Study asks to guess people's IQs by looking at photos
April 1 , 2014
Turns out that it's easier to guess men's intelligence as compared to women's. The reason is probably that people tend to concentrate more on female beauty than their intelligence.
Researchers asked 160 students to rate 80 male and female students by just looking at them. Generally, students who looked more attractive were given a higher IQ but it's surprising to note that students were more able to spot men's correct IQ.
Researchers write that it's not clear as to why higher intelligence was only visible in men's faces but mentioned that our ability to determine people's IQs by only looking at them could be evolutionary.
The study notes that people hold a certain kind of face image in relation to intelligence, which didn't correlate to people's actual IQ.