I am glad the previous IQ-thread was closed. I guess we all want to be intelligent and maybe that is what triggered the fight.
I hope I do not contribute to any further unpleasantness by posting this thread. I thought about putting the subject in a different position.
Do you think it is possible improve or raise your IQ?
My theory is yes - you can use your mind actively with solving a certain task or a problem. Maybe even such a simple thing as studying an object an later trying to draw it or explain it with as much details you are capable of recalling.
Now this of course touches the case I mentioned earlier about memory not being a part of the intelligence. "IQ is the capacity to aquire and apply knowledge" as was mentioned before. I agree with this - yet it is not directly connected to memory.
it helps if you do things like that (puzzles,...) when you're a kid, but once you grow older your brain itself can't change a lot anymore (if it can at all)
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Yeah, it's best to do things like that at a young age because it's somehow supposed to react differently when your older, but in a better way. I remember reading something about it in Psychology class, but that was awhile back.
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Wait - what is 'knowledge'? Sure, any and everyone can turn to the dictionary and look up a definition, but 'knowledge', as a thing, is an abstract. Like 'love'. You can find a definition, but all that tells you is how to use it in a sentence - it doesn't give you any access to the thing itself.
Western civilization is so obsessed with quantifying things. Apparently, attatching an arbitrary number to something suddenly gives it value outside of what it originally possesses. It creates a rift between the person and the thing, so that 'Knowledge' comes to mean 'something I gain' as opposed to 'something I possess inherently'.
I think you can improve your IQ. I just don't understand why, if the above is true (and I think it is), you'd want to.
Hm.. Well... physical activity is said to heighten your IQ. This is because of the blood circulation through the brain. A better blood circulation through the brain makes you more alert and concious of the surroundings.
And pipking, you are right about the word knowledge. It is very abstract. But also, you need knowledge to "show" your intelligence.
Originally posted by Shazam I heard studies that prove that meditating an hour a day can improve your IQ by 20 points. (I believe it because when you meditate you are in a state of concentration and not distracted by anything)
so how do i meditate?
and also the thing about knowledge i give you guys this!:confused:
Well, one way of meditating is you sit in a quiet room and close your eyes.
Imagine a paperbin or a large crate or something like that on your mental screen.
Then begin to put all your thoughts in it, your problems, your worries, all your thoughts.
When your done, immagine that you put a lid on it and lock it.
Another thing is to just focus on nothingness. Pick a color, black or white, and then focus on it so hard that it's the only thing in your mind.
Well, I've never tried any of those things though it seems like it would work...