Information processing speed peaks earliest, around age 18 or 19. Short-term memory is strongest at about age 25, before it begins to drop around age 35. The ability to accurately identify others' emotions hits its peak during the 40s and 50s.
Moreover, can IQ go down with age?
Unfortunately, fluid intelligence tends to decrease with time, starting in either one's 20s or 30s. Average raw IQ scores decrease with age, though the average IQ at older ages stays at 100 because IQ tests are normalized for each age. Crystallized intelligence, however, is stable over time.
Can you improve your intelligence?
Most recently, computerized cognitive training designed to improve attention, working memory, and executive control has shown enormous promise in improving performance, especially in fluid intelligence. Intelligence cannot be increased by taking a pill, but potentially it can be improved.
How can I increase IQ power?
Here are five ways, but it really all boils down to stretching your brain by learning new things:
- Become a renaissance man. Or woman.
- Play the brain game Dual N-Back. Do this 20 minutes a day.
- Do regular high cardio exercise.
- Learn an instrument.
- Buy the book Boost Your IQ by Carolyn Skitt, and play all the games.