Zebra finches have stable personality traits and some of the traits enabled the birds to come up with innovative solutions to complex foraging tasks, a new study reports.
Researchers from the University of Washington report that with special tuition, babies from monolingual homes can develop bilingual abilities that remain even after their training is complete.
In terms of general intelligence, rocket scientists and brain surgeons are no smarter than the general population, researchers report.
A new neuroimaging study could help explain how the brain reorganizes itself as children learn math facts.
A new study reveals birds can learn how to use objects to solve tasks by first playing with them.
Typically, many people associate depression with feelings of sadness or despair. However, depression can also affect your cognitive abilities and memory. A new paper reviews the impact depression has on cognitive function and considers therapy options to help improve these often overlooked symptoms of the disorder.
Our knowledge of the world has a critical impact on the ability to use mathematical reasoning, even for mathematicians. Findings reveal math professionals can be duped by some aspects of their knowledge about the world and fail to solve simple fifth-grade math problems.
A new study reports performing a simple cognitive task four days after a concussion can help activate brain areas that improve memory function and can guard against the psychological affects of brain injury.
Researchers have developed a new intervention program that promotes the learning of math to school-aged children. More than half the children who entered the ACE-ArithmEcole program were better able to solve complex math problems, compared to 29% who were not exposed to the new method.