Intelligence is genetic or due to environmental factors

Studying intelligence is difficult, in part because it can be described and evaluated in various ways. The capacity to learn from experiences and adjust to evolving situations is part of most meanings of intelligence. The ability to reason, organise, solve problems, think abstractly, and consider complex concepts requires elements of intelligence. Many studies depend on a measure of intelligence called the quotient (IQ) of intelligence.

In order to look for genes that affect intelligence, researchers have performed several studies. Many of these studies, especially looking at adopted children and twins, have focused on similarities and differences in IQ within families. These studies indicate that genetic factors underlie only about less than 40-45% of the difference between individuals in intelligence, rest is all due to the environment in which we are grown up.

A right growth environment contributes to more than 55% of the brain development and right care right from pregnancy days increases these numbers from 55% to 70% along with right physical health. Proper stimulation is necessary for the right growth of intelligence and physical activities. Also, stimulations not only offer an intelligence boost but also offer the right attitude of never losing, motivation, passion, spirituality and much more which guides the way to use your intelligence.

Here is a pattern observed age-wise for neurological development and its influence from the outside world –

The pattern shows the impact a brain of a baby has during their early life.
“Future of a person can be secured, only if they are grown well from the mother’s womb. Rapid neurological development happens from the mother’s womb to 36 months and an efficient environment can ensure a better future”
Dr Jaideep Sharma, AIIMS, 30+ Years of experience.

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