Humanity is gradually reduced IQ scientists

У человечества постепенно снижается IQ − ученые

Gradually reduced intellectual abilities

Studies have shown that the level of intellectual abilities of people started to drop in 1970.

Norwegian scientists have found that for several decades the results of IQ tests show a decrease in the level of intelligence of the subjects, reports MedicalXpress.

It is noted that the increases in IQ during the first half of the twentieth century has been called the Flynn effect. For an explanation of the phenomenon was put forward many hypotheses. Among the factors that could theoretically affect this phenomenon, called the improving nutrition, health and education.

However, over time this effect has been reversed, and intellectual abilities of people began to fall.

The material for the study was the results of testing the IQ of Norwegians admitted to military service in the years 1970-2009. Scientists used the results of 730 thousand tests.

According to researchers, for the generation of the level of intelligence has decreased by an average of seven points. Part of the drop in IQ may be due to environmental factors and changes in lifestyle of people, scientists believe.

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