Improving IQ by Improving the Brain’s Wiring June 10, 2009Posted by Matt Brown in Human Enhancement, Transhumanism.
Tags: Human Enhancement, intelligence
Don’t get your hopes up, they haven’t invented a a smart pill for us yet. Scientists at Utrecht University Medical Center have found that how efficiently your brain is wired may account for a large part of you intelligence. Researchers studied the brains of subjects at rest using MRI and found that connectivity accounted for 30% of the difference between subjects studied, though interestingly enough researchers did not find a link between the total number of connections in the brain and IQ. All this sounds pretty interesting but allow me to rain on your parade by pointing out that the study only contained 19 subjects. Not to say the findings are false but I’d like to see a larger study. Read the full story in the link below.