Baton Rouge ranks among brainiest cities
In a measuring of "brain performance," or cognitive capacity, of metro areas, Baton Rouge ranks 21st in the nation among the brainiest cities, according to software company Lumosity, which tracks online games and cognitive performance. The Atlantic writes that scores of 20 million game members—and 320 million individual game plays—have been kept by the company to offer a scorecard on thinking power and memory abilities, with mapping across the United States available by using IP geolocation software. Scores were recorded in the five key cognitive areas: memory, processing speed, flexibility, attention, and problem solving. The data cover 169 metros, and only those with 500 observations or more were included. Higher cognitive performances, The Atlantic writes, were associated with higher rates of innovation, greater concentrations of high-tech industry, and higher per capita incomes. To read more about the study, click here.
Today's poll question: Do you agree with the study published this month in The Atlantic that rates Baton Rouge as one of America's brainiest cities?
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