Who has the highest IQ?

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asked Oct 12, 2022 in Higher Education (university +) by Nszodfuse (1,940 points)
Who has the highest IQ?

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answered Nov 4, 2022 by Gingervitis (28,080 points)
The person who has the highest IQ is William James Sidis who had twice the IQ score of Albert Einstein with an IQ score of between 250 to 300.

William James Sidis at the age of 11 famously entered Harvard University and became the youngest person to enter Harvard and claimed to be conversant in 25 languages.

Some ways to increase your IQ or a child's IQ are.

    Memory activities.
    Executive control activities.
    Visuospatial reasoning activities.
    Relational skills.
    Musical instruments.
    New languages.
    Frequent reading.
    Continued education.

Some activities that can help increase IQ include.

Sudoku.
Puzzles.
Crosswords.
Chess.
Learn a Musical Instrument.
Start Loving Maths.
Play Strategy Games.

A child's brain is not fully developed until they reach adulthood and reach at least 25 years of age.

The age of 25 years old is when the child's brain is fully developed.

Children's brains develop and continue to develop but get more developed after age 8 to 10 years of age.

The brain continues to mature even after it is done growing.

Though the brain may be done growing in size, it does not finish developing and maturing until the mid- to late 20s.

Intelligence is inherited.

Some people inherit their intelligence from others in their family such as from cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers.

Researchers have previously shown that a person's IQ is highly influenced by genetic factors, and have even identified certain genes that play a role.

They've also shown that performance in school has genetic factors.

Intelligence is highly heritable and predicts important educational, occupational and health outcomes better than any other trait.

Recent genome-wide association studies have successfully identified inherited genome sequence differences that account for 20% of the 50% heritability of intelligence.

General intelligence definitely runs in the family.

Twin studies (on both identical twins and fraternal twins) have found a heritability of IQ between 57% and 73%, and in some cases, even higher.

Interestingly, genetic studies have revealed that a child's IQ score is less affected by intelligence genes than an adult's.

And genetics can explain the wide range of possible IQs too because so many different genes are involved in developing and running a brain.

It is possible, for example, to inherit all the higher IQ genes from each parent and leave the lower IQ ones behind.

Now the child will be brighter than the parent.

Intelligence has been defined in many ways: the capacity for abstraction, logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving.

In order to capture the full range of abilities and talents that people possess, Gardner theorizes that people do not have just an intellectual capacity, but have many kinds of intelligence, including musical, interpersonal, spatial-visual, and linguistic intelligences.

Human intelligence is a mental quality that consists of the abilities to learn from experience, adapt to new situations, understand and handle abstract concepts, and use knowledge to manipulate one's environment.

Intelligent behavior is the capability of using one's knowledge about the world to make decisions in novel situations: people act intelligently if the use what they know to get what they want.

The different types of intelligence include.

    Linguistic. Enjoy writing, reading, telling stories or doing crossword puzzles.
    Logical-Mathematical. Interested in patterns, categories and relationships.
    Bodily-kinesthetic. Process knowledge through bodily sensations.
    Spatial.
    Musical.
    Interpersonal.
    Intrapersonal.

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