The scientific research conducted in the mental improvement field is on going. Some of the academic research can be found below and this is intended for advanced users who are interested in knowing more about the science behind IQ and cognitive increase and what sort of research has been conducted. In any case:
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Increasing Fluid Intelligence Is 100% Possible
Dr Robert Sternberg. Professor of Psychology, Yale, USA.
Findings: Research has shown that testing IQ and intelligence quotient can fluctuate depending on various stimulus. The claim that IQ can't be increased is actually totally baseless, since improvements in fluid intelligence, which is the raw component of IQ, can be grown through working memory.
Full article here.
Endogenous control of waking brain rhythms induces neuroplasticity in humans. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2011
Professor John C. Rothwell. Department of Neurophysiology, Institute of Neurology, University College, London, UK.
Professor John H Gruzelier, President of the Society for Applied Neuroscience. Goldsmiths University, London, UK.
Dr. Tomas Ros. Postdoctoral Fellow. Lawson Research Institute. Western Ontario University, Canada.
Dr Diane Ruge. Research Fellow. Institute of Neurology, University College, London, UK
Findings: It was found through the research of the above academics that brainwave training can create permanent changes in the structure of the brain. Neurofeedback makes the brain more plastic and susceptible to change. This means that the brain can indeed change its structure, meaning IQ increase and enhanced mental ability is 100% possible when the right stimulation is provided.
Full article here.
Improving Fluid Intelligence With Training On Working Memory
Professor John Jonides, Weintraub Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University Of Michigan, USA.
Professor Walter J. Perrig, Professor for Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology, University of Bern, Germany.
Dr Susanne Jaeggi, Research Fellow, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. University of Michigan, USA.
Dr Martin Buschkuehl, Research Fellow, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience, University Of Michigan, USA.
Findings: Improving working memory can improve fluid intelligence, which is the technical name for raw IQ. This means that improving your short term memory, as our techniques teach, can have a significant impact on your overall intelligence.
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Can Nutritional Supplements Help Mentally Retarded Children To Improve IQ?
Dr. Ruth Harrell, Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA
Dr. Ruth Capp, Duke University, University Of Arizona Medical School, USA
Dr. Donald Davis, Clayton Foundation Biochemical Institute, University Of Texas. USA.
Dr Donald Ravitz, University of Yale, USA.
Findings: It was shown that nutritional supplements can help improve mental performance, by fixing any nutritional deficiencies which can impair cognition. This study was geared towards children but the implications are applicable everywhere.
Full article here.
Can We Boost IQ's Of Dull Children? A Late Adoption Study
Dr. Michel Duyme, Neurogenetic Lab, University of Paris, France
Dr. Annick-Camille Dumaret, Loughborough University, UK.
Dr. Stanislaw Tomkiewicz, University Of Paris, France
Findings: It was found that specific exercises could bolster mental performance of children who had low IQ's. This shows that mental exercise can affect IQ
Full article here.
Training, Maturation And Genetic Influences On The Development Of Executive Attention
Professor Bruce McCandliss, Sackler Scholar, Professor of Psychology and Human Development, Cornell University, USA
Professor Michael Posner, Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon
Dr Rosario Rueda, Department Of Psychology, University of Oregon, USA
Dr Mary Rothbart, Sackler Institute For Developmental Psychobiology, Cornell University, USA
Findings: It was found that basic and specific mental training exercises lead to improvements in multiple cognitive areas.
Full article here.
EEG Biofeedback Training For Attention Deficit Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities and Associated Conduct Problems
Dr. Siegfried Othmer, President of the Neurofeedback Division of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, USA.
Dr. Susan Othmer, Clinical Director EEG Institute, California, USA.
Dr Clifford Marks, Clinical Psychologist, USA
Findings: It was found that the average IQ improvement from using specific mental training exercises was 23 IQ points. An optimal and specific hertz frequency of training (as measured by the EEG) was also detected. This means that IQ can indeed be increased with the right stimulus.
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