。 How clever are you?。 How do we measure。 intelligence? Where did。 your i。ntelligence come from? Scientists now believe that our genes stron。gly influence how our brain develops. We inherit our genes from our parents. In other words, we。 inherit our intelligence from our parents. This。 does not mean that we cannot do any。thing to develop ourselves. Each of us must deci。de how to。 use our brains and how to develop our skills.
。 Scientists have s。tudied sets of identical twins. They have found that certain areas of the brain are strongly inf。luenced by our parents, and that these areas influence intelligence. Identical twins have almost identical brains. When they did tests,scientists found that identical twins had very similar scores in tests with numbers, words, shapes。 and memory. This was not true with non-id。entical twins, or brothers an。d sisters; they had great differences in their test scores.
However, our success as adul。ts is not simply a mat。ter of how clever we are. Our ability to work with other peopl。e is also important.。 In addition, our determination, co。nfidence and our courage also pl。ay important parts. We may inh。erit our int。el。ligence from our parents but we must de。cide how。 to live our own。 lives. We cannot。 blame our parents! There is one area where our parents can he。lp us. When we are children, they can provide us with a stimulating environment in which。 to live. This will help to develop our brains and develop our confidence. If parent。s en。courage their chi。ldren to list。en to music, to pla。y a music。al instrument。, to play
with puzzles, to draw pictures and to read books, then the。ir chi。ldren are likely to become more intelli。gent. Remember that when you become a parent!
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