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Study shows teenagers’ IQ scores can improve, or slide

By Gisela Telis
Washington Post / October 21, 2011

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A new study confirms what parents have long suspected: Adolescence can do a number on kids’ brains. Researchers have found that IQ can rise or fall during the teen years and that the brain’s structure reflects this uptick or decline. The result offers the first direct evidence that intelligence can change after early childhood and provides new hope for boosting the brain’s abilities.

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