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Barbey and Posner co-edit Special Issue on “The Cognitive Neuroscience of Human Intelligence”

Recent innovations in the psychological and brain sciences have advanced our understanding of  human intelligence. Rather than engaging a single brain structure or operating at a fixed level of performance throughout adulthood, emerging evidence indicates that intelligence is mediated by a distributed neural system whose functions can be significantly enhanced by specific types of intervention. […]

Study links nutrition to brain health and cognitive aging

A new study of older adults finds an association between higher blood levels of phosphatidylcholine, a source of the dietary nutrient choline, and greater cognitive flexibility, the ability to regulate attention to manage competing tasks. The study also identified a brain structure within the prefrontal cortex, a region at the front of the brain, that […]

How to Plug In Your Brain

If neuroscientists are right, you’ll soon be able to sharpen your focus and boost your memory by recharging your brain—with electricity Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-to-plug-in-your-brain-180958775/#5vUl47jFf6gKv2I8.99