RE: I need advice on the best and cheapest devices and methods to

Rob Harris Cen-IT (
Tue, 27 Jul 1999 10:16:25 +0100

> Well, if you are trying to get good IQ tests this might be a good
> approach.
> If you're interested in getting smarter, you may as well rub cod liver oil
> on your nads in my opinion.
Yeah, IQ tests may ONLY make you better at IQ tests. I think this is unlikely. As I mentioned before, IQ tests are designed to work your brain in various respects - those repects which people would generally agree relate to "intelligence". Some if not all of your new skills are going to be of use in some respect to everyday thought. To propose that IQ test training will have no effect upon the mental facets it monitors, is to say that you cannot learn to become more proficient at IQ tests, which you certainly can. Some brain optimisations/enhancements will be made as this proficiency is attained. Do you really think that the IQ test is so irrelevant that the skills it calls upon will NEVER be required in everyday life?

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