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How Can I Improve My IQ?

Updated on February 13, 2015

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What is an IQ Test?

An IQ (intelligence quotient) indicates a person's mental abilities relative to others of approximately the same age. Every one of us have hundreds of specific mental abilities and some of these abilities can be measured accurately and are reliable predictors of academic and financial success.

History Of IQ

IQ Testing began in France in 1904, when Psychologist Alfred Binet was commissioned by the french government to find a method to differentiate between children who are intellectually normal and those who were inferior. The purpose was to put the inferior children in to special schools where they would receive more individual attention. This led to the development of the Binet Scale, also known as 'The Simon Binet Scale' in recognition of Theophile Simon's assistance in its development. It was designed to assess individual mental ability. According to Binet the scale was designed with a single purpose in mind, and that was to serve as a guide to identify children in the schools who required special education.

What is an IQ Test?

A IQ test is a series of questions and standardized tests designed to assess a persons intelligence, it is also a predictor of educational achievement or special needs.

What is a IQ Score?

Originally a IQ Test was used to detect people of lower intelligence, and to detect children of lower intelligence in order to place them in special education programmes. The first IQ tests were designed to compare a child's intelligence to what his or her intelligence should be for that child's age. If a Child was significantly smarter than a normal child of their age then they would be given a higher IQ score, and if the child scored lower than expected for a child of their age then they would receive a lower IQ score.

IQ testing is no longer used just for children, but also for adults. There are now IQ tests that will determine an adults true mental potential, and compare their scores to other adults who have taken the same test. So now they compare an adult's objective results to the objective results of other adults, to determine how intelligent each test taker is compared to all the other test takers, instead of comparing them to an age related standard.

Standard IQ Question

Mary's Father has 5 daughters.

Nana, Nene, Nini and Nono.

Who's the 5th Daughter?

What does Your IQ Score Mean?

Severely Challenged
Below Average
Above Average
Extraordinary Genius
Unmeasurable Intelligence
You need an IQ score of 148+ to join Mensa

How Can I Improve My IQ Score?

How can i improve my IQ score?

1. Eat brain power foods such as oily fish and fish oil, fresh fruit and vegetables helps to.

2. Indulge in Music, Psychologists discovered that listening to Mozart appeared to improve nerve signaling in the brain, leading to increased mental ability.

3. Exercise your mind by keeping your brain active on a regular basis, by doing quizzes and puzzles etc.

4. Sleep Well as regular good quality sleep is essential for effective brain function.

5. Think Positively because your brain will listen to the messages you give it and take action. If you are telling yourself you are incapable or tired or even fearful that you will fail the test, then your brain will act accordingly and send out all those signals to your body to perpetuate your state of mind.

Online IQ Test Reviews

I decided to test my own IQ and so began to look for a site in which i could do it for free, but with so many sites coming up in my search i wasn't really sure which one to go for, so i tried the top three and thought i would share my thoughts on the online IQ tests with you.

(IQ This test includes thirty questions, and you must click on the right answer, every question has only one correct answer. The test takes approx half an hour and has questions on number patterns, combination of letters, images, shape diagrams, and number rotations. At the end of the test you have to submit your age, and then are told to send a text message to receive your IQ score, the text message will cost you five pounds.

(free This test has four small parts and you just select the dot next to the correct answer, the questions are mainly unscrambling words, true or false questions, and general maths and literacy questions with the occasional diagram thrown in. At the end of the test you must enter your address and Email, and then an offer pops up and you cant move forward until you have entered your mobile number in the offer box, if you choose to do this then it asks you to text a number for your IQ score, but straight after they did actually email me my IQ score without having to text anyone.

(IQ This test claims to be the most scientifically valid IQ test available on the web today, it was previously only offered to corporations, schools and in certified professional applications. In addition to measuring your general IQ, it also assesses your performance in thirteen different areas of intelligence, revealing your key cognizant strengths and weaknesses.

You will have to click either a true or false button indicate your response, if you average more than twenty seconds to respond to each of the questions then your IQ score will be lower. During the test you must answer thirty-eight statements in thirteen minutes or less, there is a practice test to get you warmed up which consists of three simple questions, and then onto the real IQ test has forty questions all together and once you have answered them all you have to pay $9.99 to receive your certificate along with your IQ score.

I have done a quiz using ten IQ questions above, so you can test your knowledge before the real thing, Good Luck!!!

Albert Einstein


Famous People with a High IQ

There are many famous people with what is considered to be a high IQ. Some of these people have gone on to change the world in some way.

1. Albert Einstein was born in 1871, and went on to win many awards including a Nobel prize in physics in 1921 for his quantum description of light.

Einstein is known to many as a 'Genius' and it is suggested that his IQ would have been 160 or more. He is most famous for his theory of relativity

Einstein's brain is quite different from the normal male brain and it is still available for research today. Three papers have been published on his brain, and they make for some interesting reading.

2. Stephen Hawking is a famous British theoretical physicist, probably one of the most famous scientists of today. Hawking is known for his contributions to general relativity and quantum gravity as well as the Cosmology field. He has a particular interest in 'black holes' and has word extremely hard over the years providing theories for their behaviour.

Like Einstein before him, Hawking has won many awards for his work and in 1979 he won the Albert Einstein medal. His IQ is also suggested to be 160+.

Other People with a high IQ

Garry Kasparov is considered to be the greatest chess player of all time. Garry has a recorded IQ of 190.

Bill Gates the co-founder of Microsoft has a recorded IQ of 160. Another co-founder of Microsoft is Paul Allen who has a reported IQ of 170.

Actor James Woods who has appeared in over 130 film and TV roles has an IQ of 180.

The greatest enemy of

knowledge is not ignorance,

it is the illusion of knowledge.

— Stephen Hawking


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