What is IQ

Simply speaking, IQ (intelligence quotient) is an assessment of your ability to think and reason.

However, if you want a fuller definition, you have to try and understand the concept of IQ first with utmost patience as it is not a straightforward one. Although IQ is science, it's a fuzzy one.

All of you probably must have been labeled as dumb, bright, smart, stupid, clever etc. at different times of your life. Isn't it?

IQ Scores

IQ score Bell curve

What is a good IQ score? What is a high IQ score? What is a low IQ score? These are common questions, particularly after someone finds out their score from an IQ test.

There are different types of IQ tests with each having their own scale. Hence two people have an IQ of 120 on different scales might not necessarily have the same intelligence level. However all tests and scales use 100 as the IQ of a person of average intelligence.

History of IQ

Alfred Binet

The first IQ test was developed by French psychologist, Alfred Binet in 1905. His test has provided the base for all modern IQ tests widely used today.

However, the interest of scientists and psychologists in intelligence dates back to thousands of years. Though a number of small studies over intelligence were carried out from time to time, it was in 1859 when concrete experiments and studies over the concept of IQ started after the publishing of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of Species".

Improve your IQ

Improve IQ

The million-dollar question: Can IQ be improved?

Scientifically speaking, yes!

Just a few years back, the IQ of a human being was considered as something that is genetic and cannot be improved upon. However, various researches by eminent scientists and neuropsychologists have proven this myth wrong.

A study at Michigan University led by Swiss postdoctoral fellows Susanne M. Jaeggi and Martin Buschkuehl has revealed..

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