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Overdose Edition #3: The Flynn Effect: Smarter by the Decade

July 13, 2016

Apologies for the ultra-brief post, but we wanted to get this Overdose Edition up quickly…

The Flynn Effect is a strange-but-true revelation.  Over the course of the 20th century — and apparently continuing still — “average” people in countries around the world, as measured by standardized IQ tests, are getting smarter and smarter and smarter. 

Dr. Roger Staff explains his findings from research into the cognitive health of the population of the city of Aberdeen over seven decades (and counting!).  In addition, we’ll learn the suspected reasons behind the generalized growth in smartness — and what we can expect for the continuation of the trend.

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