IQ Is a Myth, Says Study

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IQ is a myth, according to one study.

Worried your IQ scores aren't upto the mark? Then, you will love the results from one recent study.

Deemed the largest study into human intelligence and cognition involving 100 thousand participants, it is contesting the idea of general intelligence being assessed by a single number, saying that IQ tests scores are not an accurate way to tell who is smarter than someone else.

It’s a little more complicated than that.

The study’s senior investigator Doctor Adrian Owen from the University of Western Ontario said: “If there is something in the brain that is IQ, we should be able to find it by scanning. But it turns out there is no one area in the brain that accounts for people’s so-called IQ. In fact, there are three completely different networks that respond: verbal abilities, reasoning abilities and short-term memory abilities.”

Psychologist Lewis Terman came up with the term intelligence quotient or IQ as a number that signified relative intelligence in a person by taking aptitude tests such as National Intelligence Test, introduced in 1920s to test school children and The Scholastic Appitude Test (SAT), developed in 1926 for screening perspective candidates for colleges and universities.

Have you ever taken an intelligence quotient, or IQ test?

Do you think it was an accurate assessment of your intelligence level?