Brain area found that may make humans unique

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

An experiment compares the way monkey and human brains respond to abstract information.

Deep Learning System Beats Humans in IQ Test

Posted in Software on 13th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Computers have never been good at answering the type of verbal reasoning questions found in IQ tests. Now a deep learning machine unveiled in China is changing that.

An infection can affect your IQ even after it has been treated

Posted in Medicine on 23rd May, 2015
by Alex Muller

New research shows that infections can impair your cognitive ability measured on an IQ scale. The study is the largest of its kind to date, and it shows a clear correlation.

Autism risk genes also linked to higher intelligence

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have found new evidence linking genetic factors associated with autism to better cognitive ability in people who do not have the condition.

'Big Brain' Gene Found in Humans, Not Chimps

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

A single gene may have paved the way for the rise of human intelligence by dramatically increasing the number of brain cells found in a key brain region.