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Studies Reveal That Children Inherit Their Intelligence from Their Mothers

By Andrew Alpin, 27 July

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge first studied this concept in 1984

It's not a new idea that maternal genes significantly affect how intelligent their children are. In 1984, the University of Cambridge looked at both brain development and genomic conditioning. This was called "co-evolution." Cambridge sciences finally concluded that maternal genes contribute more to the thought centers of the brain.

Researchers at the University of Cambridge first studied this concept in 1984

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Today, results have been found that are similar to the ones from the experiment above

In one important study, scientists from a government agency in Scotland kept track of 12,686 people between the ages of 14 and 22. Researchers would talk to the same people every year and watch how their minds changed while taking into account things like education and ethnicity. Scientists say that the mother's IQ was the best predictor of the child's intelligence.

Today, results have been found that are similar to the ones from the experiment above

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Research into this subject will still continue

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Researchers will definitely keep evaluating and questioning the results of this and other studies about intelligence. As mentioned earlier, some people won't believe scientific research that claims the development of intellect. But if there is one thing that can be said for sure, it is that mothers have a significant effect on how smart their children turn out. It's not just about genes, by a long shot. A child's intellectual growth is directly affected by how well they are fed and cared for, which are mostly the mother's jobs. The special bond between a mother and her child also encourages them to learn about the world and solve problems.

In the end, most genetic experiments were wrong about how important women are to the intellectual development of children. But the results of these and other studies seem to support the idea that most individuals get their intelligence from their moms.

Research into this subject will still continue

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