Noncognitive Skills, Distinct From Cognitive Abilities, Are Important to Success Across the Life
The genetics of neurocognitive skills were associated with higher tolerance of risk, delayed fertility, less healthy-risk behavior, and a greater willingness to forgo immediate gratification. Noncognitive skills and cognitive abilities are both important contributors to educational attainment — the number of years of formal schooling that a person completes — and lead to success across the life course, according to a new study from an international team led by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the University of Texas at Austin, and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
We Hear What We Expect to Hear
Neuroscientists show that the entire auditory pathway represents sounds according to prior expectations. Humans depend on their senses to perceive the world, themselves and each other.