Is Wearing Reading Glasses a Sign of an Exceptional Intelligence?
Anyone wearing glasses? Well, here’s an interesting fact about people who wear reading glasses. According to one research, they are exceptionally intelligent. In fact, the University of Edinburgh conducted a study in which the researchers analyzed genetic data of above 44,480 individuals.
They revealed that people who were more intelligent were about 30% more likely to wear reading glasses than people who scored poorly.
Also, the study associated higher cognitive ability with genes that play a part in better cardiovascular health. It is the most thorough investigation that has happened until now.
The researchers analyzed 148 genomic regions linked to better cognitive function and 58 more that have not been reported. The results of the research are supposed to help understand the declines in cognitive function in older and ill people.
The design of the study does not allow it to reveal why there is a connection between intelligence, cardiovascular health, and poor vision. Dr. Davies who led the analysis explained that this study has revealed numerous genetic differences that contribute to the heritability of thinking skills.
“The discovery of shared genetic effects on health outcomes and brain structure provides a foundation for exploring the mechanisms by which these differences influence thinking skills throughout a lifetime.”
The individuals who took part in the study took many thinking tests that were summarized as a general ability score. None of the people had stroke or dementia, according to genetic testing.