Complex memory exercises may help boost IQ scores

04/30/2008 | ScientificAmerican.com

Cognitive training may boost "fluid intelligence" in healthy young adults, and may be applicable to students with learning disabilities or ADHD, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Nearly three dozen students who were trained in a complicated memory task with simultaneous auditory and visual cues increased their IQ scores, challenging the long-held theory that intelligence is an inherent characteristic that can't be modified.

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