Highly intelligent people like to be alone. They experience lower life satisfaction when they socialize more with friends, suggesting intelligence has evolved: the more intelligent members of a group, the more they are able to solve problems on their own without needing help from friends.
Dolphins have a highly developed spoken language, similar to the human language. This indicates a high level of intelligence and consciousness in dolphins. In addition to this, dolphin brains are somewhat larger and more complex than human ones.
Research finds that crows know what they know and can ponder the content of their own minds, a manifestation of higher intelligence and analytical thought long believed the sole province of humans and a few other higher mammals.
Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses: success attributed to effort is more inspiring than success attributed to innate, exceptional intelligence.
Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux, said that “Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.”
A study found that German raised children of white and black American soldiers had nearly identical IQ’s. Many have interpreted this to mean racial IQ differences found in other studies are due to cultural and environmental factors.
Average Americans think they’re smarter than the average American. Fifty-five percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American, according to a new survey by YouGov. A humble 34 percent of citizens say they are about as smart as everyone else, while a dispirited 4 percent say they are less intelligent than most people.
Alfred Binet, creator of the first practical IQ test, believed intelligence could change and be developed. He was against using his test as a standard measure of fixed intelligence.
The notion that goldfish have a memory of a few seconds is nonsense. In fact, they can be trained to react to light signals and perform tricks…