Brain training help you to be better at the specific games.Now, there's some "metha-solving" that can kick in if you practice a LOT of mini games. At some point you will naturally think "How can I solve all occurrences ?
In terms of IQ, there's a 50% chance that a 140 IQ person dedicates enough time to get a PhD and a 97% chance that a 150 IQ person remains in any intellectually elite profession, things haven't gotten harder as the average IQs are roughly 130 to 125 as
Do you think Einstein's genius is overrated? Other people who made significant contributions to science may have had higher IQs than Einstein.
No.Einstein was underrated. (And thanks for asking me specifically-I'll take the question as sincere).If there were to be a Mt. Rushmore for scientists and you queried all the scientists around the world, the two obvious heads that needed to be carved in granite
They do not.Often the smartest person in the classroom, is not the one with the highest grades.Rarely is the least intelligent person in the class the one with the lowest grades.Grades reflect several things, and while high intelligence surely helps a person learn more, and low intelligence makes it harder to learn, the grades a student gets has
You're Probably a Night Owl -- And That's a Bad ThingRecently, scientists discovered a quirky side effect to having a high IQ: You tend to stay up until later hours and get up later in the morning. That's right -- the more intelligent are
In theory IQ tests measure your speed of learning. You can change this somewhat:In the short term as much as 50% of the difference in IQ between you and another person is environmental and therefore changeable. However, some of this will disappear when you quit doing whatever you did to increase it.In
I am a 15-year-old boy/man with Asperger's Syndrome, dyslexia (pretty much overcame it), ADD, and paranoia with an IQ of +147 and consider myself very adult for my age. What are good ways to train my brain?
I'm an adult with Asperger's Syndrome. We Aspeis tend to excel at analytical processing but suck at reading the nuances of social cues. So the best way you can stretch your brain is to play to its weakness: become an expert people
I'm 24, I feel like I'm getting dumber. it's like I'm having only half a brain and I can't focus. What's happening with me?
As per your post, your current problem is loss of focus and not able to think clearly. You also say that you were pretty upset about something a few months back and were depressed for sometime. It is likely that you have suffered an episode of depression which has
(Obviously it's different intelligence but) in your opinion who is smarter the millionaire or the person with a PhD?
Generally speaking, the people with Ph.D.s have a fairly high IQ. Their mean has been estimated as being around 125 or around the top 5%. Its an endeavor that tends to be more natural and attractive for the very intelligent than
Should it be mandatory for people to take an IQ test in order to determine if they're worthy of biological reproduction?
No.Raw strength, functionality, ability to endure hell, should be prioritized over intelligence. This is a sieve an organism, humans included, will pass through naturally if they're fit for the earth itself. There's a very good biological reason for the stereotype of the muscle-bound dumb jock and the weak-yet intelligent Nerd.Going against this law through
I was a teacher for 32 years and was qualified to teacher from Grade One to Grade 13 when it still was part of the provincial system. My general observations of the abilities of the students can be broken down into 3
It's not about how hard you work, but what you are working on in the first place. You could work 6 8 hour shifts at McDonald's your entire life and still be considered a failure, or you could work a 5 hour office job 4 days a week (while investing properly) and become a millionaire in a
155.None of the first six replies are answers to the question. Quora is about answers, not being like politicians on Sunday morning TV talk shows who ignore the question and give a little speech. At least make a guess.Humans as a group are very good at guessing things they can't know, by collecting all
I my opinion and knowledge I don't think he had ever attempted or gone through any IQ tests which has at least been made public. Though his party claims that he is a Howard graduate, which is being questioned now and then about its authenticity.Let's go through some of his legendary
I suppose it depends on what sort of intelligence you're referring to, in which sort of person. Personal assumption of great knowledge? - Arrogance and an inability to see what isn't yet known. Emotional intelligence? - The ability to read people and calculate their (and your own)
A person so intelligent would quickly realize that he knows nothing in the universe; he would, also, on many levels, be accepting and have extremely radical views. For example, if put in a judicial position, he may not convict a rapist or murderer, since the rapist or murderer cultivated bad habits based on
Yes. I have posted links to quite a few studies that show that atheists are, on average, smarter than theists. Let's just ignore the science (a tried-and-true theist strategy) for a moment and use our common sense. There is absolutely ZERO hard evidence that god exists. The bible is full
A person's IQ can be increased simply by practicing IQ tests. Pretty much every test invented is subject to what psychologists call practice effects. So, the more you do IQ tests, the better you will be at solving the specific type of problems that are on IQ tests, like shape manipulation or pattern matching.
