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Bigger Brains Don’t Mean Higher IQ

Bigger Brains Don’t Mean Higher IQ

Artículo extraído de: http://neurosciencenews.com/brain-structure-size-iq-2889/ As early as 1836, the German physiologist and anatomist Friedrich Tiedemann, in an article in the Philosophical Transactions, expressed his opinion that “there is undoubtedly a connection between the absolute size of the brain and the intellectual powers and functions of the mind”. With the advent of brain imaging methods (e.g., MRI, […]

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Learning New Information is Easier When it is Composed of Familiar Elements

Learning New Information is Easier When it is Composed of Familiar Elements

Carnegie Mellon psychologists uncover critical relationship between working memory and strength of information ‘chunks’. People have more difficulty recalling the string of letters BIC, IAJ, FKI, RSU and SAF than FBI, CIA, JFK, IRS and USA. The well-established reason is that the amount of information we can hold in our short-term or working memory is […]

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