What many claim is that we’re born with a certain IQ, this for our brains to effectively process information, to understand and be logical. That we inherit these traits from our parents or hereditary generations above us, this to make us who we are today.
When the measurement of IQ or Intelligence Quotient was originally formulated, the intention was that the testing would be completely bias free and independent. One’s intelligence was believed to be a fixed trait, and wasn’t influenced by the environment.
But ever since, there’s been debate whether ones intelligence is hereditary and stationary, or a victim of the environmental circumstances.
Are we stuck with the brain power that we’re born with, or can it be increased somehow. This has been questioned and punted around, analyzed to considerable argument by cognition experts.
Hereditary Or Environmental
A child who’s born poor, with parents having difficulty meeting the amenities of life, or are raised in a home where English was the second language, exposed to an environment of violence and dysfunction, may appear to be at a disadvantage.
This child, was raised radically different from their schoolmate who was born into privilege. A child growing up in a well structured home, getting the best private tutoring, while being surrounded in an environment conducive to learning, appears to have an edge.
The Use Of IQ
Does this affect the IQ of either child. Some have their suspicions. Practically, what’s believed more important is how one uses the intelligence that they were born with.
Similar to any other mental function which is dependent on the use of the brain, one’s intelligence is exposed in specific situations.
Every decision that’s made is subjected to the information that’s known, including the stress level, emotional state, and the immediate environmental conditions.
Once a decision needs to be made, this state is known as functional IQ, this once the mind becomes activated into motion.
To Sharpen Intelligence
Regardless of what you believe or been told what your IQ level is, it’s thought that there are definite ways to sharpen it, while it may be difficult to increase it.
Begin by focusing on the meaningfulness of your brain, this since you are its owner and should be in complete control. Similar to your car, a finely tuned brain works better than one that’s out of sync.
What your brain needs is to be completely rested from a good nights sleep. The focus should be on doing one task at a time, this because multitasking although it’s possible, decreases the ability to perform individual tasks well.
Detriments To The Brain
Detriments which temporarily blunts the brain includes tobacco smoking, excessive alcohol, vices, or a fatty diet which damages the cellular circulatory system, which over time impairs proper brain function.
What’s highly recommended is a quiet workplace environment that’s free from as many distractions as possible, which is virtually impossible to achieve in this modern day.
What needs to be attended and hopefully avoided are these known detriments which affects the mind. There’s also the correlation on how the thinking mind and the logical brain are interrelated.
What’s known is that every cell in the body is chemically connected to each other, which is tied to a person’s mood, their state of mindfulness, and stress levels.
The Brain Network
What we all have is a communication system which bridges and sends messages to the outer membrane of each and every cell, and the headquarter for this messaging system is the brain.
What it does is receives mixed input from the mind, which then translates into output. This process functions the best when one is free from depression, anxiousness, fatigue, substance abuse, malnourishment, or being highly medicated.
At any time, the mind can be involved in a few of these detriments however, so they need to be eliminated somehow, this for the brain to become more efficient.
Improving Functional Intelligence
Functional IQ depends on how much attention you give it. Mindfully focusing while remaining relaxed is a learned behavior. Meditation can be effective for relaxation, such as sitting quietly and still in a room.
Avoiding fatigue at work becomes essential, which involves getting away from your desk once an hour and walking around. It’s found that to increase the highest state of intelligence for that day, what’s needed is sharpened focus and expanded awareness.
Becoming More Mindful
Once you make a decision, it’s usually drawn from the most shallow part of your mind, which is reacting on impulse, being influenced by others, or by becoming distracted.
What’s recommended is that the brain consciously analyzes these decisions, this by filtering them arbitrarily, which is a more self-reliant, stable, and a better source of logical wisdom.
It’s been proven that those who are older, generally scores higher on tests which requires accumulated experiences along with wisdom, than those who are younger, or those who are more intellectually nimble.
But what you can have is the best of both worlds, this by expanding your mindfulness. The best way to develop this is by adequate rest, meditation, self-reflection, and exercise.
Be Aware Of What You Have
Constricting ones awareness is prey to all the detriments one has, while expanded awareness protects you from them.
What this does is it makes you more self-aware, leading to better functioning that’s creative, intuitive, insightful, and constantly growing.
What we think is that to reach these enlightened states, they’re somewhat too mystical or reserved for a dedicated tribe of saints and sages.
But it’s more simpler than that. Enlightenment is just the highest attainment when it comes to functional IQ, which anyone who wants to can achieve, this if you’re willing.