How Growing Up Bilingual Affects Cognitive Development

The positive effect of bilingualism may be particularly beneficial for kids who grow up in low-income households, an environment that usually has negative effects on cognitive performance.

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Women in Countries With More Gender Equality Have Better Cognitive Health

A new study finds that cognitive functioning of women is affected by gender-role attitudes within their country.

Women wave Sweden flags outside the Royal Palace ahead of the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill that will take place later today on June 8, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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4 Cognitive Abilities That Actually Peak When You Are Older

Cognitive abilities peak at varying ages, say researchers from MIT and Harvard.

Walter Wisby, aged eight, playing a game of chess with T Whiltard, aged 91, in Cheltenham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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How Prejudice Differs in People of Higher and Lower Intelligence

Turns out no one is immune to being prejudiced. New research suggests that people of higher and lower cognitive ability are equally inclined, but direct their prejudice towards different social groups.

 

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