IQ

The Flynn Effect or Why We’re Getting Smarter

The Flynn effect says that our minds are changing. We’re becoming smarter and have improved abstract reasoning. However, an increase in IQ scores doesn’t always go hand in hand with personal satisfaction or happiness. While it’s true that we solve…

Intelligence and Sense of Humor

A good sense of humor, the one that knows how to apply irony and wit to a reality that’s often a bit gray, is almost always a sign of intelligence. It’s the art of those who shape what they see…

The Brain of a Gifted Child

The brain of a gifted or high capability child has its advantages, but also its limitations. These children process information rapidly, have a high analytical capacity, and sophisticated critical eye. However, they don’t always achieve their potential or develop a strong…

The Relationship Between Anxiety Disorders and a High IQ

“Ignorance is bliss.” Strangely enough, this popular saying has quite a bit of evidence to support it, at least according to several pieces of research on the links between happiness, anxiety, and intelligence. According to a paper from Lakehead University in…