Motivation, study habits—not IQ—determine growth in math achievement
It's not how smart students are but how motivated they are and how they study that determines their growth in math achievement. That's the main finding of a new study that appears in the journal Child Development.
IQ level tied to choice of internet browser
Researchers question whether genius might be a result of hormonal influences
A longstanding debate as to whether genius is a byproduct of good genes or good environment has an upstart challenger that may take the discussion in an entirely new direction. University of Alberta researcher Marty Mrazik ...
Processed food diet in early childhood may lower subsequent IQ
A diet, high in fats, sugars, and processed foods in early childhood may lower IQ, while a diet packed full of vitamins and nutrients may do the opposite, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology an ...
The genius of bacteria: Scientists develop IQ test to assess and outsmart bacteria's 'social intelligence'
IQ scores are used to assess the intelligence of human beings. Now Tel Aviv University has developed a "Social-IQ score" for bacteria ― and it may lead to new antibiotics and powerful bacteria-based ...
Abused, neglected children have lower IQ in teens
University of Queensland research has found children who have been abused or neglected are likely to struggle academically during adolescence.
Clarity in short-term memory shows no link with IQ
One person correctly remembers four of eight items just seen but is fuzzy on details. Another person recalls only two of the items but with amazingly precise clarity. So what ability translates to higher IQ?
Epilepsy drugs may not affect IQ of breastfed babies, study says
New research from the Emory University School of Medicine offers reassurance for nursing mothers with epilepsy. According to a study published in the November 24 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the Americ ...
IQ scores fail to predict academic performance in children with autism
New data show that many children with autism spectrum disorders have greater academic abilities than previously thought. In a study by researchers at the University of Washington, 90 percent of high-functioning children with ...
Study links low national average IQs with infectious diseases
Link identified between lower IQ scores and attempted suicide in men
Low IQ scores in early adulthood are associated with an increased risk of attempted suicide in men, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Smoking is dumb: Researcher finds link between cigarette smoking and IQ
"Only dopes use dope," goes the memorable warning about drugs. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher cautions that the same goes for cigarettes.
IQ among strongest predictors of cardiovascular disease -- second only to cigarette smoking
as reflected by low results on written or oral tests of IQ - have been associated with a raised risk of cardiovascular disease, no study has so far compared the relative strength of this association with other established ...