Navigation Links
Rest Assured, Parents, Teens Really Do Get Smarter With Time
Date:10/3/2011

MONDAY, Oct. 3 (HealthDay News) -- As teenagers mature, their mental speed improves, making them smarter, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio examined the performance of nearly 7,000 teenagers aged 13 to 17 on 12 different tests of intelligence and mental speed, including tasks involving math, vocabulary and problem-solving.

They found that older teenagers scored higher and worked faster than younger kids. After analyzing the tests, the older teens' increased intelligence could be almost entirely attributed to an increase in their mental speed, researchers said.

The study was published Sept. 19 in Psychological Science.

The study's authors concluded mental processes related to how fast the brain is working, such as the speed of acquiring knowledge, learning things, and solving problems, improve during the teenage years.

The findings make "intuitive sense," they added in a journal news release.

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke provides more information on the brain.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Association for Psychological Science, news release, Sept. 27, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Parents, Saying Um and Uh May Aid Learning
2. Teens With Lots of Friends More Likely to Start Drinking: Study
3. Sleepy Teens Prone to Bad Behaviors, Study Finds
4. Study to test efficacy of prenatal intervention, support on lowering postpartum depression in teens
5. Few Suicidal Teens Get the Help They Need
6. Study finds over 70 percent of suicidal teens dont get the mental health services they need
7. Teens, College-Age Youth at High Risk of Suicide, Expert Says
8. Many Autistic Teens Use School Mental-Health Services
9. Strokes Rising Among Teens, Young Adults: CDC
10. Increased prevalence of stroke hospitalizations seen in teens and young adults
11. Troubled Teens Spotted in Routine School Screenings: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... ... The Medical Society of Northern Virginia, Announces DoctorsTelemed?, A telehealth solution ... Society of Northern Virginia (MSNVA) launches DoctorsTelemed?, a telemedicine solution that uses ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... Kansas (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2016 , ... Augusta ... for its school nurses. This partnership will enable school health offices to streamline and ... in Butler County, Kansas, just east of Wichita. Augusta public schools serve 2,300 students ...
(Date:5/5/2016)... ... May 05, 2016 , ... The Wisconsin ... Lombardo, PT, DPT, MA, OCS, WCS, has been selected by the Wisconsin Physical ... The WPTA Private Practice Award is awarded annually to a member of the ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 ... ... manufacturer and engineer of patented products, announces the Everlasting Glove, a sports invention ... , "The Athletic and Sporting Goods Manufacturing industry is worth $9 billion," says ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Utah (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... surface flooring brand will provide the playing surface for the 2016 NCAA ... surface was installed today for the men’s volleyball championship to be held May ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016   BIOTRONIK will be exhibiting ... beyond the implant at the Heart Rhythm Society,s 37 ... San Francisco . "Physicians ... quality of patient care and satisfaction possible. Part of ... and every tomorrow," said Marlou Janssen , President, ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016  Specialty Silicone Fabricators is ... shows how a cleanroom works. The free visual ... science and technology. Chris ... technology company, SSF enthusiastically supports the Science, Technology, ... foster the next generation of innovators. We want ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , May 3, 2016 ... bekannt, dass sie einen entscheidenden Meilenstein durch ... Ein Aufruf zum Handeln, um Patientenresultate  bei ... trägt zu Fortschritten im Verständnis der Hepatischen ... ein Bewusstsein für Hepatische Enzephalopathie in der ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: