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What Affects Iq More Nature Or Nurture
Old debate: Iq is a combination of the inherited potential capacity combined with the proper environment to nurture that capacity. You cannot control the inheritance but you can optimize the nurture aspect with diet, constant use of brain stimulating factors such as lifelong learning, reading, puzzle performance, learning a foreign language and so on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IQ tests are well-: validated instruments with built-in measures for the range of scores that a person could achieve on any given day. Tests must be appropriate; e.g. motor impairment may lower a score on non-verbal IQ tests with timed motor tasks. Deafness may require a test with no language component, like the Leiter-3. The Differential Abilities Scale is often used for kids with known developmental disabilities. ...Read more
Yes: There is evidence that brain training exercises can modestly increase intelligence quotient. A recent study training patients to experience synesthesia demonstrated increase in IQ for those completing the training. In 2008 the PNAS published data suggesting there are ways to increase fluid intelligence by training working memory.http://www.pnas.org/content/105/19/6791.full ...Read more
IQ: Adequate amounts of restful and restorative sleep, a healthy diet with fresh veggies, fruits and whole grains, and regular daily exercise. Reading and discussing books, taking an adult education course at a local community college, all help. There are no medicines or supplements which will improve iq, and many that are sold as such can have adverse effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: There is a common misperception that one's score on an IQ test infallibly tells how bright you are. Tests designed to measure one's intelligence rely on standardized administration of specific questions. If you've somehow been told the right answers in advance, you can score quite high on the test. That, sadly, does not mean your IQ is higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't understand: I don't understand your question. Can you be more clear? Are you talking about head injury or other neurological damage? Are you talking about a change in your ability to understand ideas? You should see a doctor if you have noticed a difference in your mental status. ...Read more
Mismeasure: Iq isn't worth measuring. The old tests were a good estimate of future academic performance, little else. Who cares? Steve gould's "mismeasure of man" is a good read about this old fad. Focus on working hard ; working smart in a complicated world where no two people have the same natural talents and many types of intelligence bring rewards. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything possible: Cerebral palsy can range from very severe physical and mental effects (quadruplegia & inability to communicate) to minimal local motor effects (one body part paralyzed or weakened) without any mental effects; there is no "average." I have known people with CP who are successful & happy doctors, professors, scientists, writers, musicians, artisits, spouses and parents. Accept no limits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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