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Schooling Boosts IQ, Study Suggests

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0  Updated at 12:22 pm, December 27th, 2011 By: ABC Digital

Hemera/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) — The more time you spend in school the smarter you get, according to a Norwegian study.

Researchers at the University of Oslo found that people who had more years of education under their belts had higher IQs. Scientists calculated a nearly four-point increase in IQ for every extra year of schooling — suggesting that education, not just genetics, can have an impact on intelligence.

Researchers got their results by reviewing the records of men who had reached the age of 30 several years after their extra education, suggesting that the effect is long-lasting.

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