Sharon Begley Stuff Your Brain Summary

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“Buff Your Brain” by Sharon Begley explains how a person’s IQ can change over years. According to the article, by training people with short-term-memory tasks like remembering letters that appear on a screen. In my opinion, just being able to remember some letters on a screen is not an indicator of how “smart” you are. Intelligence has more than one form and people aren’t just stupid or smart, period. Yes, working on short-term-memory can be a useful skill, however just because someone has a hard time remembering things doesn’t make them stupid or even “less intelligent” than those with good memories. Many people have learning disorders that makes it harder for them to remember things; does that make them stupid? Absolutely not. “Neuroscientists

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