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Researcher finds that poverty’s ‘cognitive cost’ translates to as many as ten IQ points

A recent article on the Phys.org website summarizes new work by Harvard researchers investigating the effects of poverty on intelligence quotient measurements. According to the article: The accumulation of those money woes and day-to-day worries leaves many low-income individuals not only struggling … Continue reading

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ABSTRACT A Strong Interactive Link between Sensory Discriminations and Intelligence

According to the abstract of this article, which appears in the May 23 issue of Current Biology: Early psychologists, including Galton, Cattell, and Spearman, proposed that intelligence and simple sensory discriminations are constrained by common neural processes, predicting a close link … Continue reading

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Reasoning Training Increases Brain Connectivity Associated with High-Level Cognition

This just in from Scientific American: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2013/03/18/reasoning-training-increases-brain-connectivity-associated-with-high-level-cognition/ ___________________________________________________ KC Education Research Updates is a sister site of the KC Education Enterprise, which covers policy news of interest to residents of 28 districts in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

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