Last updateFri, 26 Feb 2021 12pm

How to check if you’re smart

According to Business Insider, experts claim not only do we get wiser with age, but new research suggests that in several ways we may also get smarter.

A good test would be if you have finally figured out how to get in and out of Walmart parking lot.

Otherwise, how do we know? I, for one, have to reset passwords I forgot at least once a month. (Even this one: 12345678.) So, I had questions, considering all the abilities of our brain, from inductive reasoning to verbal memory.

One answer might be: “At almost any given age, most of us are getting better at some things and worse at others.” So said MIT brain and cognitive sciences researcher Joshua Hartshorne.

His chart, based on age and test scores, clears up everything for you.


The chart is also a visual test. Can you find the hidden mouse?

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