Intelligence associated with taking more time to solve complex problems

Updated: Jun 3 2023 1:53PM

New Delhi, Jun 3 (PTI) People with higher intelligence were found to take more time to solve difficult problems than those with lower intelligence, in a new study that wanted to understand how the brain's decision-making processes work.

Those with lower intelligence, or those with reduced synchrony between brain areas, were found to "jump to conclusions" when making decisions, rather than waiting until their other brain regions could complete the processing steps needed to solve the problem.

Researchers in the study from Berlin Institute of Health at Charite (BIH) and Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany, performed brain simulations of 650 participants' "personalised brain models", created using data from these people to refine a "general" human brain model. The "general" model was initially constructed using digital data from MRI brain scans as well as mathematical models based on biological processes.