So, I am not the tallest person on earth, but it never occurred to me that could affect how SMART I am. What do y’all think of this gem in YAHOO NEWS today?
Taller people are smarter: study
Fri Aug 25, 5:53 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) – While researchers have long shown that tall people earn more than their shorter counterparts, it’s not only social discrimination that accounts for this inequality — tall people are just smarter than their height-challenged peers, a new study finds.
“As early as age t
hree — before schooling has had a chance to play a role — and throughout childhood, taller children perform significantly better on cognitive tests,” wrote Anne Case and Christina Paxson of Princeton University in a paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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