About Intelligence…

Although many might argue that it’s who you know or your resources that make a difference, your level of intelligence is actually a more accurate predictor of your potential success than your socioeconomic status.
The IQ you were born with won’t necessarily be the same as that you die with. While genetics plays a large role in determining intelligence, factors like education, job type, and even leisure activities can impact how intelligence changes as you age.
Members of the same family also tend to differ substantially in intelligence (by an average of about 12 IQ points) for both genetic and environmental reasons. Through the half-mixing of genes, intelligence begins to differ from parent to child and so on.
Although the environment certainly has effects on IQ, heredity still plays a large role in determining overall IQ. Environmental factors might mean the loss or gain of a few points here or there, but it pales in comparison to what you’re born with.
Researchers have found that popular “brain games” like ones offered in apps or workbooks delivered on their promise of better memory, attention, and multitasking skills. However, when it comes to overall intelligence, studies have shown the games failed to improve upon IQ levels.

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