Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk - according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US.
The cognitive skills of a future employee are examined during a job interview. However, qualifications and a nice character don't necessarily mean that the interviewee will be a competent colleague. The individual's emotional intelligence has to be factored in, that is, his capacity to understand, regulate and manage emotions in the specific context of the work environment. Researchers at the UNIGE and UNIBE have devised an emotional intelligence test that measures emotional competences at work.
Humans think using their brain's navigation system: Christian Doeller and his team combine individual threads of evidence to form a theory of human thinking.
Children who create imaginary parallel worlds known as paracosms, alone or with friends, are more found more commonly than previously believed, according to a study led by a University of Oregon psychologist.
Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices is a widely used standardized test to measure reasoning ability. One drawback, however, is that the test takes 40 to 60 minutes to complete. Another is that the test kit and answer sheets can cost hundreds of dollars. University of California psychologists have now developed a highly comparable free test that takes 10 minutes to complete. The user-friendly test measures abstract problem-solving ability and works on tablets and other mobile devices.
School district staff who practiced the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for four months had significant improvements in emotional intelligence and perceived stress, according to a new randomized controlled trial published today in The Permanente Journal. These findings are consistent with past research on TM showing benefits for emotional intelligence and psychological distress. This study extends prior research by demonstrating the beneficial effects of TM as part of a wellness program in the workplace.
Neuroscientists are tracking eye movements to understand how practicing tough reasoning tests like the LSAT makes students smarter.
Research from King's College London has shown for the first time that genetics plays a significant role in whether young adults choose to go to university, which university they choose to attend and how well they do.
A new British Journal of Psychology study has looked at the details behind how cognitive performance may improve during aerobic exercise.
How exactly the grid cell system works in the human brain, and in particular with which temporal dynamics, has until now been speculation. A much-discussed possibility is that the signals from these cells create maps of 'cognitive spaces' in which humans mentally organize and store the complexities of their internal and external environments. A European-American team of scientists has now been able to demonstrate, with electrophysiological evidence, the existence of grid-like activity in the human brain.