A new study reports higher intelligence in children is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, smoking related cancers and dementia. After taking several confounders into account, the researchers found higher IQ in childhood was associated with a lower risk of death until the age of 79.
According to researchers, the ability to assess memory quality appears in children, and metamemory continues to improve beyond childhood into adolescence. The findings could provide new insights into effective learning methods and assist teachers to devise new educational strategies.
According to a Journal of Pediatrics report, children born prematurely to women who were obese prior to pregnancy showed lower scores on intelligence tests. When tested at age 10, the children were more likely than their peers to score lower in verbal intelligence, cognitive control and spelling tests.
According to a new Journal of Alzheimer's Disease study, common genetic variants in amyloid precursor protein are associated with fluid intelligence in children.
Children whose mothers were exposed to PBDEs during pregnancy may have a lower IQ than their peers who did not experience prenatal exposure, a new study reports. Researchers found that every 10 fold increase of maternal PBDE levels was associated with a drop of 3.7 IQ points in her child.
A new study disputes a myth popularized by Freud. Reporting in Neuropsychological Review, researchers say they have found no association between obsessive compulsive disorder and higher IQ.
A new study reveals an increased risk of psychological and physiological disorders in high IQ people compared to national averages. Researchers report 20% of Mensa members, with an IQ of 130 and over, have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, compared to 10% of the general public.
Some MOBA video games can act like an IQ test, researchers report. In a new PLOS ONE study, researchers note a correlation between skill in action strategy games, like DOTA2, and high IQ. The correlation is similar to that seen between intelligence and ability in more traditional games like chess.