• 24/06/2024 08:58

Scientists have named a special trait of people with high IQ: data from a new study

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A new study by scientists has revealed the key to high intelligence, which is ingrained in us from childhood. It turned out to be a fairly simple and familiar action to us.

This information was reported by PsyBlog, reports URA-Inform.  

Children growing up in families where parents talk frequently have higher IQs, according to new research. A study in which 107 children aged 2 to 4 years were provided with miniature audio recorders for three days found that the number of words children heard from adults was positively correlated with their cognitive abilities, affecting their reasoning and numeracy skills.

The study, led by Katrina D'Apiz, found significant daily variations in the amount of language children were exposed to, with some hearing twice as many words on one day compared to another. This variability highlights the dynamic nature of the early childhood environment and its impact on development.

The study also looked at the quality of parental speech. Children who had more varied speech performed better on vocabulary tests, highlighting the benefits of exposing young children to rich and varied speech from an early age.

In addition to cognitive development, the study co-authored by Prof. Sophie von Stumm, studied behavioral results. It noted that parenting styles characterized by positivity and encouragement, where parents respond warmly to questions and support research, are associated with decreased aggression and anxiety in children.

These findings highlight the importance of verbal interaction in children's early development and suggest that more research is needed to fully understand the underlying mechanisms behind this effect.

It highlights the potential for improving cognitive and behavioral outcomes through simple daily interactions, reminding us of the profound impact that common and familiar words have on growth and child education.

Recall that it was previously reported that scientists have discovered a connection between brain size and yawning.

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