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Cognitive Skills: What They Are, Why They Matter, How to Improve

Cognitive skills -- also called cognitive abilities, cognitive functions, or cognitve capabilities -- are mental skills used in the process of acquiring knowledge, the manipulation of information, and reasoning.

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Cognitive Skills and their Impact on Academic Achievement

Edublox Online Tutor provides a free online assessment to measure a number of cognitive skills, specifically visual sequential memory, auditory memory, iconic memory and logical reasoning. Sixty-four Grade 2 students of an inner-city school took the test after which their test scores were correlated with their academic grades using the Pearson Correlation.

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Learning Multiple Things Simultaneously Increases Cognitive Abilities

Learning several new things at once increases cognitive abilities in older adults, according to new research. After just 1.5 months learning multiple tasks in a new study, participants increased their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those of middle-aged adults, 30 years younger. Control group members, who did not take classes, showed no change in their performance.

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Cognitive Abilities Seem to Reinforce Each Other in Adolescence

One of the most striking findings in psychology is that almost all cognitive abilities are positively related, which allows researchers to summarize people's skills on a wide range of domains as one factor, known as 'g' or 'general intelligence.' Despite this, the mechanisms underlying 'g' remain somewhat mysterious. In a new study, scientists use longitudinal data to directly compare different proposed explanations for the phenomenon of 'g.'

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Dramatic Turn-around in Cognitive Abilities of Children Born to Older Mothers

In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers, reveals research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR).

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