Battle of The Brains

Can you think of 100 different uses for a sock? How would you cope with glasses that turn everything upside down? What’s your emotional intelligence? Can you create a work of art in ten minutes?

Horizon takes seven people who are some of the highest flyers in their field – a musical prodigy, a quantum physicist, an artist, a dramatist, an RAF fighter pilot, a chess grandmaster and a Wall Street trader. Each is put through a series of tests to discover who is the most intelligent?

The principle way that we measure intelligence, the IQ test, remains popular and convenient. Yet most psychologists agree that it only tells half the story… at most. Where they disagree is how to measure intelligence, for the simple reason that the experts still don’t know exactly what it is.

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  • Darwin is a fraud. 🙂

  • Bloke

    Got a few mins into this and was shocked at Horizon saying a woman who was in school until she was 13 has never taken an exam! yeah I really believe that, not one single exam in eight years of education yeah ok lmao

    • John Johns

      Yup, I had my first exam in year 9 when I was 15, and that was just a mock. In Australia there are many schools that don’t start exams until years 11 and 12

  • cstar4004

    Blocked by BBC on copyright grounds. As of August, 2016