It is an interesting question if it is possible to see if a person is smart or not in a brain scan, although I sure do not hope we will start scanning the brains of pupils before entering school. Still, while differences in intelligence so far have mostly been attributed to differences in specific brain regions. However, this new study suggests that smart people’s brains are also wired differently to those of less intelligent persons. In intelligent persons, certain brain regions are more strongly involved in the flow of information between brain regions, while other brain regions are less engaged.
From the press release:
Understanding the foundations of human thought is fascinating for scientists and laypersons alike. Differences in cognitive abilities — and the resulting differences for example in academic success and professional careers — are attributed to a considerable degree to individual differences in intelligence. A study just published…
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