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Is there any paper available (perhaps even online) ? There are many problems regarding the measurement of 'intelligence'. In any case, it sounds very interesting so I'd definitely like to read it...In fact, there is a well done study that showed that underwater swimming for an hour or so per day, for several weeks, produced a permanent increase in I.Q.
Originally posted by efattah
There is a famous Japanese inventor, who holds MANY patents, who does all his inventions on the bottom of a swimming pool, with a notepad, holding his breath for 4 minutes each time.
In fact, there is a well done study that showed that underwater swimming for an hour or so per day, for several weeks, produced a permanent increase in I.Q.
Exactly thit is one of my points . Leaving all the problems of psychological tests aside, no one even knows how to define "Intelligence", as octupus already mentioned. (Actually, a lot of numbers based on different constructs can be transformed to "IQ" points. So even the unit iitself doesn't tell which of the constructs was used. Which leads me to the point that the article mentioned has no references whatsoever ). Cumulating a pofile of talents and shortcomings (right word ? not a native speaker, sorry) and taking the average to call it "intelligence" does make just as much sense as saying a person who lost one leg can run well "on average".how can you 'summarise' human intelligence with one number ?!?