• City Birds Are Smarter Than Rural Birds

    City Birds Are Smarter Than Rural Birds0

    ‘Street Smart’ finches are generally more intelligent than their rural kin. Living in the city has its advantages, it seems. That is, if you happen to be a bird. A recently-published study, led by Jean-Nicolas Audet of McGill University, looked at the problem-solving skills of bullfinches that lived in an urban environment and compared them

  • Is Intelligence Actually Beneficial To Survival?

    Is Intelligence Actually Beneficial To Survival?0

    Research shows that more intelligent animals might not always be best suited for survival People can display many different types of intelligence, whether it is related to logic, communication, or emotions. Animals also have varying levels and types of intelligence, shown in their behavior. Intelligence is almost universally regarded as a positive trait. Who doesn’t

  • Smarter People Tend To Drink More Alcohol

    Smarter People Tend To Drink More Alcohol0

    Why drinking would attract intelligent people. According to the social scientist John Mayer, from Western Reserve University, people with a higher IQ drink more alcohol than the average person. He published a research article about his findings in the journal Review of General Psychology. The study was conducted on a group of 1500 volunteers (regular drinker and not),

  • Mammals, Machines and Mind Games. Who’s the Smartest?

    Mammals, Machines and Mind Games. Who’s the Smartest?0

    We may not know it, but psychometrics has shaped the way we understand intelligence. We’re all familiar with the idea of an IQ test, and we might know where we stand on the IQ scale – but what about the rest of the animal world? And how smart are machines becoming? At present, it’s hard

  • Study Links IQ to Perception

    Study Links IQ to Perception1

    Do smart people see a different world? In order to think about what we see, we first need to pick out the relevant stimuli. And since there are endless amounts of stimuli coming at us every second of the day, this is actually a big part of the job. It even predicts our IQ, a new study suggests. To

  • Science Proves Connection Racism and Stupidity

    Science Proves Connection Racism and Stupidity0

    If education and common-sense cannot convince you on how stupid racism is, maybe science can do the job for you. Findings taken from numerous research projects strongly indicate that prejudice, racism and intolerance are more likely to be present in individuals with greater cognitive rigidity, less cognitive flexibility and lower integrative complexity. In a recent