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Increase IQ | High IQ Organizations
If you've tried to gain entry to Mensa or another high IQ organization, or would like to, it is important to know that your brain's potential is not fixed and finite. We can improve memory and focus, and increase IQ with targeted brain training. MindSparke customers have reported marked IQ increases - sometimes more than 20 points, not by becoming better IQ test takers, but by becoming more intelligent. (Interested in an IQ increase? Learn more...)
IQ testing began fairly recently, relatively speaking, with Alfred Binet's design of an intelligence test for French schoolchildren in 1904. High IQ organizations had their start in 1946 after the chance meeting of two men on a train. Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Lance Ware (right), a scientist and law student, struck up a conversation about their mutual interest in intelligence measurement through IQ tests. They stayed in contact and soon after determined to start a society for those with high IQ, for which they chose the name Mensa (from the Latin for table, and invoking the Latin for mind "mens" and month "mensis").
Mensa has steadily grown into an international society, open to anyone with an IQ test score in the top 2% of the population. Other organizations for the highly intelligent have sprung up along the way. This section privides information about some of those, like Mensa, that have a prominent profile.
Increase IQ | Mensa
Source Mensa website
Mensa's original aims were, as they remain today, to create a non-political society free from all racial or religious distinctions.
Mensa | Official objectives:
- to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity
- to encourage research in the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence
- to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members
The society welcomes people with an IQ test score in the top two per cent of the population, measured either on an official Mensa IQ test or similar recognized test. Mensa members come from all walks of life, almost every job, profession and age group. The essence of Mensa membership is fun and intellectual stimulation. Local groups often meet on a regular basis.
Mensa IQ test scores that would put you in the top 2% for several tests:
- Cattell III B IQ test - 148
- Culture Fair IQ test - 132
- Ravens Advanced Matrices IQ test - 135
- Ravens Standard Matrices IQ test - 131
- Wechsler Scales IQ test - 132
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Increase IQ | IQ Test Societies | The International High IQ Society
Source The International High IQ Society website:
Urban academies and intellectual salons devoted to the informal pursuit of the arts and sciences flourished throughout Europe and North America during the European Enlightenment. Modern universities and influential research foundations ultimately displaced these communities of amateur scholars, adding a degree of rigor and formality, but subtracting a sense of boundless curiosity, collaboration, and ingenuity. The former spirit of the intellectual salon and the unweildy entrance procedures for other high IQ organizations inspired Nathan Haselbauer (right) to found The International High IQ Society (previously the New York High IQ Society).
The International High IQ Society takes the tolerance, moral engagement, and faith in the free play of ideas of the intellectual salons and applies them to a contemporary setting. It is an egalitarian community full of opportunities for its members to share the life of the mind, unencumbered by the restrictions of physicality.
For membership, the International High IQ Society requires proof of IQ test score in the top 5% of the population.
The Society makes its own IQ tests available online: High IQ Society - Online Tests
(Results available instantly.)
The International High IQ Society website
The International High IQ Society Wikipedia entry
Forbes video feature on Nathan Haselbauer's Smartest Person test
Other High IQ Organizations
Ronald K. Hoeflin (right) deserves special note in any discussion of high IQ tests and societies. Hoeflin has founded several such societies including the Mega society which requires a "1 in a million" IQ score for qualification. According to its website it has twenty-six members.
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IQ Increase | IQ Test Composition
General IQ tests assess various kinds of intelligence; for each of them, though, working memory is important. Many psychologists believe that IQ correlates to working memory or provides just as good a measure of intelligence. To increase IQ then you can increase your working memory.
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In 2008, a study by a team from the Universities of Michigan and Bern1 reported that an intensive period of brain training with the "dual n-back" working memory exercise could significantly increase intelligence. The study demonstrated a fluid IQ test increase for all participants of more than 40% in comparison to a control group who did not train. (The researchers calculated the fluid intelligence increase from the number of correct answers given to a standard set of IQ test questions2.)
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How many scientists does it take to correlate brain power with genetics? Answer: Lots. In the previously stalled scientific inquiry into the relationship between brain functions and genetics the biggest problem had been sample size. But in a highly atypical instance of scientific group-Darwinism over 200 researchers decided to put aside ego and pool research [...]
Stage: 1 Session number: 2 Average n-back: 4.6 I did a pretest at http://www.gigiassessment.com/ scored 117. MindSparke Brain Training Software This post was submitted by Michelle Salois.
Stage: 3 Session number: 96 Average n-back: 6.95 One word: MENSA. Just opened the envelope and still can’t believe it… MindSparke Brain Training Software This post was submitted by Witek.
Stage: 4 Session: 13 Average N: 5.3 An improvement over last time. I find myself having trouble with n=6. Also I need to improve on my last 5 blocks. The tend to lose focus in the last quarter. Its the lost of focus rather than the fatigue that is doing me in. I need to [...]
Stage: 4 Session: 12 Average N: 4.8 Not exactly my best day. I tried to apply different techniques as I my session was going on. I realize the best way to improve is to move on and let the numbers flow through my head instead of being fixated on the numbers. MindSparke Working Memory Training
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