There is clear evidence that healthy diet and breastfeeding have great effects for an increased IQ. Mothers who breastfeed their babies provide them with essential omega 3 fatty acids, which are not available in baby formula. Also, kids fed plenty of fresh foods including fresh fish have higher IQs than kids fed on processed foods.
The mother’s diet also helps the child’s IQ, especially in the last trimester of pregnancy. If a mother eats a healthy diet rich in omega 3 oils, her infant will gain several IQ points for life. When a mother’s diet is based on processed foods, this actually may reduce her child’s IQ below expected level.
Our brains do no shut off when we are asleep; much of your brain’s work is to process the learning that took place that day. It is said that our dreams are just a reflection of our brains’ work trying to make sense of the information we have been taking but not yet fully interpreted.
Having said that, you can make sense of things and solve problems by sleeping on it, so when you do not sleep properly, you may lose the benefit of your learning experiences. A person needs between seven and nine hours of sleep each night to perform at their cognitive peak every day.
Transactive memory is one particular form of memory that we practice in all relationships; it is a form of memory in which we become expert in a certain type of information. At a party, for example, your spouse may be excellent at remembering someone’s job, but not good at remembering faces and names.
With each being relied upon in their area of talent, couples often work as a team; each partner may struggle without the other. Having good personal relationships and many friends helps give you different perspectives on everything and keep your mind open.