Eating certain foods may help boost brainpower, but what about the obverse: Are geniuses predisposed to eat certain foods? Quite possibly, according to one British study that found children with higher IQs were more likely to grow up to be vegetarians. Researchers tested 8,000 10-year-olds for mental ability back in 1970 and then followed up with the subjects 20 years later to ask about their diet. It turned out that the adults who had become vegetarians were more intelligent as kids—about 6 percent smarter, at least as measured by IQ points. The study authors speculate that smarter folks are more likely to think through the consequences of what they eat—both in terms of health and ideology.
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What is the relationship between high IQ and vegetarianism?
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How is mental retardation diagnosed?
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Doctors diagnose mental retardation using a combination of formal testing and observation. During routine medical visits, doctors use simple questionnaires to gauge your child's developmental progress. If your child performs much lower on these questionnaires than other children their age, your doctor may refer him or her for formal testing. Formal testing includes interviews with parents, observation and norm-based tests. Often a team of medical professionals will evaluate a child for mental retardation. Should the child be diagnosed, this team will also be involved in planning therapies and treatments.
What is functional and restorative neurosurgery?
Typically, functional and restorative neurosurgery involves minimally invasive procedures performed through small incisions or openings in the skull, often with the assistance of image guidance and intraoperative navigation systems. Functional and restorative neurosurgery uses cutting-edge technology to restore lost neurological function or prevent further functional declines.
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