Based on past experience, yes. But more broadly speaking, any kind of practice in a specific field of achievement/knowledge/skill whether it be sports, counselling, art, engineering, creativity, dance/music, acting, business, social activism, law, philosophy, whatever is going to improve your
I'm not sure what you mean by a "wide IQ" test. I looked it up, and didn't find anything useful.I'm also not sure what you mean by "gifted" either, which has many subjective definitions.*******Anyway, if your IQ is in the
Yes, certainly. You may have to work a little harder, but success is generally determined a lot by your work ethic. You can be a genius, but be lazy and you probably aren't going to get terribly far.It's important to surround yourself with people who are smarter and more knowledgeable than you in
They do NOT test logical and even less mathematical intelligence. As someone with an IQ of 55 on my spatial part, 78 on my logical-mathematical part and now on my way not only to finish my study at university but also seeing sucess on my way
That depends on how you define IQ. Strictly speaking, IQ is our attempt to measure innate intelligence. If you define IQ as the result of a single test, then yes. The score will be lower than on any previous tests when the person was not depressed. If you define IQ as the person's innate intelligence, then
Damn hell it does... Aerobic exercises help in secretion of BDNF Brain development neurotrophic fac4tor) hormone which further helps the synapses in the brain to form connections which act as neural pathways for the other (math, science, literature) signals to travel through.Aerobic Exercises
A Emmanuel said, you can't quantify intelligence so we measure intelligence in relation to other people.If you're wondering about the validy of an IQ test to judge your intelligence, well, for one, I've written about it on: Understanding IQ - Index by Ethan Hillman on The Educational Blog.Basically, IQ tests were invented in 1905
We need to make a number of assumptions here (which many have done) to accurately address this question.What is mental math?By mental math, I see it as 2 different types. TYPE 1: One is where we do simple calculations mentally instead of on paper like addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of
There are many ways for someone to have their Intelligence Quotient or IQ tested in today's society. With the ever expanding realm of the Internet at our fingertips, measuring one's level of intelligence has never been easier or more difficult for that matter.Why are IQ tests important?Intelligence Quotient tests
You are already on quora, what more can you need to get smarter everyday.Still theres alwatys more to learnFew more tips are as follows:-Learn to use time, specially the time you spend online.At the end of the day, pen down your days deeds. It neednt sound good or be too long, what is needed is that
As someone who administers IQ tests, has studied them extensively, and has even written a few questions for several of them, I know just a little about them...First, the reliability and validity of any test score declines as the value
ONE NEVER KNOWS, DO ONE?You might be happier:"I think of you in heartfelt love every spare minute and am so unhappy as only a man can be" ~ Albert Einstein in a letter to a woman not his wife.You may
Is it hypothetically possible for someone with an IQ of 130 to become the next Elon Musk or Bill Gates?
As already stated: an IQ of 130 has nothing to do with business success. The next Bill Gates will be definitely no idiot, but his (or her for that matter) success does not necessarily request a certain IQ. You certainly have to be clever but don't need to be a genius.Conversely, a high IQ does not guarantee anything when
As far as I understand you can increase IQ score byRepeatedly retake te same tests (e.g. learn the test)Find new insightsBoth have nothing to do with raising your IQ, but a lot with preceived IQ (e.g. increaded IQ scores)I do believe, in the end one can increase IQ itself, but it a very slow process that is easily
NO. My height is quite average (173 cm) and my IQ is not.OK, this is just an example. But the full answer is: NO, because this is not related, as a cause nor as a consequence.EDIT: More precisely: IQ is correlated to nutrition, especially good nutrition during childhood. And since
If you think the number (and the accompanying report which you can discuss with the person testing you) will help you in some way, than yes, definitely do it. Some people feel more self-assured knowing they weren't imagining things, others find it useful to have the number on paper in order
Should it be mandatory for people to take an IQ test in order to determine if they're worthy of biological reproduction?
No.Raw strength, functionality, ability to endure hell, should be prioritized over intelligence. This is a sieve an organism, humans included, will pass through naturally if they're fit for the earth itself. There's a very good biological reason for the stereotype of the muscle-bound dumb jock and
No, it would be a mess to set up, a mess to implement, and would lead to several unintended and very negative outcomes.On the face of it there are some merits. intelligence is roughly 50% genetic so stupid people are more likely to have stupid kids who will contribute less to society and stupid parents might
My sincerest thanks to Krishna Gupta for the Ask to Answer.All the answers yet have exceptionally provided a lot of insight on how to improve Creativity, through various aspects:Manas J SaloiKrysta CurtisLacey Dachs to name a few.So, I shall build my
Trump has probably never had an official IQ test, but if he did, I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see it come in below 100. Around 95 to be more precise. I'm a Mensan with a tested IQ of
155.None of the first six replies are answers to the question. Quora is about answers, not being like politicians on Sunday morning TV talk shows who ignore the question and give a little speech. At least make a guess.Humans as a group are very good at guessing
I took a Mensa Admission IQ test in May. It was a two-hour written group test held at a psychologist's office. I had overslept and arrived just in time for the test to start; a little later and I would have stood in front of locked doors, because they don't allow latecomers, probably
The show itself is unfortunate, as is The People's Court, Judge Mathis, Judge Jeanine Pirro, and any such shows.Among them,
What is the difference between a person with average intelligence and a person with genius intelligence?
