At the GPO we all had the ability to filter out distractions, we never allowed work to distract our tea breaks.
My IQ must be astronomical then, I NEVER get distracted, now, if I can only remember what I was doing.........
Of what possible use are studies such as this one?
The earlier we can spot intelligence the better.
I have one boy who will not amount to much I guess because the demonstrated early behaviours have led to him shutting himself up in his room to play games. He has no real friends and he avoids school but I discovered quite by chance when he was about 14 that he can do long multiplication in his head and there are sparks of genuine genius in there - well hidden. His parents thought he was just being difficult when he was younger and got him "diagnosed" and medicated. With different parenting and education when he was young he might have had a completely different life now.
Last time my IQ was "measured", it was 168.
I can tune things out, quite easily, if I want to concentrate on something. But, by the same token, I can take-in everything going-on around me, if there's the need.
If Jane has the TV on, whilst I'm doing something intricate, on the ol' poota, I can just isolate myself from the din, very easily.
It used to annoy my m-i-l when I would "ignore" her when I was reading a book but I wasn't aware of her speaking at all - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
My youngest grandson has the potential to be a true genius. He's too young for IQ tests yet (only just turned 2) but can easily count to double digits and understands the correlation between the number and the quantity of whatever. Alphabet, upper and lower case, he knows the difference, and can read the letters regardless of what or where they are placed. He could even read "To Jack" on his birthday card correctly identifying his name, wherever. His favourite toy? His iPad, where he does puzzles and traces patterns by following the numbers. I was watching him one day whilst he was visiting, and he was correctly identifying colours, not just RGB, but also Purple, Pink, Yellow and some less common colours. Daughter tells me that he builds a "nuclear power station" in about 2 minutes, don't know that one, but apparently some form of puzzle on the iPad. Shapes, not just squares and circles, but polygons of various types, he identifies them by their correct name. He's positively scary!
Leigh, try to get on his good side before he makes himself rich.
Good luck keeping up with him!
Last time my intelligence was measured it was 4' 6" and weighed 158 pounds.