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Intelligence Comes from Mum, Says New Study

Intelligence Comes from Mum, Says New Study

Guess what? The saying ‘Mother know best’ has just been proven. Yep, that’s right ladies you read that correctly.


A new study is claiming that children get their intelligence from their Mum’s, finally squashing the age old tale that men are smarter than women. Yay.

Psychology Spot says that their new study has determined that children are more likely to inherit their intelligence from the maternal DNA, because they now know that intelligence genes are located on Chromosome X.  Robert Lehrke, a scientist used the study to show that because the intelligence gene is found in the X chromosome and us ladies have two of those, compared to f one in our male friends that it is much more likely that our brain power comes from our Mamas.

Included in under the intelligence umbrella, the study says that women are responsible for the development of their child’s cognitive function, thought process and language skills.

In 1984 one of the first study’s into the same question was conducted at the University of Cambridge. The study was analysing the evolution of the brain and the function of the brain. It was concluded back then that the maternal gene contributed the most to the development of the thought centre of the brain.

In 1994 a study in Glasgow, Scotland was led by the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. Once again it was proved that the most reliable predictor of intelligence is mother’s IQ.

So I guess it’s true what they say ‘They got it from their Mama’

Fear not Dads, you play your part too in the development of your child, the very same study gave you guys some positive feedback. The results were clear, the XY chromosome is much stronger that the XX chromosome in the development of physical appearance and attributes. And finally we can put one more thing to bed, it turns out the emotional side of the brain primarily comes from the paternal genes. So I guess those tantrums and emotional outbursts aren’t mum’s fault anymore. Sorry Dads.

Emily Lockley

Emily Lockley is 32, which she thinks is a great age by the way, still young enough to want to have fun and just old enough to not really care about the dramas of your twenties.and not where she thought she would be. In saying that for the most part, she loves where she's at. Great partner, loving family, amazing friends, living in Melbourne..blah blah right?! There is always something else we want, for her that's a baby, but it's just not happening the way she thought it would. Emily is an infertility blogger who writes of her journey through fertility treatment and the longing to become a Mum in a very real, raw and honest way.

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