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Mar 24, 2015 07:31 AM ET
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?
Mar 24, 2015 05:00 PM ET // Amanda Onion
Brain scans reveal how our neurons respond to words we've been trained to recognize -- as whole entities. Continue reading →
Mar 11, 2015 12:45 PM ET
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.
Feb 11, 2015 12:20 PM ET
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.
Nov 24, 2014 12:05 PM ET
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.
Nov 13, 2014 10:30 AM ET // Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.
Nov 13, 2014 12:10 PM ET
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.
Nov 3, 2014 12:02 PM ET
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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