Canadian Researchers Cast Doubt on IQ’s Validity

Canadian Researchers Cast Doubt on IQ’s Validity

While so much is being said about IQ level of people, it has been recently claimed that it's not the right criteria to analyze brain power. It has been claimed by Canadian researchers From Western University that IQ alone cannot judge one's mental and cognitive ability. There are many other factors which must be counted before judging.

"We expected a few hundred responses, but thousands and thousands of people took part, including people of all ages, culture and creeds from every corner of the world", said Adrian M. Owen, the project's senior investigator, while sharing how they conducted online intelligence survey. It was further told that the survey included 12 cognitive tests, on the lines of memory, reasoning, attention and planning abilities.

All the participants were also checked on their backgrounds and lifestyle habits before making conclusion. The results underline how factors like short-term memory, reasoning and verbal ability, were crucial enough for performing in the tests. Apart from the same, it has also been confirmed that brains of a select group of participants were examined through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

The research has been published today in the journal Neuron. It is expected that extended research is done on the same to surface other factors which help in judging a person's real strength.


FrenchTribune Specials

Austin tech leaders unveil ‘RideAustin’ non-profit ride-hailing service

In an announcement made on Monday, tech leaders in Austin unveiled a non-profit car-for-hire service -- called RideAustin -- backed by local donations. The new service is an alternative created by Austin-based engineers to Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services which have been ousted from the city after a contentious regulation scuffle.

The...

Most Popular

Google likely to focus on VR and AI at I/O conference this week

At Google's 2016 I/O developer conference scheduled to...

Twitter may stop counting photos and links towards its 140-character limit

According to a Bloomberg report published on Monday,...

Danish researchers face criticism for publishing OkCupid users’ data

A team of Danish researchers triggered a controversy...

Mark Zuckerberg will meet with top conservative media figureheads this week

In an evident effort to address Facebook's alleged...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: