If you're already intelligent, but you decide you need to take a "smart drug" like Modafinil anyway, you might be in for a surprise, as new research suggests it could make you stupider. Tara explains.
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
Dyslexia is by far the most common learning disability. But help may be on the way, in the form of an entirely new typeface dreamed up by a Dutch designer who suffers from the disease himself.
With a plethora of brain games on the market, promising all manner of cognitive improvements, a group of scientists has signed a letter expressing its doubts. The scientists argue the brain isn't improving in the way game makers suggest it will.
Small differences in the genes can account for how well kids do with numbers and words innately.
We've always suspected that people who pick up languages easily are smarter than the rest of us, but does this hold up to scientific scrutiny?
Wearable computers could provide the muscle memory to learn guitar chords or dance steps.
There's this popular notion that learning to play music will help a person to somehow become smarter and foster their overall creativity. But new research suggests that's all baloney. Anthony explains.