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Brutal Truths About the Aging Brain |DISCOVER Magazine

Brutal Truths About the Aging Brain |DISCOVER Magazine | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"A graying world will have more of the experience that comes with age. It will also be slower, fuzzier, more forgetful, and just a bit hard of hearing....With the global population of people over 80 expected to more than quadruple to nearly 400 million by 2050, the aging brain will become an increasingly big headache for humankind. Here are four cognitive systems that tend to decline as we age. Get used to these changes. You’ll be seeing a lot more of them in the future."

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Executive Function Skills Predict Children's Success in Life and in School

Executive Function Skills Predict Children's Success in Life and in School | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Executive functions are the brain functions we use to manage our attention, our emotions, and our behavior in pursuit of our goals. Adele Diamond finds that executive functions predict children's success as well as -- if not better than -- IQ tests.

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Veterans' brain damage reveals the most detailed map of intelligence ever

Veterans' brain damage reveals the most detailed map of intelligence ever | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

The brain is arguably the most complex structure in the known universe, which makes linking specific regions to particular mental functions almost impossible. Now, 182 Vietnam vets have helped us get a huge step closer to unlocking the brain's secrets. Watch the video.

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Intelligence: Brain size matters, but so do connections

Intelligence: Brain size matters,  but so do connections | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

"Measuring human intelligence may be controversial and oh-so-very-tricky to do. But like obscenity, we think we know it when we see it capacity...

The latest study underscores a growing appreciation among neuroscientists for the importance of the brain's "white matter" -- fat-covered clusters of axons that string neurons and the brain's two hemispheres together-- in brain function."

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Brain Scans Could Replace The SAT By 2032

Brain Scans Could Replace The SAT By 2032 | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it

Imagine it's the year 2032. You are a high school student. You are at a center where a visual scanner confirms your identity so you can enter a room where you are about to receive a brain scan. A robot attendant with a soothing voice recommends that you should relax and that you are welcome to take a nap. As you lie down in the scanner and earphones playing your favorite music block out ambient noise, you find yourself drifting off to sleep. You wake up. The scan is now over and there is good news. You don't have any medical complications. Rather, you've found out that with your brain characteristics, you have a good chance of being admitted to the college of your dreams. Why is that?

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Health News - Neuroscientists Find That Status within Groups Can Affect IQ

Health News - Neuroscientists Find That Status within Groups Can Affect IQ | Learning, Brain & Cognitive Fitness | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists Find That Status within Groups Can Affect IQ (izvor - '...Status Within Groups Can Affect IQ' (btw, članak je o ljudima) :: http://t.co/UzkrO3cx //maznuo od @ivospigel,...
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