Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
If you want to increase your intelligence, start considering pursuing a few hobby. Studies find several hobbies that can increase IQ.
The study was conducted by the DIYs.com online creative community. The study, released in early February, studied the effects of various hobbies on a person’s IQ.
Intellectual intelligence or intelligence quotient (IQ) is a general term used to describe the nature of the mind which includes a number of abilities such as reasoning, planning, solving problems, thinking abstractly, understanding ideas, using language, comprehension, and learning.
The IQ score itself is viewed with a test that measures skills such as logic, cognitive reasoning, and problem solving. The average person has an IQ score in the range of 85-112. Those with an IQ score above 130 are considered to have a very high level of intelligence.
The study included 400 participants who pursue their hobbies for six months. Participants were asked to take an IQ test at the start and end of the study.
The result, it was found that several activities such as knitting and learning musical instruments can increase IQ by 10 percent. The scores were obtained by the participants for six months to pursue this hobby.
This increase in IQ does not happen without reason. When someone plays music, certain parts of the brain will be stimulated to use their hands, memorize notes or keys, and listen to music.
Musicians generally do all three things simultaneously. Thus, analytical, creativity, memory, and motor skills are all activated at the same time.
Research conducted by Zurich University found that playing a musical instrument can increase IQ, even for people aged 65 years and over.
Another study conducted by San Francisco State University also found nearly everything. People who pursue creative hobbies such as knitting, gardening, and photography generally perform well in the workplace.
In addition, exercising, reading and practicing meditation were also found to increase IQ by 7 percent.
“This year [2020 hingga awal 2021] so challenging many people physically and mentally. No wonder there is a surge in new hobbies that many people are doing, “said Stefan Gheorghe of DIYs, quoting Yahoo Finance.
Participating in new activities, said Gheorghe, is a practical way to maintain mental health, especially in the midst of a pandemic.
“Without realizing it, activities related to creativity can improve emotional well-being while making us smarter,” added Gheorghe.
Here are 15 studies that were found to increase IQ.
1. Learning a musical instrument or instrument – 9.71 percent, with an average initial IQ test score of 103 to 113 on the final IQ test score
2. Knitting – 9.68 percent, with an initial score of 93 being 102
3.Exercise – 7.37 percent, with an initial score of 95 being 102
4. Read a book – 7.07 percent, with an initial score of 99 being 106
5. Meditation – 6.38 percent, with an initial score of 94 being 100
6. Learning a new language – 5.88 percent, with an initial score of 102 to 108
7. Gardening – 5.10 percent, with an initial score of 98 to 103
8. Playing video games in groups – 4.81 percent, with initial score of 104 to 109
9. Create and edit videos – 4.26 percent, with an initial score of 94 to 98
10. Try a new recipe every week – 4.17 percent, with an initial score of 96 to 100
11. Writing /blogging 4.12 percent, with an initial score of 97 to 101
12. Coloring of pictures – 3.96 percent, with initial score of 101 being 105
13. Write daily notes – 3.26 percent, with initial score of 92 being 95
14. Board game – 2 percent, with an initial score of 100 to 102
15. Sewing – 1.03 percent, with an initial score of 97 to 98