Does IQ change as people age?

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  • 5 months ago
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    You might want to read the article on the subject from Scientific American linked below, which suggests some types of intelligence do lessen with age, while other types may grow.  Using an IQ test to determine intelligence is already controversial, as any test makes suppositions which are often unproven. 

    The oldest Nobel Prize winner was 96.  Some geniuses have such high IQ's that they can afford to lose a few points and will still be the smartest guy in the room!

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes it could if you have dementia or Alzheimers.

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  • Zirp
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    5 months ago

    Sure. It goes up when you go to school

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  • 5 months ago

    Intelligence quotient has been debunked so many times

    it is (at best) momentary attention span measurement, has nothing to do with intelligence.

    You have bad sleep or too little of it and your IQ score drops like stone, you have big meal and it drops, you get some distracting news and your score drops. IQ score is useless in every imaginable way.

    That being out of the way one's brain cells cease to grow midway through 20s.

    so naturally you will become slower, not necessarily less intelligent as time goes by.

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  • 5 months ago

    doesn't matter stay strong

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  • 5 months ago

    Well I see that happening, some drop in IQ

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I was reading an article before about when humans peak in physicality, intelligence and other stuff. It says we peak at 50's for intelligence but not sure if the article is just bull crap or not.

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