You CAN get smarter

March 8, 2011

A Scientific American blogger wrote about how to maximize your cognitive potential.

First off, research has discovered that intelligence is NOT fixed – you’re not stuck with the IQ you were born with.

Findings:

1. Fluid intelligence is trainable.

2. The training and subsequent gains are dose-dependent—meaning, the more you train, the more you gain.

3. Anyone can increase their cognitive ability, no matter what your starting point is.

4. The effect can be gained by training on tasks that don’t resemble the test questions.

 

Here are the five primary principles for building brainpower:

1. Seek Novelty

2. Challenge Yourself

3. Think Creatively

4. Do Things The Hard Way

5. Network

 

Sounds like fun to me!

Read the full article here.

 

 

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