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According to research done at Bell Labs, there is no correlation between intelligence and productivity. Based on a wide range of cognitive and social measures, from standard tests for IQ to personality inventories, there’s little meaningful difference in the innate abilities of star performers and average workers. Rather, the real differences turn ...


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First, we should distinguish between "fasting" and "calorie restriction" because they are two quite different fields of study. Fasting is abstaining from food, while calorie restriction simply means consuming less energy-producing food such as carbohydrate and fat. There is some evidence on positive mental functioning on caloric restriction, particularly on ...


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Some years ago I read that one standard deviation in IQ (~15 IQ points) increased productivity by 1.6 times. For the last 5 years I've been trying to find this source and would greatly appreciate a referral to it. While I'm sure attitudes and other "social" factors affect productivity of the more intelligent person, the same can be said for the less ...


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I may have found some weak evidence that they are negatively correlated. IE. intelligent people are maybe less productive if career success is used as a proxy for productivity. First Conscientiousness is negatively correlated with intelligence: Recent studies have also observed that intelligence is negatively correlated with Conscientiousness ...


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Fluid intelligence is tied to biology. It is defined as our "on-the-spot reasoning ability, a skill not basically dependant on our experience." Brain Workshop - a Dual N-Back game Brain Workshop is a free open-source version of the dual n-back brain training exercise. A recent study published in PNAS, an important scientific journal, shows ...


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As a practical suggestion regarding all this talk about calorie restriction and ketosis, I suggest a drinking hot, low sodium chicken or beef broth nearly all day long. As a person who abstains on occasion from solid foods for religious reasons, I find that a steady intake of broth will keep the hunger pains away. And, oddly enough, I do find I'm more ...


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http://brainworkshop.sourceforge.net/ see this website for introduction to Dual N-Back brain training. this software is for the PC, for iphone/ipad, use IQ Boost, which is free also.


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Minus the tape-recorder piece of it, I do something like this frequently. I have a background in photo and film, so I find visualization easier anyway. Mindmapping has always been a good tool because it wasn't so linear as other brainstorming methods. While I'm mindmapping, I am constantly visualizing things. Some are related to the topic at hand, some are ...


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I'm pretty sceptical of any training that aims to increase your fluid intelligence. Practicing intelligence test items may improve your score on intelligence test items, but I doubt it would generalise to other domains. I think you're better off trying to acquire domain specific expertise in whatever domain interests you than trying to change something as ...


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I've never heard it called it by this name. When I was younger and a lot more spiritual, I learned about a program called remote viewing, and was intrigued to literally no end. Supposedly it was the US government's venture into the psychic realm. I'm sure you've seen/heard of the movie "the men who stare at goats." Which is, quite surprisingly, actually a ...


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Ok, so your brain runs on glucose, except when it runs on ketones. In fact, your brain runs slightly better on ketones. Ketones are made in a number of circumstances, but mostly just by fasting. Furthermore, by fasting you are also definitely not eating a lot of carbohydrates. This means that your blood glucose level won't get a chance to wildly fluctuate ...


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Not sure about scientific evidence, but I'm fasting and it's turned out quite efficient. It's not quite starving, and after a few days you get used to it. Have a large meal at the start of the day. It should provide you with enough energy to last until the afternoon. Quite the contrary, you'll find yourself not even thinking about food and be able to ...


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A lot of the brain power comes by repetition. I am a Lumosity user for quite some time and in my opinion it is one of the best. However it's only effective if you keep training your brain on a regular basis. I tried some other apps and stuff, also on my Android, but Lumosity to me is the most fun, motivating and it has some nice graphs & tools for ...



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