I often discuss this with my brother; a Ph.d. in philosophy, whilst I took the black letter lawyer route - so our perspectives are rather varied, and as someone who has tested in the 99.99% ‘IQ' percentile I feel I am somewhat qualified to answer this
At the lower ends of the IQ Scale you reach the point of mental retardation. Mental Retardation is not synonymous being thick, but the line is interestingly thin.However, pertaining to the point, on the IQ Percentile Charts, there is a point where Mental Retardation ends and sheer stupidity takes over. Any IQ
What is the standard deviation of the Cattell Culture Fair Intelligence Test (Scale 3, Form A) - Mensa suggests it is 16, but all other sources seem to suggest it is 24?
The question can be asked. As a test supervisor in Mensa France, I had the scale giving by test the threshold of admission and the decile bounds including the Cattell III A. If a candidate had 100% correct answers to the Cattell III
Einstein never took an IQ test. One frequently sees absurd claims to the effect that his IQ was 160, but I know several people with an IQ above 160 and while they're brilliant, they're no Einstein; those figures say more about the methodology of the
You can go and explore the corporate website of SharpBrains, which is among my favourite learning resources, with myriad links to other interesting resources://sharpbrains.com/You can also subscribe to their online newsletter.I also have a much better
If you had read Malcom Gladwell's book Outliers, you would know that Christopher Langan is probably one of the smartest people in the world right now. You would also know that the late Robert Oppenheimer was also very gifted, close to Christopher Langan, but probably not as gifted. The thing is that you have never heard of
Before we attempt to answer, let us know about ‘intelligence'. Intelligence is defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. This means if a person who is able to use his brain to gain knowledge and knows how to apply
There are two reasons to join Mensa. To prove you can, and in order to socialize with other Mensa members.If you just want to prove you can, then there's no benefit to maintaining the membership.If you want the social aspect, you may find it unsatisfying, in which case there's no benefit to maintaining the
I think that the reason these are so controversial is because you can't do anything about them. Almost everything about you can be changed. You can change how you talk, your habits, how you dress, you can change your gender, you can
MoreI believed I was one of the most intelligent students in my school(not very wise of me) but my outlook changed after I started pursuing engineering. I currently study in one of the good colleges, the average crowd here is
Are there journal sources on the POSITIVE effects of music on any of these areas: brain development, coordination, spatial IQ, cognitive IQ?
No, despite many attempts. What is there is an association between musical and other cognitive abilities. Music doesn't make you smarter, but it is a little flag you can plant in the dirt and say
This has no bearing whatsoever on neurological reality, so be warned, but here is what I would do:Ask them
Well, firstly I'm on this site, but I'm anonymous for irrational reasons, (didn't get enough sleep). And secondly, my dad follows me.Absolutely. Well, that is, you do worse on IQ test and your mental performance is absolute shit.I went for about five
Brain training help you to be better at the specific games.Now, there's some "metha-solving" that can kick in if you practice a LOT of mini games. At some point you will naturally think "How can I solve all occurrences
Do you agree that even the hardest math can be understood by a person of average intelligence if it is broken down into small steps?
I've taught and tutored math at all different levels from middle school up through graduate school. I've worked with both high-achieving students with strong educational backgrounds and students on the edge of the system with huge gaps in their education.Yes, I believe most people with average intelligence* have the potential to be able
Do you think Einstein's genius is overrated? Other people who made significant contributions to science may have had higher IQs than Einstein.
No.Einstein was underrated. (And thanks for asking me specifically-I'll take the question as sincere).If there were to be a Mt. Rushmore for scientists and you queried all the scientists around the world, the two obvious heads that needed to be carved in granite would be Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein (not necessarily in that order). After that,
I have never considered the PhD about increasing intelligence. To be honest, completing the degree is about tenacity and perseverance! The process of earning the degree is about learning to think critically, to broaden your perspectives, to apply that knowledge to problem solve carefully and creatively within your field of knowledge. Who cares how smart
For those of you with an IQ in the top 0.01% (profoundly gifted) what has your educational path looked like?
