New research has added weight to the notion that IQ tests do not reflect an individual's intelligence.
For years IQ tests have been accepted as a definitive way to measure a person's intelligence. Consisting of a set of logic-based conundrums, the tests have been used to determine the intellectual capabilities of an individual in a variety of circumstances. But how accurate are these results ? A new study has found that IQ tests fail to take in to account the complex nature of the human intellect.
"The results disprove once and for all the idea that a single measure of intelligence, such as IQ, is enough to capture all of the differences in cognitive ability that we see between people," said Roger Highfield of London's Science Museum.
"The idea that intelligence can be measured by IQ tests alone is a fallacy according to the largest single study into human cognition which found that it comprises of at least three distinct mental traits."
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