The Mind

Childhood drawings can predict later intelligence

Our earliest attempts at drawing can provoke delight in our parents, but could they also provide a glimpse into the future? Researchers at King's College London have found that the drawings of four-year-old children can indicate their intelligence at age 14.

How can music change our mood?

By changing the way we perceive the world. For example, in experiments in which people looked at smiley or sad face icons, the music they were listening to affected what they saw.

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5 scientific insights into love

What’s that spark we feel when meeting someone that ignites our passions? What exactly is that odd feeling of elation and fixation? This Valentine’s Day, Focus looks at the science behind that ineffable thing called love.

At what age do we lose our earliest memories?

How did you celebrate your second birthday? If you can’t recall then don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, psychologists at Emory University in Georgia, USA, say that only children under the age of seven have any chance of remembering.