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Is it true that with meditation, intelligence will increase?

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18 hours ago, undeather said:

There is no scientifically proven technique to increase your IQ - this has been studied for 50+ years and so far, noone did it. In fact, if you would find a way,then there is literally a nobel prize and cult like status in the psychology-community waiting for you at the end. Now, some people will tell you they did, but they dont know what they are talking about. "Personal experience" doesnt count here, IQ is a well defined scientifc concept.  

Now please notice that IQ DOES NOT equal Intelligence. 
What meditation will give you is first of all a single focused mind, which will let you use your brain more efficiently. Second to that, there are some other kinds of intellgences that will proportionally increase with your level of conciousness. Meditation definitely sharpened my intuition, which sometimes has much greater influence in my life, than a higher IQ could ever deliver. Other people experience a greater amount of creativity...

IQ matters (in some way) - but there is an argument to be made about the general impact of this concept being way less clear than we think it is 
Nassim Taleb once wrote an interesting article about this topic: https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle-f131c101ba39

Wrong. Meditation rewires the brain to avoid spending energy and resources in stupid overthinking and intrusive thoughts as distractions, also improves the focus.

If we think of IQ as the capacity of problem resolution yes, it increases with meditation. Ive taken brahmi as a nootropic, an the capacity of solving problems in my job which is highly mental increased in a crazy way.

 

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Meditation most definitely has the capacity to increase intelligence.

And about dual n-back... If you take a fixed, evidence-based scientific approach, it can appear to be useless for augmenting intelligence, but with a holistic view and some personal experience with it, it certainly appears to at least potentially have some merit for this purpose.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7683712/

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The benefits of working memory (WM) training have been established in numerous studies, showing that WM training interventions may not only improve WM performance but also task-unrelated cognitive functions.

 

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To increase intelligence you need to be alert, aware, and rooted in reality and not fantasy, or ego-mind delusions. Meditation will quiet the useless overthinking your mind will do, and true insights will come to you when needed.

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It might improve memory of relative facts but maybe not.

What it will do is increase your intuition and creativity, but IQ tests are basically logic puzzles.

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55 minutes ago, Phyllis Wagner said:

It might improve memory of relative facts but maybe not.

What it will do is increase your intuition and creativity, but IQ tests are basically logic puzzles.

If one was dead set on it — very unlikely considering the loving bliss waves of surreal happiness driving you away from mental feats and extremely complex mental computation etc... toward love and service — in the 4th jhana, one can wire their brain in such ways that are pretty much beyond comprehension but still make perfect logical sense, and this seems to be driven by pure divine infinite intelligence (“I” certainly ain’t doing it...).

For instance, just how intelligent do you think you’d have to be to know how you are, out of nothing, creating this screen you’re looking at? It isn’t understood by an apparent finite mind, but that mind can go really, really, incredibly deep into that ocean of infinite intelligence that YOU really are, when the mind gets incredibly still.

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