Lab director Dr. von Stumm was recently interviewed by Jon Sutton from the The Psychologist, the monthly publication of the British Psychological Society. In it, she details the work we do at the Lab as well as discussing intellectual curiosity and our own "hungry minds"! You can read the full article here.
Our latest study on breastfeeding and IQ just came out in PLoS One: get it here. In data from more than 11,000 children from the UK born between 1994 and 1996, we found no meaningful association between breastfeeding and IQ at age 2. Also, breastfeeding was not related to IQ gains that occured between age [...]
Previous research had suggested that viewing red before completing a cognitive task, for example sitting an exam, was associated with poorer performance outcomes. In a new study just published in Intelligence, Emma Larsson and Sophie von Stumm found that this effect is, however, most likely the result of sampling bias. The study's summary is here: [...]
In a new study out in Intelligence, Sophie von Stumm and Robert Plomin showed that children from high socioeconomic status families (SES) scored about 6 IQ points better than low SES children age 2 and that, in addition, this early difference had tripled by the time that children reached 16 years of age. Data were [...]