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[*] posted on 26-5-2013 at 16:18
Last time my intelligence was measured it was 4' 6" and weighed 158 pounds.

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 18:56
Good luck keeping up with him!

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 15:25
Leigh, try to get on his good side before he makes himself rich.;)

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 11:23
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!

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 10:18
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. ;)

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 10:05
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.

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 08:48
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.

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 06:55
Of what possible use are studies such as this one?

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 06:54
Originally posted by giron
At the GPO we all had the ability to filter out distractions, we never allowed work to distract our tea breaks.


Quite right too !

[*] posted on 25-5-2013 at 02:27
My IQ must be astronomical then, I NEVER get distracted, now, if I can only remember what I was doing.........

[*] posted on 24-5-2013 at 21:31
At the GPO we all had the ability to filter out distractions, we never allowed work to distract our tea breaks.


[*] posted on 24-5-2013 at 19:27

People with higher IQs are slow to detect large background movements because their brains filter out non-essential information, say US researchers.

Instead, they are good at detecting small moving objects.

The findings come in a study of 53 people given a simple, visual test in Current Biology.

The results could help scientists understand what makes a brain more efficient and more intelligent.

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We expected that all participants would be worse at detecting the movement of large images, but high IQ individuals were much, much worse...

Michael Melnick
University of Rochester

In the study, individuals watched short video clips of black and white bars moving across a computer screen. Some clips were small and filled only the centre of the screen, while others filled the whole screen.

The participants' sole task was to identify in which direction the bars were drifting - to the right or to the left.

Participants also took a standardised intelligence test.

The results showed that people with higher IQ scores were faster at noticing the movement of the bars when observing the smallest image - but they were slower at detecting movement in the larger images.

Michael Melnick of the University of Rochester, who was part of the research team said the results were very clear.

"From previous research, we expected that all participants would be worse at detecting the movement of large images, but high IQ individuals were much, much worse.