NaturallyMoi.com Staff Writer
Both men and women believe that they are smarter than the other, but new research has come up with evidence that proves that one is actually more intelligent. World-renowned IQ testing expert James Flynn has just put out new research that shows that women might be the victors in this battle.
Flynn’s data comes from the United States, Canada, Western European countries and a few other countries. The study found that women are scoring higher than men on IQ tests. This is the first time results like this have emerged in the last century of testing. Traditionally, women were around five points behind men, leading some scientists to claim that men were just naturally smarter than women. Men’s and women’s scores have improved in the last few decades, but the increase in scores by women is much more impressive.
Flynn thinks that the strain that multi-tasking puts on women’s brains has helped them to raise their scores. Do you ever notice how women can have two conversations at once, or keep up with multiple things occurring at the same time? Scientists are saying that this might be the tipping point that leads to higher IQ scores.
Flynn’s second theory is that women have a higher potential for intelligence than men, and that potential is becoming more noticeable as they step outside of the home to compete in arenas that better challenge their minds. In the United States, for example, women now outnumber men in the workforce. Flynn believes that more research needs to be done to better understand his results.