COUCH potatoes who finish all levels of computer games could be geniuses like Professor Stephen Hawking, according to scientists.
Judging by the people I meet online.... Yeaaaah, no.
I'm pretty sure I'm not.
COD/Halo frat bro gamer: "I'll cure cancer tomorrow, right now I'm busy yelling racial slurs at the TV".
Hawkins the guy who takes other unknown scientists theories and claims them as his own? No thanks Daily Star. Regardless some of the people I hear online through my headset (in particular FPS'es) I'm not sure they have one iota of a brain cell between their ears.
You mad bra?
Scientists are people who make mistakes too. I'll give em a pass this time /hug
I might be able to beat Stephen Hawking at video games, but I think he's got me beat in just about every other mental activity on the planet. Also if this was true I feel like I should be a lot better at math. Curse you Calculus!!
What! Oh I gotta tell everyone!.. Sit Down MR SCIENTIST!
I are a genus!
Judging from all the intelligent discussions on N4G I agree >_>
Being a mensa level with an IQ of 168 (somewhat above of Hawking), I can say that means little no nothing. Yes, it means intelligence, but you can be a ''genius'' all you want when you don't apply that intelligente to learn and do something scientific and useful for humanity itself. I did land a great job because of my intelligence, which didn't require previous education for it's area, if I didn't, I would probably live at my parents home still.
Actually, IQ isn't a measure of intelligence (in fact, what constitutes intelligence is still somewhat grey, no pun intended) but rather knowledge. For example, an intelligent person who is uneducated and therefore ignorant of all mathematics would receive a low IQ score. Once this person learns math (and probably quite well due to his intelligence) his IQ would soar.
I wouldn't agree with you. I don't like math, neither am I good at it. I am good at logic, memory and summing up figures quickly, but im lacking in any advanced field of mathemathics because I just find it boring. So I would call me average educated in math. But I excell in IQ tests. I do agree that knowing simple math and therefore the logic of it will help in you IQ tests (IQ can vary - a person can improve it), but I wouldn't say that a master student of math will neccessary have a high IQ. An above average, sure. But not a MENSA level one (in most or all cases). I know alot of people who were great, AWESOME in maths (at least their grades were), but had a lacking in logic which was required in IQ and similiar tests. They just had a too strict mind and couldn't adapt it to solve problems they don't identify with.
"I wouldn't agree with you. I don't like math, neither am I good at it." You don't need to be, it was an example. Standard IQ tests generally include some mathematics and utterly failing in those areas would be a detriment to one's score. That doesn't help anyone with how smart a person is, simply how educated they are. ". I am good at logic, memory and summing up figures quickly" Memory is also not intellect. Memory is our ability to recall facts, to store information; essentially it is what dictates how far and quickly one may progress in their educational endeavors. Rotely regurgitating facts is something a computer can do, even a parrot. Clearly we don't call parrots and computers intelligent. "So I would call me average educated in math." Clearly not in English, however. ;) " I wouldn't say that a master student of math will neccessary have a high IQ." Agreed. It will aid said student, nothing more. " I know alot of people who were great, AWESOME in maths (at least their grades were), but had a lacking in logic which was required in IQ and similiar tests. They just had a too strict mind and couldn't adapt it to solve problems they don't identify with." Like I said, the math thing was merely an example. Extensive knowledge in math will aid one's score but won't be enough to acquire an outstanding score. This is all why intellect is so difficult to define. I find it easier to note what does not constitute intelligence instead, such as memory and education; process of elimination and all.
I won't prolong this discussion as we obviously have different opinions (neither of us is right or wrong), but I thank you for your time. Also, I'm not sure if I got it right, but it seemed that you insulted my English at one point, so I feel obliged to make it clear that I live in Eastern Europe and english is not even close to my native language. As it is, I think I'm pretty adept at it, especially considering I don't even check my spelling and grammar online after writing a comment. Cheers
"I won't prolong this discussion as we obviously have different opinions (neither of us is right or wrong), but I thank you for your time. " Fair enough. "Also, I'm not sure if I got it right, but it seemed that you insulted my English at one point." It was a mild jab, not really an insult. Not my intent to insult you. Farewell.
This summary of the actual study is just stupid as hell. The study wasn't talking about the original classic SMB game. It was talking about possible levels, such as certain user created levels in Super Mario Maker. Some of those levels took people dozens of hours to complete and those people probably are smart as he'll.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.