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December 9, 2015
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Landmark sequencing of octopus genome shows basis for intelligence, camouflage

The first whole genome analysis of an octopus reveals unique features that likely played a role in the evolution of traits such as large complex nervous systems and adaptive camouflage. An international team of scientists sequenced the genome of the … Continue reading

November 28, 2013
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A decline in creativity? It depends on how you look

Research in recent years has suggested that young Americans might be less creative now than in decades past, even while their intelligence — as measured by IQ tests — continues to rise. But new research from the University of Washington … Continue reading

November 16, 2013
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The science of living better, longer

Did you ever wonder what science is doing to help us age more comfortably, in better health, doing the things we care about, for a longer span of time? If so, have a look at the Yale YouTube channel, where … Continue reading

August 14, 2013
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Smart enough to know better: Intelligence is not a remedy for racism

ANN ARBOR — Smart people are just as racist as their less intelligent peers—they’re just better at concealing their prejudice, according to a University of Michigan study. “High-ability whites are less likely to report prejudiced attitudes and more likely to … Continue reading

April 16, 2012
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International Team Uncovers New Genes That Shape Brain Size, Intelligence

*UCLA-launched partnership identifies genes that boost or lessen risk of brain atrophy, mental illness, Alzheimer’s disease* In the world’s largest brain study to date, a team of more than 200 scientists from 100 institutions worldwide collaborated to map the human … Continue reading

April 24, 2011
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How Beliefs Shape Effort and Learning

If it was easy to learn, it will be easy to remember. Psychological scientists have maintained that nearly everyone uses this simple rule to assess their own learning. Now a study published in an upcoming issue Psychological Science, a journal … Continue reading

March 21, 2011
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Are the Wealthiest Countries the Smartest Countries?

It’s not just how free the market is. Some economists are looking at another factor that determines how much a country’s economy flourishes: how smart its people are. For a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a … Continue reading

February 8, 2011
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Intelligence and Personality May Predict Illness and Death

Do smarter people live longer and better lives? Are certain personality types more prone to premature death than are others? As our population continues to age in dramatic numbers, these questions become increasingly relevant. A new report in Psychological Science … Continue reading