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Creativity And High IQ

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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Bright Minds Create Differently

A study by the MIND Research Network’s Rex Jung, an assistant professor at The University of New Mexico Department of Neurosurgery, shows that high IQ (120 and above, or the top 9%) minds operate differently when forming creative thoughts.

By scanning the brains of 56 college-age students he found that a chemical associated with creativity called N-acetylaspartate, or NAA, works more discretely in the frontal lobe of those with high IQs than it does in those with average IQs.

“It’s a funny kind of finding, and I wish I knew why,” Jung said…

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