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How Your Smartphone Can Make You Smarter

How Your Smartphone Can Make You Smarter

Researchers tested how the mere presence of a smartphone affected cognitive capacity. The mere presence of your smartphone makes you more dumb, even when it is on silent, new research finds. It doesn’t even matter if it is turned off! So, leaving your smartphone in another room actually makes you smarter. The study found that when people had their smartphones with them, their cognitive capacity was reduced. Cognitive capacity is the ability to hold and process information in the mind….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Clinomania is the excessive desire to lay in bed all day. Your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. People don’t listen to the smartest person in the room, they listen to whoever acts as if they know what’s right, according to a study. The older you get, the less people you trust. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

Five Foods That May Increase Your IQ

A healthy diet as you’re growing up may help you have a higher IQ, while a diet high in processed foods, fat and sugar may result in a lower IQ, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health in February 2011. Many of the same foods typically recommended for a healthy diet may also be good for your IQ. Fish and Omega-3 Sources Omega-3 fats, found in many types of fish and seafood, walnuts and…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

A pizza that has radius “z” and height “a” has volume Pi × z × z × a. According to psychologists, exposure to nature allows us to remember and value important things like relationships, sharing, and community. Girls who mature early in life are more likely to be delinquent and emotionally aggressive later in life.   Eating chocolate while studying will help the brain retain new information more easily, and has been directly linked to higher test scores. Shy people…

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7 Everyday Ways You May Be Lowering Your Intelligence

7 Everyday Ways You May Be Lowering Your Intelligence

1. Saturated fat reduces cognitive flexibility A high-fat, high-sugar diet causes significant damage to cognitive flexibility, a new study finds. Cognitive flexibility is the ability to adjust and adapt to changing situations. The research was carried out on laboratory mice. They were given either a normal diet, a high-fat diet or a high-sugar diet. After four weeks the mental and physical performance of mice on the high-fat or high-sugar diet began to suffer. 2. Multimedia multitasking shrinks the brain Using…

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The Key to a High IQ? Not Getting Distracted

The Key to a High IQ? Not Getting Distracted

By Maia Szalavitz   May 24, 2013A new study suggests that intelligence is more about what the brain chooses to ignore than simply its ability to process information rapidly.The research, which was published in the journal Current Biology, suggests new ways of testing intelligence that may be less biased by cultural knowledge— as many have claimed other IQ tests are. It may also help to explain the profound intellectual talents of some autistic people. “It’s a really interesting potential new…

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