MRI scan could replace IQ test for measuring human intelligence


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[A] new MRI scanning technique could force us to ditch the test as scientists have achieved a world first in attempting to define and measure human intelligence.

Professor Jianfeng Feng and his team in the Department of Computer Science conducted the groundbreaking research at Warwick University.

The aim of the research was to discover how intellect works in the human brain and thereby inform how Artificial Intelligence (AI) works in the future.


They conclusively found that the more variable a person’s brain is – how frequently you can change neural connections with the other parts of the brain over minutes or seconds – and the more frequently these parts connect with each other, the higher a person’s IQ and creativity.

Not only does this study have implications for technology, it is important in understanding mental health.

The team observed alternative patterns of variability in the brain’s “default network” when patients had schizophrenia, autism or ADHD.

Read full, original post: How Clever Are You Really? Scientists Can Now Accurately Measure Human Intelligence

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