Become smarter by adopting this one, simple habit

You can raise your IQ by up to 7 points!

Become smarter by adopting this one, simple habit
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Most people think an IQ, the measure of intelligence, is something we are born with. But science has proven that we can change the shape of our brain as we train and develop certain parts of it. This is especially true in children - just think about how much faster they can learn a language than adults, or how quickly they can pick up a new skill like reading, writing or drawing.

However, there's good news for us grown ups too! There's one simple habit that scientists have proven will increase your IQ by up to 7 points. And the best part? It's something pretty simple and also pretty fun!

Click to the next page to discover what it is.... 

Become smarter by adopting this one, simple habit
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Scientists have shown that learning to play a musical instrument increases your IQ. Dedicating regular time to learning an instrument can improve non-musical functions like reading and writing - which is why music therapy can be used to assist dyslexic children, for example.

This simple habit can assist not only children, though, but even adults as old as 65. In fact, the study showed changes in the structure of the brain in 65-year-old adults after only four or five months of playing an instrument for one hour each week. It assisted brain functions such as memory, hearing and motor response. But, somewhat more exciting, it was shown that it could raise your IQ by up to 7 points!

Who knew... perhaps it's time to pursue that childhood dream and start a band, baby!