A new study reports differences in problem solving skills are linked to political ideology.
The cognitive map allows people to compute on the fly with limited information to solve abstract problems.
A new study reports mathematical processes in the brain are influenced by language. Studying bilingual people, researchers discovered cognitive 'extra effort' is required for solving math problems when presented in the second language.
In terms of general intelligence, rocket scientists and brain surgeons are no smarter than the general population, researchers report.
According to a new study, bilingualism related differences in brain activity can be seen in children as young as 11 months.
Researchers are modernizing cognitive skills testing to detect deficits and reveal problem-solving strategies.
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.