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How to know that ‘you are smart’ ?

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The most common measure we use to quantify a person’s intelligence – the
IQ test – has been subject to a whole lot of scrutiny over the past few
years, with research suggesting that a person’s IQ score doesn’t actually mean anything

“There
is no such thing as a single measure of IQ or a measure of general
intelligence,” a team from the University of Ontario in the US concluded in 2012.
“When we looked at the data, the bottom line is [that] the whole
concept of IQ – or of you having a higher IQ than me – is a myth.”

But scientists have come up with a bunch of traits that appear to indicate intelligence, as the Business Insider video above explains.
For example, if you come from a smart family, there’s a good chance
you’re smart too, as studies conducted on identical and fraternal twins
have shown that the way certain areas of their brains were constructed –
particularly those areas associated with language and cognitive skills –
were very similar. This suggests that the make-up of our brains is
influenced heavily on our genes, which we get from our parents.

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And
eldest siblings – guess what? You guys seem to have an intellectual
advantage over the rest of us, but rather than being biological, this
could actually be the psychological effect of being the first-born
child.
Have trouble getting to sleep at night? It’s the worst, but according to the video above,
research has linked this eternal struggle to higher intelligence. And
playing an instrument, taking drugs and drinking alcohol? Yep, all
indications of an intelligent person. Watch above to find out why, while
I stay up late playing a violin, drunk, while preparing some
psychoactive drugs on my nightstand.

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