I don’t think it’s fair to use what falsely claim to be IQ tests online as a metric to measure what IQ tests really are. All those tests are simply lying that they measure IQ. A true IQ test needs to be professionally administered and takes many hours to complete and is compared to A LOT of data-- specifically the Global Population.
You set out your thoughts very well. My respect. But there are holes in your arguments. The first one. Yes, I even think that Euler was the greatest scientist in the field of exact sciences of all time. Only Newton made the same contribution, but Euler thought exclusively with visual images, like Tesla or Einstein. He became blind only in old age, because cataracts began to progress in him. And this only strengthened his ability to visualize. The memory of visual thinkers is also very accurate, the same Euler could restore from memory the whole Aeneid. Maybe. this is due to the fact that you messed up. Recovering a song from memory is a type of sound image that has little to do with the phonetic loop that is used for thinking. There was a mistake with reading too. Perhaps you can read it by saying 1200, then explain how this is possible. In general, the reading limit with pronunciation is 500 words per minute. Yes, it’s not a bad speed, but you won’t be able to achieve at least Bill Gates reading speed of at least 770 wpm. About 1000 can no longer be a speech. Yes, I am not saying that everyone needs to abandon internal dialogue in an instant. But to solve really complex issues, good visualization is essential. Not a caveman anymore? The time that has passed since that time is a few seconds for evolution. Visual thinking has developed among scavengers for tens of thousands of years. The phonetic loop, however, arose only because a person had to learn speech, which is impossible without it. But this is still too imperfect a tool to use as the main tool of thinking. Auxiliary - possible. But not the main one. The secret of genius of any scientist we have listed is based on the combination of figurative and abstract thinking. So, to guess before the wireless transmission of current, Nikola Tesla saw how a pipe that fell into the water still emits something similar to smoke rings. I.e. It’s important not just to imagine well. One must be able to find really good associations. Mathematicians do not literally visualize mathematical concepts. They are abstract. But you can visualize these things on simple things, so that to understand the essence of the concept of symmetries, you just have to imagine a rotating table. In strategic games like chess, only visualization is used. To prepare well for a boxing match, the best method is to try to visualize this fight. Not all boxers do just that. But, as practice shows, all the best do it. Yes, but you are right, this is not a reason to abandon verbal thinking completely if it is very inconvenient for a person.
Really? If this is due to the fact that i have messed up then I will be able to read 100-1000 books of 1000+ pages of science everyday if I don’t mess up.
I don’t have any sources for them ‘exclusively’ thinking in visual images but, the issue with this is that this prevents Euler from processing things visually he can only process things with sound. This didn’t stop him though.
I don’t believe so because I actually at some point have managed 1080wpm with speech, software tested. Though this is not related to that number it is also possible to read multiple lines at once with speech, such as by translating the second line into a different language, or using different voices to represent each line.
Overall though, I am not downplaying visual thinking, I still think visually largely.
IQ tests have to be administered under controlled conditions by a trained examiner. Otherwise the results cannot be compared to any other results.
“Our circle of very patient friends included a couple of PhD psychs so with a little guidance and many iterations over the last decade and a bit you have the site you’re reading now”
This is some guy’s hobby. He presents no appropriate credential to show that he knows what he’s doing. The test is not endorsed by any academic institution or association of psychologists involved in psychometrics. It’s amateur rubbish.
Sites like these are essentially clickbait.