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Big-headed babies are likely to earn university degrees, scientists suggest

Babies born with big heads are likely to be more intelligent, a study has suggested.<p>Research has linked the size of a child’s head with their …

How To Think, According To This Winner Of The Brain Prize

MIT's Ed Boyden on thinking, taking notes and rebooting your failures.<p><i>”Synthesize new ideas constantly. Never read passively. Annotate, model, think,</i> …

World Economic Forum

Sports Drug May Aid Cognition in Depression, Bipolar Disorder

A new European study has found that EPO (erythropoietin) — best known as a performance-enhancing drug in sport — may improve cognitive functioning in …

You are Not Living in Reality Because Your Brain Doesn’t Want You To

Every cognitive bias exists for a reason—primarily to save our brains time or energy. I’ve spent many years referencing Wikipedia’s list of cognitive …

Cognition

You Can't Always Trust Your Own Thoughts, And This Terrifying Chart Shows Why

The human brain has been sculpted over the course of millions of years of evolution, so you’d think it’s been debugged pretty well.<p>But it’s still left with so many mental glitches.<p>Just take a look at this terrifying atlas of all the mental traps that plague our everyday thinking. (Click here for an …

Psychology

Principles of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking necessitates the ability to check the accuracy of information. The first obstacle to this is our tendency to accept information …

Deal nears to speed release of Hillary Clinton emails

A potential compromise is in the works that could result in more Hillary Clinton emails recovered by the FBI being made public before the election.<p>Last week, a judge ordered the processing under the Freedom of Information Act of a relatively meager 1,050 pages of the FBI-found emails before …

U.S. Dept. of State