Tag Archives: cognition

Peter Pan was pioneering work of child psychology, claims new study

JM Barrie’s boy who never grew up shows the author understood key aspects of infant cognition decades ahead of academics, argues neuroscientist JM Barrie might be most famous for his classic story of a flying boy who never grows up, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can Cognitive Training Make You Smarter?: Interview with Author Dan Hurley

“…There is no question that training causes structural and functional improvement in the brain, as seen on MRI. Most of the changes are seen in the frontal areas of the brain, where high-level thinking occurs. Mindfulness meditation, for instance, has … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mind Wandering: A New Personal Intelligence Perspective

“Most recent studies depict mind wandering as a costly cognitive failure with relatively few benefits… However…For the individual, mind wandering offers the possibility of very real, personal reward…self- awareness, creative incubation, improvisation and evaluation, memory consolidation, autobiographical planning, goal driven … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

People in their 90s are getting smarter

Published by New Scientist, 12 July 2013 by Shaoni Bhattacharya (Image: Willowpix/Getty) Extracts: “…”The outcome (of this study) underlines that ageing is malleable,” Olde Rikkert ( Marcel Olde Rikkert, head of the Alzheimer’s centre at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Exercise May Beat Mental Activity in Preserving Cognition

Full article here, published by Medscape online, Oct 24, 2012. “…this study is the first to look in detail at the effect of exercise on white matter, the brain’s “wiring,” .lead author Alan J. Gow, PhD, senior research fellow, Center for Cognitive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment