A child inherits his/her intelligence from mother, research says.

The role of parents is very important in the success of children.

Studies say that father or mother pass on their intelligence to children.  This study also says that a large part of children’s intelligence is inherited from their mother.

The claim came from a study that found that children should be thankful to their mothers for their intelligence.

The common belief is that intelligence is inherited from both father and mother to children, but research has shown that specific genes work differently, and that their function depends on from who they got these genes –  the mother or from the father.

The genes that determine intelligence are located on the chromosome X, and because women have 2X chromosomes and males have only one, children are twice as likely to pass on intelligence from mother to child.

Research has shown that on the other hand, the genes of the father’s intelligence become inactive.

Earlier, in a 1994 study by the Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, it interviewed more than 12,000 people aged 14 to 22.

Researchers have found that children’s IQ can be predicted from a mother’s IQ, taking into account their IQ, race, education and socioeconomic status.

Regardless of scientific considerations, it is logically possible to explain that a wise mother raises intelligent children.

Because the mother is the primary caregiver, she builds the child’s personality during the most important brain development.

By the way, 40 to 60 percent of the intelligence is inherited in children, while others depend on other factors.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

4th Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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