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Study Says Math and Reading Capabilities Are Driven By the Same Genes

According to the latest research released in Nature Communications this week, children’s reading and math abilities are closely associated with a same large and overlapping genetic component. Although math and reading abilities are thought be relatively linked, little is known yet about how the system of genes could affect such cognitive traits. […]

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Can Musical Training Improve Children’s Cognitive Ability?

Can Musical Training Improve Children’s Cognitive Ability?

It seems almost everyone has heard about “music can make you smarter”. However, Samuel Mehr and colleagues from Harvard Graduate School of Education recently found that musical training can’t enhance children’s cognitive ability. The results have been published on PLoS ONE.   “More than 80% of American adults believe that music […]

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Sleep Deprivation Leads to High-Calorie Food Purchasing

Sleep Deprivation Leads to High-Calorie Food Purchasing

With such a busy lifestyle today, most people, except infants and children, were or are in sleep deprivation status. Sleep deprivation leads to impairment of many cognitive functions, including decision-making ability. This may not only result in mistakes at work, but also leads to skyrocketed waistline unknowingly. Researchers found that […]

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Poverty Can Impede Cognitive Function, Study Says

Poverty Can Impede Cognitive Function, Study Says

Recently, a research article was published on Science that scientists from University of Warwick, Harvard University, Princeton University and University of British Columbia found that poverty can impede human’s cognitive functions. However, the results can’t be interpreted as “poverty can lower one’s IQ”.  Using two different but complementary researches, Anandi […]

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Play Video Games and Exercise Your Brian When You Are Getting Older

Play Video Games and Exercise Your Brian When You Are Getting Older

Aging brings negative effects on human’s brain. Researchers from University of California, San Francisco said that they had discovered a method to reverse such negative effects and this method was realized through a video game that was designed for improving cognitive control abilities. Their research has been published on Nature […]

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