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Children's IQ

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 14, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 19:41

Guest: John Protzko, PhD, Postdoctoral Research and the University of California, Santa Barbara  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is reading “Quantum Physics for Babies” to his month-old daughter Max. He posted on Facebook about it, of course. And that’s a real book for kids, explaining quantum physics in simple pictures. Reading to babies is a thing among parents eager to boost the IQ of their little ones. There’s evidence it works. But researchers have also long wondered about a phenomenon called the “fadeout effect,” where a child can experience a temporary boost in IQ that fades away over time.