IQ: It isn’t a fixed number anymore

Many people are surprised to learn that IQ scores can increase. We were raised to believe that IQ is a fixed number. But brain researchers have discovered that the brain is capable of changing and growing connections between cells. These connections, or synapses, not the cells themselves, increase the brain’s powers by increasing the number of paths for information to take.

More paths mean faster processing. Scientists have used brain imaging technology to prove that efficient learners use more direct routes from point A to B when processing information. How does a brain learn to use the shorter, faster route? With training.

Brain training is different from tutoring, which focuses on a specific academic subject. Tutoring helps when a student falls behind in a particular subject due to illness, injury or school transfer, but it doesn’t increase the brain’s ability to learn in general.

Using intensive, one-on-one training, individuals of all ages can raise IQ scores by improving their cognitive skills set. These skills include auditory processing, visual processing, short and long-term memory, comprehension, logic and reasoning, and attention skills. When those skills are improved, so is a person’s ability to think, reason, and process information.

Testing an individual before training and again after training proves time after time that the training did work—mental skills did improve dramatically. However, sometimes people don’t really care about the numbers because by the time the training program ends, they already have all the proof they need. They see and feel the changes—a happier, more confident person who’s doing better in school, at work, or at play and who is looking at the future with hope.

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