IQ boosting foods

Diet most definitely plays a part in improving or maintaining your IQ. There are plenty of foods which are reported to enhance mental alertness and even possibly enhance IQ. So you not only need to consider your waist line when it comes to diet, but you also need to consider the impact of what you …
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Famous people with high IQ

The list of famous people with high IQ scores is a long one. Before listing some key individuals, let’s first revisit what is means to have a high IQ. In any nation, the average IQ is set to 100 and a normal distribution is able to be set around this mean. Around 95% of the …
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Highest IQ in the world

Unlike other human characteristics, IQ is not as straightforward to accurately measure. Weight, height and even human strength can be measured with a much greater degree of accuracy. Alfred Binet, one of the forefathers of IQ testing, made one of the biggest contributions to the science by simply pointing out that human intelligence and IQ …
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High IQ

What does it mean to have a high IQ? Well the first question to ask is “high IQ relative to whom?” Let us provide some background: relatives of modern-day IQ tests have been around since the late 1890s. The millions of test observations have enabled mathematicians and statisticians to establish several important characteristics about IQ …
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Mensa IQ test

What is Mensa? And what is the Mensa IQ test? Mensa is a high IQ society which traces its roots back to 1946. The society was founded by Englishmen Roland Berrill, a barrister and Dr Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer.  The founders sought to create a society where the only qualification for admission was …
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IQ and success

How do you define success? The Oxford English Dictionary defines success as “the accomplishment on an aim or purpose”. Although I adhere to capitalistic principles, I also recognize that monetary success may not be what everyone aspires to. Artists such as Rodriguez (Searching for Sugarman) was clearly not interested in financial pursuits or a life …
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Improve your IQ

As discussed in previous posts, IQs can change over time. In particular, IQ scores may change fairly substantially during childhood and typically stabilize in your teenage years. This can be seen as good news as there may be scope to influence the development of IQ . But it is important to distinguish between the different …
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The Flynn Effect IQ gains

In 1984, James R. Flynn made the discovery that that IQs of the American population were increasing at a rate of 3 points per decade. This finding was coined “the Flynn Effect” in the controversial book The Bell Curve. This astonishing finding implied that Americans were increasing their intelligence (i.e. the Flynn effect IQ gain) …
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Culture-fair IQ test

Cattell and Horn distilled global intelligence (G) into two principal components: (1) fluid intelligence or Gf; and (2) crystallized intelligence or Gc.  Fluid intelligence is largely innate and represents someone’s ability to solve novel problems and can therefore be liked to raw processing power or the brain. Fluid intelligence is typically associated with the right …
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The different types of intelligence

There is no hard and fast consensus in the academic literature about how many different types of intelligence exist. In the early twentieth Century, the English psychologist Charles Spearman observed that a general factor (G or g factor),  served to explain much of the consistency in baseline performance of an individual across a multitude of …
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