Can You Improve Your IQ ?

Experts argue that children can develop higher IQ depending on their nurturing and diet. Some studies indicate that some babies exposed to higher levels of intellectual simulation show a temporary increase in IQ.

When their IQ was measured post-preschool it was found that this decreased to a more reasonable level. Research indicates that even though IQ in adults can show a temporary increase when exposed to simulation they remain steady over time.

Diet, exercise and other aspects does not seem to have any long term impact on adult IQ. Some researchers have argued that learning new skills or solving puzzles boosts cognitive ability. However, the changes to IQ caused by such changes are not permanent.

Studies have shown that IQ scores are independent of the education that a person acquires. When researchers tracked IQ scores of people at various stages of their life it was found that irrespective of the education levels IQ scores were relative stable. Some people try and practice several sets of IQ tests and are able to perform better in some IQ tests. But the effect of such practice on IQ is not permanent.

Researchers have also tried to figure out whether socio-economic factors have any effect on IQ. When they conducted a study in the U.K. of the various socio-economic groups it was found that economic changes in a person's life create a minimal impact on a person's IQ. Thus a person's earning large amounts of money over a period of time does not increase their IQ.

Same studies also show that various social groups in the U.K. have IQ levels that were independent of their relative social status. Cultural, regional or geographic factors also do not seem to have much effect on a personís IQ.