“…the beneficial effects of interventions to raise intelligence in young children fade over time…the positive effects on intelligence actually diminish after a particular intervention ends.”

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“It shows that intelligence is reactionary. While providing interventions will raise intelligence, once they’re over, intelligence reacts by adapting to the new, lesser demands.“If you take kids and put them in a Head Start program, for example, then they’ll be smarter and their academic achievement will be better…But when you take that away and put them back in with everybody else, they’re going to adapt to that new system. It doesn’t work in any permanent sort of way.”

“a critical assumption long held — that increases to intelligence are permanent — be questioned and rejected.”

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