Good luck Malvi Shah with your 7-yr-old son. My parents had no idea how to educate me (even though Dad is a chemist who might have won a Nobel prize with a slightly different life path), but my educational path was less tumultuous than many people
Getting Smarter: When people say that reading makes a man smarter, does it mean that reading can increase your IQ?
You may want to explore the following interesting and insightful write-up from one of my favourite resources, www.farnamstreetblog.com/, in response to your question:The Buffett FormulaI fully concur with the sentiment of the author, and the smart people he talks about: Reading will make you smarter, but reading is only part of the equation.You
Answering anonymously because this is personal information.I've been seriously tested, Mensa certified, psychiatrically tested - consistently above 170. I can't answer the question as to what it feels like to be in the top 2% as I'm in the 99.9998th percentile. One in 620,000 or so.The long and the short of it
As someone with an IQ of 70 and now an author of textbooks for university math students I can really say, I am the best in answering this question:Try to be as creative as possible! Especially work with math books. Before you learn new topics ask yourself questions and then try to answer them BEFORE you look in the
How to increase and get exceptional logical intelligence and cognitive abilities if I have stupid, low intelligence genes
I was born with a fairly high IQ. I was told repeatedly throughout my upbringing how clever I was. Now, there's one thing I wish I learned growing up, which I didn't actually learn until a few years into my university education: the value and necessity for working hard. Being intelligent doesn't mean you automatically get good grades
Why would you be ashamed of an average IQ, let alone ADD? Are you ashamed of your skin color, gender, and hair/eye color?! You were born with an average IQ, so what. There's a lot of people with high IQ's that are quite arrogant about it despite it
Original question: Can we make ourselves more intelligent?Short answer: YesYou can become a more intelligent person, how can you do it depends on your definition of intelligence.Type A: Physics, Math, Science - like intelligence. This one is related to academic life (We've all been there). We are said that becoming more intelligent will
Give them a book to read and encourage them to finish it in a month. Repeat every month Show them a documentary once a week on interesting things which improve knowledge and curiosity. Eg: Mega Factories, HowStuffWorks, How it is made, ...Encourage creativity by challenging them to paint, design and
(updated Jan 10, 2018 following some research)In theory IQ tests measure your speed of learning. You can change this somewhat:In the short term as much as 50% of the difference in IQ between you and another person is environmental and therefore
I procured an A in psychology even though, according to Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), my fluid intelligence is 79. How does this add up?
First of all, there is a low correlation between grades and IQ. For example, though I myself have a minimal Verbal IQ of 160+ sd15 (same as rarity of 1 in 31, 560 or greater) and a logico-mathematical IQ just as high or higher
Is there anything you were naturally gifted in but just didn't have the motivation or desire to really take it to the next level (like a high IQ child who just didn't succeed academically because they didn't really care)?
Hmm it's not right to say high IQ students don't care, they care but they were not challenged.Anyways, I was told I had a thing for art: painting, singing, and playwright/acting. I sang at few events at schools, wrote a few plays (mainly comedy) and
First: I do not believe in IQ tests at all. They are mostly depending on speed and speed is quite unimportant.You may be intelligent, but still have troubles with math. In this cast, the reason is bad teachers. There may be some fundamental thing, you missed or got wrong. It is the teachers duty
An average IQ ranges from 85-115. Fewer than 1% of people in the world have an IQ over 140, which is around the range where genius begins. Classification of 'genius' has changed over the years, so the numbers and terms have varied over time. Einstein is estimated to have had an IQ of 160,
Hobbies that require different responses and have more variety will be better for IQ improvement than those repetitive ones that basically keeps your brain in the same groove all the time. That's affirmed by various studies I've read.I doubt there
Games like MOBAs will improve your reflexes , sub conscious thinking power, your macro decision making, micro decision making and best of all they are a blast to play. Example: Dota 2, Smite, League of Legends, etc.
What are some things someone with average, or subpar intelligence can do to become smarter if they do not have any health or mental problems?
