Disease Makes Us Dumb?

Sep 8 2011 @ 10:11am

Does exposure to infectious disease during childhood cause IQ differences? New research:

So far, the evidence suggests that infectious disease is a primary cause of the global variation in human intelligence. Since this is a developmental cause, rather than a genetic one, it’s good news for anyone who is interested in reducing global inequality associated with IQ. If the primary factors were genetic, as some have suggested, IQ would be very difficult to change.