Welcome to Mensa Connect

Here, on our own private social network, you can interact with other Mensans, your Local Group, local and national officers, and Mensa Special Interest Groups. If you’ve used Yahoo! or Google Groups, or similar forum software, you should find the layout familiar. Included are public forums where you can connect with other members and private communities for Local Groups, national committees, and officer roles.

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Weekly Brainwave

  • Not everyone has an inner monologue. A small portion of people, around 5% to 10%, don't have a continuous inner dialogue. New studies suggest this could make verbal memory tasks more challenging for them. Dubbed anendophasia, the absence of inner speech might affect other cognitive abilities like task-switching or sensory discrimination.
  • The accumulation of harmful proteins in brain fluid can be mitigated by sleeping pills, according to researchers investigating the correlation between insufficient sleep and the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
  • Researchers suggest memory may hinge on how challenging an experience is for the brain to process. A novel study combines a computational model with behavioral analysis to probe what makes certain visual information memorable, positing that less predictable scenes tend to be more retained.