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GeneralGot the smarts? It looks like it is genetic. PinmemberDalek Dave11-Feb-14 6:32 
Just Published:

Single nucleotide polymorphism in the neuroplastin locus associates with
cortical thickness and intellectual ability in adolescents
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In short, the NPTN gene is shown to be active in more intelligent individuals, leading to greater Cortex and Grey Matter growth.


This is quite controversial, for if it is a measurable and heritable condition then it could be looked for in prospective partners looking for Alphas. And those not making the grade would become Betas, or worse.
Also it has not been measured across racial divides (Yes, I know there is technically no such thing as 'Race' in human beings, sharing as we do a Mitochondrial Eve and an Y-Chromosome Adam.)
If it were found to be less developed in some races it may lead to some very difficult discussions about human development.

I will be controversial here...

It is shown that Oriental Children have a slightly higher IQ when it comes to cognitive learning, maths and memory, but that European Children show higher responses in Problem Solving, Engineering and Language.
(I am presuming they did not measure the Language Ability of Britain).

There are reasons for the Europeans to give this result as it was harder to survive in the Grim North and those best suited for that kind of intelligence would do better, so it was inherited and reinforced.

Why the Chinese and Korean et al are better at maths is a mystery.

Now, non-controversially, if the test were available to see if your partner/children carried the High IQ version of the gene, would you test?
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