Smarter in what way? There are many different ways of being smart and they are not always linked. The academia is overflowing with people with high mathematical or spatial or verbal reasoning intelligence but not always the street smarts or emotional intelligence.Learning new things and working consistently to keep up with new developments in your chosen
If you are a person with high IQ and you are around others of a similar nature it is likely the jokes will be more intricate, more drawn out and you'll get a much greater laugh being willing to tell it again to others maybe
It depends. Exercises that challenge your mind are generally:climbingsailingmartial arts (patterns)team sports within a team that values strategy (soccer, field hockey, volleyball)fencingetcExercises that you can use to relax from a mentally taxing job and to clear your mind, or to ponder life, are:runningcyclingswimmingpumping iron (the gym)yogarowingetcHowever, don't get too hung up on my (limited)
Well, there's a bunch of misconceptions. I'll include the ones I can think of in this answer, but maybe I'll go back later and add 1-2 more to it.Note that this reply is specifically about Mensa, and not about more general misconceptions about
Answers to this question are without end. ANY person can grasp & comprehend virtually ANYthing which escapes ANY other person.To believe that someone with measurably higher intelligence is able to ‘understand' more than someone else is to subscribe to a deeply flawed notion. Simply any of the arts, for example, may be experienced more acutely by those
IQ: Intelligence Quotient, or a summarization of how intelligent you are with a number. It is entirely innaccurate and the most frequently used test was designed to figure out if kindergarten French kids were able to move on.Yes, you can absolutely grow more intelligent as you age, but that's not to say your literal ability is
ACT is not an IQ test and its scores are not always comparable to an IQ score. But they do correlate well and especially at the highest end of the ACT score scale.That is, the upper few percentiles of the ACT score are generated by people
I can only answer this from a personal perspective. So i may advice you not to generalize based on my own personal perspective, but I like to think this will be an adequate representation of the struggles of people with high IQ. The most frustrating aspect
What kind of hobbies do highly intelligent, i.e., those with intelligence levels beyond the exceptional, people have?
This one is not about myself, but one of the most intelligent people in my family. That is my mother, whose IQ was tested a couple of times at over 160. She had a straight 4 point grade average, the highest at her state university at
As many of the other answers point out, 300's depiction of King Leonidas isn't very historically accurate. In fact, all of our sources say quite the opposite about Leonidas. He was not initially the crown-prince (with an older brother and an older half brother), so he was not exempt from the traditional Spartan training (the Agoge). This
What would the world be like now if the highest IQ anybody had is just 115 and that's as rare as today's 220?
If, in the interest of the thought experiment, one sets aside the extremely important issue of extrapolation errors, and considers the Flynn Effect to account for that much of a difference, one could calculate that, at a rate of 0.3 points per year, it would
Because the Einstein you're imagining is a cartoon version of Einstein with a powerful brain, an IQ higher than anyone on earth, and crazy forward thinking theories that set the world ablaze just popping out of his skull at any given moment. The real Einstein was a brilliant man, but also a man of his
Age doesn't matter regarding IQ.Peoples IQ seems to be mainly genetic and more or less set after the age of 5. (IQ falls if brain development is stunned during early childhood. It can be both form malnourishment and emotional trauma.)Any IQ over 90 is good. That means you are normal and will be able to
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Does a higher percentage of smart people (140 + IQ) suffer from mental illness than the rest of the population?
For schizophrenia it is the opposite.People with schizophrenia are statistically more likely to be on the lower end of the IQ spectrum."What really predicted risk for schizophrenia is how much you deviate from the predicted IQ that we get from your relatives," explained lead researcher, Dr. Kenneth S. Kendler,
An IQ of 147 (SD-15) is in the genius range. An IQ of 147 belongs to the 99.91th percentile, therefore its rarity is 1/1100 people. There are people who will chime in stating that IQ means nothing but that is false. Each point increase in IQ test scores is associated with $202 to
A person with an actual IQ of 10 would not be functional at all. They could not feed themselves or take care of any of their adult daily living needs. Imagine a week old baby, that would be the level of functionality of a person
If that's a valid test (not online), it seems rather unlikely that you'd need to ask that question. But let's give you the benefit of the doubt.(Note: online tests are not valid. I've ranged from 127 to 160 on those things, SD
The fact that you ask if it's good
No, unequivocally, no.For two primary reasons ( and other more minor reasons):You cannot give a 12 year old an "adult" test because you have no standardized administration and you have no comparative data for that age group. However, there is something called a "mental age," that is sometimes used with persons with
IQ is a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15 (16 for some tests). Youth have separate norms groups by age group.Also an IQ score or near-IQ-equivalent from a test that is not on Mensa's list is very questionable. Mensa Qualifying test scores . Stanford Binet, Otis-Lenon and Cogat are
Even if creating such a test was possible, nobody will ever score that high - by definition. About 1 in 1 billion people have an IQ of 190 (six standard deviations above the mean); i.e. ~7 people alive now have that
As a psychologist who does
I'm sure that I do not how to improve your IQ.I'm not even sure that it is the best thing that you need to do in order to live in a very successful and happy manner, while simultaneously helping the rest of humanity to improve!Yet, let me tell you a quick story:Once upon a time twenty