What is the difference between intelligence (IQ) and genius (very high level of IQ)?
Everyone knows the famous names in history, men and women who were very intelligent. But what is genius?
There is no one way to define (explain) genius. For example, if someone has an IQ of more than 145, we can say he is a genius.
Genius people are very smart. If you look at the brain of one of the best and brightest (smartest) people, the brain is different than average (normal; ordinary).
Researchers say that every brain does not work the same way. A “smart brain” works in many ways, and men and women with the same IQ may have different networks. There are different networks in the brain that seem to do deductive reasoning, and bigger, stronger and faster networks are successful.
Creativity is the other network. It is slower, and allows for all the processes (ways) to work together. [Deductive reasoning is using the knowledge and information that you have to form opinion about something. Sherlock Holmes, for example, used deductive reasoning to solve difficult problems, no one else could.]
So, creativity is “the secret” of genius, which uses intelligence. These two reasoning processes change slowly, but the ability to find new ideas with creativity is genius.۰ This entry was posted in Reading Intro (S. H. School) by Parviz with ۴ comments