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Born to be Bright: Is There a Gene for Learning?

Born to be Bright: Is There a Gene for Learning? | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
New research has identified genetic markers associated with academic achievement — and failure...
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When you run fast, your brain runs faster | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network

When you run fast, your brain runs faster | The Scicurious Brain, Scientific American Blog Network | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Think about what happens when you walk. Really THINK about it. What does it take to walk? Well, your feet and legs have to move (far ...
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Training the brain could help reduce pain

Training the brain could help reduce pain | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Training the brain to reduce pain could be a promising approach for treating phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome, according to s neuroscience researcher.
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Dietary Fats That Improve Brain Function | Psychology Today

Dietary Fats That Improve Brain Function | Psychology Today | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Fat plays many vital roles in brain function. By Professor Gary L. Wenk, Ph. D....
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» Multitasking Seems to Serve Emotional, Not Productivity, Needs - Psych Central News

» Multitasking Seems to Serve Emotional, Not Productivity, Needs - Psych Central News | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
The pace of everyday life and the ubiquity of media make multitasking a common part of daily existence for many. And while new research suggests multitasking...
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Trouble coping with the unfamiliar as you age? Blame your white matter | Science Codex

Trouble coping with the unfamiliar as you age? Blame your white matter | Science Codex | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – If you are an aging baby boomer and you've noticed it's a bit harder to drive to unfamiliar locations or to pick a new brand of olive oil at the supermarket, you can blame it on the white matter in your brain.
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Memory Foraging: When the Brain Behaves Like a Bee: Scientific American

Memory Foraging: When the Brain Behaves Like a Bee: Scientific American | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Researchers test the idea that we hunt for memories in our minds the same way some animals search for food...
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Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent: Scientific American

Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent: Scientific American | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Why adjusting our expectations to reality is so difficult...
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Why our brains weigh 1.3 kilograms, have ~100 billion neurons, consume 20% of the oxygen we breathe | SharpBrains

Why our brains weigh 1.3 kilograms, have ~100 billion neurons, consume 20% of the oxygen we breathe | SharpBrains | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Teamwork Builds Big Brains (Science Now): - The average adult human's brain weighs about 1.3 kilograms, has 100 billion or so neurons, and sucks up 20% of the...
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Why You Need to Make Your Life More Automatic

Why You Need to Make Your Life More Automatic | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Why is it that three prominent books published just during the past several months focused on the subject of willpower?
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» Imaging Finds Visual Creativity Uses Both Right, Left Brain - Psych Central News

» Imaging Finds Visual Creativity Uses Both Right, Left Brain - Psych Central News | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
The common belief that the right hemisphere of the brain is the source of creativity while the left brain is responsible for logic and math may well be less...
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Brain power shortage: Applying new rules is mentally taxing and costly

Can you teach an old dog (or human) new tricks? Yes, but it might take time, practice, and hard work before he or she gets it right, according to new research.
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How Exercise Can Jog the Memory

How Exercise Can Jog the Memory | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
People who exercised regularly and on the day of testing did better on memory tests and were less anxious than their more sedentary peers. But a gene that controls production of a certain protein may determine who benefits from exercise.
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The Neuroscience of Effort

The Neuroscience of Effort | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
While writing this post, I will get bored. I will get tired of looking at these words and crave a distraction. And so I will click away from...
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Can Sipping Water Make You Smarter? | Psychology Today

Can Sipping Water Make You Smarter? | Psychology Today | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
A drink of water may boost test scores. By Linda Wasmer Andrews...
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Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To | KurzweilAI

Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To | KurzweilAI | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Why do the smartest students often do poorly on standardized tests?
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The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth

The Scarcest Resource at Startups is Management Bandwidth | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
When you work inside a startup with lots of clever and motivated staff you're never short of good ideas that you can implement.
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Researchers Show How Social Interaction and Teamwork Lead to Human Intelligence

Researchers Show How Social Interaction and Teamwork Lead to Human Intelligence | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered proof that the evolution of intelligence and larger brain sizes can be driven by cooperation and teamwork, shedding new light on the...
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Deliberate Practice: How Intentionally Overcoming Weaknesses Develops Expertise

Deliberate Practice: How Intentionally Overcoming Weaknesses Develops Expertise | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Does the myth of ‘practice makes perfect’ hold true? Only if that practice is done in the right way. Learn about the important role that intention and focus play in developing expertise.
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Fat Brains Need... Tomatoes. | Psychology Today

Fat Brains Need... Tomatoes. | Psychology Today | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
Protect vital brain fat and cool inflammation with carotenoids. By Drew Ramsey, M.D. ...
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Locating Intelligence in the Human Brain --New Discoveries

Locating Intelligence in the Human Brain --New Discoveries | Brain Momentum | Scoop.it
University of Illinois scientists, led by neuroscience professor Aron Barbey of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain in one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses so far of...
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Wandering minds reveal mental processes and priorities | ScienceBlog.com

A new study investigating the mental processes underlying a wandering mind reports a role for working memory, a sort of a mental workspace that allows you to juggle multiple thoughts simultaneously.

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