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Brain Imaging Can Predict How Intelligent You are, Washington University in St. Louis Study



8/1/2012 7:49:14 AM

As science has long suspected, overall brain size matters somewhat, accounting for about 6.7 percent of individual variation in intelligence. More recent research has pinpointed the brain’s prefrontal cortex, a region just behind the forehead, as a critical hub for high-level mental processing, with activity levels there predicting another 5 percent of variation in individual intelligence.

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