This topic has probably already been done to death but I'm too lazy to seach ats for old threads
Personally I believe IQ Tests are TOTALLY a waste of time, due to the fact that over the years, I have taken numerous tests, out of curiosity,
something to do to kill a few minutes or whatever.
One thing I have noticed is each time I take a test, my supposed IQ increases. This to me indicates learning. Now, if an IQ test is truely an
indication of a persons intelligence, surely, a persons IQ would not be able to increase drastically over time, ie: as the person learns more about
life? (I'm talking about an increase from I think my worst ever score was something like 68 to 120+. The latest test I took I got a score of 137
My memory makes a seive look like an airtight container, yet apparently my intelligence has been increasing over the last couple of years?!?!?
Admittedly I do have moments of brilliance when I think of something really profound that makes people go "awwwwwwww" and solve problems that most
people have been unable to solve, but...from what I've seen, EVERYONE experiences this during at least one point in their lives.
I know your mental capacity can fluctuate due to alchohol, drugs, mental state, tiredness, stress etc, but is it possible for a persons intelligence
to truly momentarily zoom to normally unachievable levels? Can adrenaline or some other chemical momentarily increase your mental capacity & problem
solving abilities thus what we define as intelligence? Could this be related to ADHD-like behaviour (getting REALLY into a specific topic...but
getting bored of it as quickly as the person got into it)? What causes the release of this chemical and where is it stored?
Obviously if adrenaline IS the cause, then there have to be detrimental effects, the same as there are detrimental effects to adrenaline causing
momentary increased speed, reaction times & strenth (overloading. The muscles & organs aren't cut out to work at such a heavy load). What would those
effects be on the human mind? Short circuiting? A faster decline in the dead of brain cells due to overloading?
There's been times where I have actually finished typing a sentence before I've even completed it in my head. Now how is that possible?? When I
really get stuck into programming it happens alot. I can write an entire function before I've completed working it out in my head. It's like my mind
goes on overdrive and things instantanesouly go from my mind to my fingers before my brain has time to comprehend what it's just thought