IQ and language ability

A recent Scottish study has confirmed what many people have long speculated about: IQ and language ability are related. What’s more, the study found that participants that knew a second language performed better in IQ tests. The lQ and language ability relationship is interesting is it begs the question: can IQ be boosted by learning …
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Test the Nation

Test the Nation is a concept and television show that first appeared in the Netherlands in 2001. The purpose of the show is to test the nation’s IQ in a form of National IQ test. Test the Nation would eventually find its way to the UK , Ireland and Canada although the UK BBC version …
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Child Genius

A child prodigy or Wunderkind is a person who at an early age, develops one or more skills that are far beyond the norm for their age. A child prodigy needs to be a minor (i.e. less than 18 years of age) who is able to perform at the level of a highly trained adult in a …
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IQ and EQ

IQ and EQ are two different concepts, but are related. But let me provide you with some background on the two concepts first. IQ stands for “Intellectual Quotient”, which is also a term used in every day life to mean general intelligence. The term was coined by Frenchman Alfred Binet in the late 1800s. Binet was …
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Cognitive ability

What is cognitive ability? The free dictionary defines cognitive ability as: The mental process of knowing, including aspects such as awareness, perception, reasoning and judgment. Cognitive ability is nothing more than a set of mental abilities which help guide our decision making and success rate in every day life across different social settings and situations Cognitive …
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Is IQ hereditary?

Is IQ hereditary? Although many people have asked the question, few people have wanted to hear the real answer to this question. In 1987, Shockley, a Nobel Prize winner in Physics repeated the claim from the controversial book “The Bell Curve” that IQ was in fact genetic. So is IQ hereditary really? Let’s turn to …
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IQ and religion

What is the relationship between IQ and religion? We have all heard from staunch atheists Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins who go out of their way to combat religiosity and to preach the virtues of atheism. Are these atheists right about their views? Are the atheists smarter than others? These ‘preacher’ atheists attempt to use …
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Average Harvard IQ

Harvard is one of the World’s premier higher education establishments. Harvard University was established in 1636 and today admits has 7,000 undergraduates and 14,000 graduate students. As most US undergraduate degrees last four years, it is easy to work out that Harvard should therefore be admitting 1750 students per year to keep the undergraduate student population stable at …
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Average IQ of university students

How much brain power does it take to get through College in a Western system of education? Before turning to this question, let’s brush up on general intelligence or IQ and its properties. Within a country, the average IQ is set to 100 points, and roughly half of the population will have an IQ greater …
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Mensa and Match.com

Mensa and Match.com have partnered up to create a dating site for the cognitive elite. The idea came about as a survey of singletons revealed that ‘brain power’ and partnering up with someone with similar intellectual ability ranked very high, or even as a ‘must have’ when selecting a partner. Here is why I believe …
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