Thank your parents if you’re smart: Up to 80% of a child’s intelligence is inherited.

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It’s all in the genes: A new study shows child’s intelligence is passed down from the parents.

Intelligent men owe their brains to their mothers, according to research published.

So What’s The Mystery Behind It !

Growing evidence shows that several genes which determine intelligence appear to be located on the X chromosome, the one men inherit from their mothers .Any mutation on the X chromosome has more effect on a man than a woman because a woman inherits X chromosomes from both her parents, which tends to dilute the gene’s impact.

But a man only has one X chromosome inherited from his mother, which is paired with the smaller Y chromosomes from his father.

Therefore, an intelligence-enhancing X gene has more of a chance of becoming the predominant gene, determining the man’s basic intelligence, looks and character.

It also works the other way; if the predominate gene is not as strong as it should be, the man is more likely to suffer mental retardation.

The study, said: “If the gene is the one that increases intelligence then its full effect will be seen in men, while in women the benefit is less pronounced. This explains why some men are extraordinarily intelligent.”

Study concludes that if a man wants smart sons his best bet is to marry a smart woman.

This Sounds Interesting I Guess… So Hustle up & Find Damn Brainy Brilliant Repo Lady, of course for you not for ME… Though that would be Nice. 😉

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12 thoughts on “Thank your parents if you’re smart: Up to 80% of a child’s intelligence is inherited.

  1. Dawn 10/11/2013 / 5:32 PM

    Beautiful… TY

  2. james robertson 07/10/2014 / 1:56 PM

    can you please provide me a link to the study that supposedly said this?

  3. Peter Kramer 07/06/2015 / 1:14 PM

    If there were a critical “predominant” X gene that was important to intelligence, there would probably be much less variation at that locus rendering that gene not as predominant since variation at that locus would have serious consequences.

  4. Man of Sin 23/10/2015 / 4:52 AM

    It’s 20-40% for children. 80% for late adulthood.

    • gcaee 11/01/2016 / 5:33 AM

      But why it increases after becoming an adult?

  5. Harri Karri 25/01/2016 / 1:09 AM

    Those who study gifted children have for a long time said that the pattern with the gifted is they have an exceptional mother and an average or even sub average father.

  6. Heldert Martha Thelot 07/02/2016 / 7:42 PM

    Thanks so MUCH for THIS information. I always tell MY kids their SMART because of ME. I JUST felt that naturally because I’m much smarter than their dad (HONESTLY). And well I wanted to check out my theory, scientifically. I’m SUPER stoked RIGHT NOW HAHAHA so VERY happy. I was RIGHT ALL along LOL.

  7. deni 09/09/2016 / 11:16 AM

    yes i ike this, but i think smart dominate by mother comparison father

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