Re: [>Htech] hint for a trivial mod to boost IQ (fwd from

From: Martin Striz (
Date: Wed Jul 21 2004 - 08:38:15 MDT

--- Eugen Leitl <> wrote:
> The research does not address why some people have more gray matter in some
> brain areas than other people, although previous research has shown the
> regional distribution of gray matter in humans is highly heritable. Haier and
> his colleagues are currently evaluating the MRI data to see if there are
> gender differences in IQ patterns.

I'm sure they're going to start looking for the loci that account for the
variance. They'll publish a paper humbling suggesting that Gene X accounts for
30% of the variance in grey matter within those regions, the media will report
"smart gene found," and the public will explode into a frenzy of protest and
finger-pointing. This happened with Hamer's "gay gene."

Martin Striz

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