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Can intelligence be inherited?

Can intelligence be inherited?

Partly: Intelligence is a combination of genetics and environment. It is the age old "nature vs nurture" controversy. Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself is to participate in healthy, stimulating activites to broaden your mind. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Intelligence (Definition)

Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving. Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in ...Read more


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How is intelligence inherited?

How is intelligence inherited?

Intelligence, like : Everything else we have, is from genetics + environment. Long ago, i heard the famous geneticist, dave smith, say it was more linked to maternal than paternal iq. Truth is, we get equal #'s of genes from mom & dad. Children of moms who didn't graduate from hs have 7x the risk of the gen'l population for intellectual disability, maybe because moms still impact a child's environment more than dads. ...Read more

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Can music affect intelligence?

Can music affect intelligence?

Maybe, depends: There is no good answer as to whether passive listening to music increases intelligence, or of so, by much. But like many arts, intense involvement in and learning of music will definitely improve intelligence--especially as measured broadly. ...Read more

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How does nutrition affect intelligence?

How does nutrition affect intelligence?

Many ways: Low intake of omega-3s for example, would deny the brain access to dha, an important fatty acid, certain vitamins, like B12 and e are needed for normal nerve and brain function. Low iron can also cause brain related problems. Certain antioxidants, like the anthocyanins in blueberries can reduce brain inflammation. Get your nutrition from whole foods and never from pills if avoidable. ...Read more

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Can I increase my intelligence by exercising?

Can I increase my intelligence by exercising?

Not directly: Exercise by itself won't make you smarter. There are several cognitive benefits associated with a regular exercise, so including exercise in your daily routine may help you learn better. Shoot for 30 min of moderately vigorous aerobic exercise most (5) days of the week....and keep studying! Good luck ...Read more

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How does intelligence relate to being a genius?

How does intelligence relate to being a genius?

Highest level: A person who is a genius has a level of intelligence in the very top range. The statistical normal curve goes from the bottom to the top range of intelligence. A person who is considered a genius will fall into the very top range of the normal curve. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my child's intelligence?

What can I do to increase my child's intelligence?

Read, read, read!: It's controversial whether "intelligence" can be improved, but you can help your child by reading, reading and reading to him/her! provide an environment rich in words and conversation; allow him/her to show their creativity in thought and action. Help find interests and help nurture those. Keep tv watching and video games to a minimum. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: intelligence?

See below: Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including, but not limited to, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving. Intelligence is most widely studied in humans, but has also been observed in animals and in plants. ...Read more

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Is intelligence considered to be an aspect of mental health?

Is intelligence considered to be an aspect of mental health?

Definition: If you want to limit intelligence to an IQ score, you can find people with all different intelligence levels who could be considered essentially happy and functioning within normal ranges, which is much more along the lines of how mental heal is defined. Think of them as largely separate issues. ...Read more

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I want to ask you how can I increase my intelligence levels ?

I want to ask you how can I increase my intelligence levels ?

Exercise mind and...: I'm not sure if intelligence can be increased but exercising your mind can only help. Read, learn new things, go to college, learn a language. B complex, phosphatidylserine, acetyl-l-carnitine, bacopa, vinpocetine, ashwagandha and rhodiola are all proven to improve mind function. See http://www.Smart-publications.Com/articles/be-smarter-think-faster-and-protect-your-brain-with-12-smart-nutrients. ...Read more