IQ Test Labs Monthly
After a rather long break we are back with another issue of
our newsletter and hope that it is as enjoyable as the
previous ones. As always it is packed with latest news,
featured articles, games, puzzles, quizzes and trivia!
Furthermore in this latest issue we have added a section that
covers scientific studies about intelligence and the brain. We
wish you happy reading.
1. Puzzles and
3. In the news
3. Article: Breastfeeding and IQ
4. Quotes and trivia
5. Site of the month: Brains Rule!
6. Word of the month: Palpable
7. Memory tips and games
Puzzles and Teasers
Logic Brain Teaser - Why are 1968 pennies worth more than
Lateral Brain Teaser - If you put a small coin into a an
empty wine bottle and replace the cork, how would you get the
coin out of the bottle without taking out the cork or breaking
Riddle: What is put on a table and cut, but never eaten?
Smart people and financial decisions
Suppose that you were offered $100 today or $150 one year from now,
which would you choose?
This question was presented to a group of 1,000 volunteers by
researchers at the University of Bonn and the Institute for the
Study of Labor. In addition IQ tests were administered to the
The outcome of the experiment showed that higher IQ individuals
preferred to wait a year and receive more money.
2. Understanding the impact of logic and emotion in decision making
We frequently try to use logical arguments and numbers and facts
when making decisions. However our decision making processes are not
as logical as we would expect them to be.
The human brain is capable of processing both emotional and
empirical information. By empirical information we mean that
information which is derived from experience or observation. In most
people emotional reactions prevail because they are usually stronger
than logical reactions.
In the news
Reading method discovered
Scientists have discovered that the method our eyes use to process letters on a page is different than previously believed. Instead
of assimilating one letter at a time our eyes actually lock on to
two different letters simultaneously about half the time. "The
team's results demonstrated that both eyes lock on to the same
letter 53% of the time; for 39% of the time they see different
letters with uncrossed eyes; and for 8% of the time the eyes are
crossing to focus on different letters. A follow-up experiment
with the eye-tracking equipment showed that we only see one clear
image when reading because our brain fuses the different images
from our eyes together."
More smart features and technology are being implemented in luxury
homes and custom houses. "Homeowners can now use the Internet to
remotely operate thermostats. They can make an empty house look
occupied with "smart" lighting, stereos or televisions programmed
to turn on and off at specific times. And they can use security
cameras to keep tabs on the house 24/7." The new technology is
beneficial to the environment and can be used to control and
therefore conserve the voltage traveling to various appliances.
IQ at five foretells earning potential
New research has discovered that children who attend preschool
have better chances at enjoying a prosperous working life. Michael
Keane, professor of economics at the University of Technology,
Sydney, claims that IQ tests can predict academic success and
future earning potential at a very early age. "If you know the
kid's IQ test scores at age five, that is a better predictor than
the parents' IQ or income,". Michael Keane claims that quality
preschooling is more effective than tuition subsidies for
university students and suggests more government funding in this
Breastfeeding and IQ
by: Carrie Lauth
Modern parents want to do everything they can to help their
children's brain development.
Never before have there been so many products and books sold that
claim to help parents stimulate their baby's brain, assist in brain
development, and give baby an intelligence "edge".
Recently, a variety of studies have come to light that tout the
benefits of breastfeeding on brain development and intelligence.
How does breastfeeding benefit the brain?
It comes down to a couple of important things, some of which are
tangible and measurable, and some that are not.
Quotes and trivia
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open. - Thomas Dewar
The intelligent man is one who has
successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to
learn more. - Ed Parker
Each year there are
about 300,000 brain concussions that occur during sports
The cerebellum is only 10% of the
entire volume of the brain, but contains more than half of all of
the neurons in the brain.
Site of the month
Features interactive games that help you to learn
about brain anatomy and brain development.
Word of the month
Capable of being touched or felt. Easily perceptible.
The movie's emotional potential, lying in wait for two hours,
will sneak up on viewers, hitting them with a palpable thud.
-- "Crime tale told with restraint", Dallas Morning News, May 10,
An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of a name or
by combining initial letters or parts of a series of words. For
example DOS is a well know acronym for Disk Operating System.
You may create your own acronyms in order to remember a series of
items, for example IPMAT is an acronym for the stages of cell
Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telephase
Concentration game - Test your memory! Uncover all the blocks by successfully
matching the image pairs. Try and complete it after two minutes,
if you can complete it in a minute let me know!
Puzzles and teaser solutions
1. 1968 pennies are one penny more than 1967
2. Push the cork into the bottle, and shake out the coin.
3. A deck of cards
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