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Intelligence has been defined in many different ways such as in terms of one's capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving.

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Does the average Ivy League student have an IQ of 145?

Psychology Professor Dr. Jordan B. Peterson gave a talk in March 2017 where he said (in the first minute of the video): If you go back and look at the records at Harvard, for example, in the early ...
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Will koalas eat pre-plucked eucalyptus leaves?

Various sources online (including a frequent copy-pasta disparaging the animal) claim that koalas will not recognize eucalyptus leaves as food if they are cleanly laid out on a table in front of them, ...
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Did almost half of 1000 adults fail a fifth-grade math test?

On several YouTube videos, one being this one, the descriptions of these videos include something like: Recent studies have shown that almost HALF of over 1000 adults tested were unable to pass a ...
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Does Lego increase a child's IQ?

The Sun reports: PLAYING with Lego can make people BRAINIER, bosses claimed yesterday. A study found that those who are experts with the toy building bricks are more agile with their hands and ...
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Does juggling increase gray matter/size of the occipito-temporal cortex?

I have been led to believe by expert testimonies that juggling may lead to an increase in brain depth and size. At the moment I am not able to draw on much evidence. If this is a myth, I would ...
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Was John von Neumann able to recall from memory every book he had ever read?

From Wikipedia's article on Eidetic memory's prevalence According to Herman Goldstine, the mathematician John von Neumann was able to recall from memory every book he had ever read. [15] Refering ...
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Evidence for and against (verbal-IQ-based) Smart Fraction Theory

Currently Smart Fraction Theory is subject of some discussion among the economists. The theory holds that the wealth of the country is heavily impacted by the fraction of the population that has IQ ...
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Do these five football players have exceptionally high IQs?

This article is one of many claiming that these handful of football players have exceptionally high IQs. Most of the football players in the world are evaluated based on physical health, ...
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Is IIT consciousness theory a pseudo science?

Nature writes It [a letter] argues that a prominent theory describing what makes someone or something conscious — called the integrated information theory (IIT) — should be labelled as pseudoscience. ...
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