Has Human Brain Reached Its Full Capacity ?

Is our brain currently at its best? Can’t we improve it further? Well, according to some scientists from the Cambridge University, our intelligence is at its best and people can’t get more cleverer.

The team led by Professor Simon Laughlin gave a reason in the support of this claim which states that people are not able to provide their brain with the right amount of energy and oxygen which is required for the proper development of the brain.

Professor Laughlin stated that,“We have demonstrated that brain must consume energy to function and that these requirements are sufficiently demanding to limit our performance and determine design.”

He further added that,”Such energy demands mean there is a limit to the information we can process.”

It was found that the wiring inside the brain needs vast amount of energy for the proper functioning of brain and if that amount of energy is not provided to the brain, the intelligence of a person can’t be increased.

Ed Bullmore, a team member said that,“High integration of brain networks seems to be associated with high IQ. But you also pay a price for intelligence. Becoming smarter means improving connections between different brain areas but this runs into tight limits on energy, along with space for the wiring,”

What do you think?

Photo Courtesy of Spec-ta-cles
Photo Courtesy of nayarit.gob.mx

Advertisements

Internet Explorer Users Have Low IQ ?

Are you an Internet Explorer user? A recent study claims that IE users have lower IQ than the users who use Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari or Opera. If the claims are true, it is bad news for Microsoft as it has recently launched its Internet Explorer 9.

This study was done by an online psychometric testing company AptiQuant Psychometric Consulting which states that a user’s IQ and intelligence is directly related to the choice of web browser he/she uses.

The company also states that the users who use Internet Explorer or Opera with a Chrome frame have a slightly better IQ than those who only use Microsoft’s web browser.

Findings rave about that qualities of other browsers and claims that Firefox and Chrome users are best as compared to others. This study was done on more than 100,000 people of USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand by taking an online test and their scores were based on Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.

While Chrome and Firefox users can boast about their browsers, IE users can’t even think to do so after this study. One thing that must be noted here is that these claims are only published by this company and are not yet approved by any other organization.

Photo Courtesy of mr.throk
Photo Courtesy of Javier Aroche