A fun reference I found last week is IQ in early adulthood and later risk of death by homicide: cohort study of 1 million men, which demonstrates that among swedish males having intelligence above average reduces the risk of being murdered to 27% of the risk among the lower 11%. Why this is so is a bit unclear, but clearly intelligence is health promoting. It reduces injuries and bad driving too.Just as an aside, high IQ has also been linked to vegetarianism.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sandberg: It's safer to be smart
Neuroscientist Anders Sandberg chimes in on the cognitive enhancement debate and notes that intelligence has its privileges: