Germany has made sex education part of the school curriculum. Many parents support the plan, but others worry teaching children about sex at such a young age will have harmful effects.
Learning new things can be tough, even for the sharpest knives in any drawer. It might be that thinking too much about what you're trying to learn gets in the way of actually learning it.
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.
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