, we tend to simplify information about how it works in order to make it more understandable. Both of these things put together have resulted in many myths about the brain. Let's look at 5 myths that have been circulating about the brain.

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Six Ways to Boost Your Brainpower

Researchers concluded that people with high brain reserve have almost half as much risk of developing dementia as those with low brain reserve. 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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Blueberry Concentrate Improves Brain Function in Older People

Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter. In the study, healthy people aged 65-77 who drank concentrated blueberry juice every day showed improvements in cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and activation of the brain while carrying out cognitive tests...

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Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Brain Function and Health

To achieve optimum performance, people need good quality sleep. Impaired sleep reduces performance on many mental tasks. Lack of sleep can cause health problems and have dramatic effects on quality of life.

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Where In the Brain Does Creativity Come From? Evidence from Jazz Musicians

A new brain-imaging study has studied the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation to show that creativity is, in fact, driven primarily by the right hemisphere in musicians who are comparatively inexperienced at improvisation. However, musicians who are highly experienced at improvisation rely primarily on their left hemisphere.

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Simple Raisin Test Forecasts a Child’s Attention and Learning Capacity

A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, according to research conducted at the University of Warwick. Using just the piece of dried fruit and a plastic cup they have devised a test based on how long a 20-month old child can wait to pick up a raisin in front of them.

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Nutritional Supplements That Will Boost Your Brain Power

There are several nutritional supplements that can help improve your brain's health and its ability to function efficiently. These supplements can improve the delivery of oxygen to the brain, fight the signs of aging, and destroy dangerous free radicals.

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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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