Speed readers look pretty cool -- zipping along at warp speed, turning pages and swiping screens before most of us have even read a couple of paragraphs. Are these speed demons in need of a traffic stop and a ticket for poor comprehension?
Brain scans reveal how our neurons respond to words we've been trained to recognize -- as whole entities. Continue reading →
Your cell phone might have all the answers to your questions within a screen swipe or two, but they aren't doing your brain any favors. Depending, that is, on what type of thinker you are.
Online comments sections, depending on the topic, can sometimes get a bit ... rambunctious, to be polite! The trouble is, it seems people assign a great deal of credibility to them -- even more so than to the material they just read.
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.
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