Couch Potatoes Rejoice! Laziness is a Sign of High Intelligence!

By: | August 29th, 2016

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Laziness and procrastination are generally considered bad. If you are lazy, you are termed as an unproductive and inefficient person – a couch potato!

Who said there is anything wrong in being lazy?

Next time you’re feeling bad about being lazy, consider this study by researchers from Florida Gulf Coast University.

The study found that people with a high IQ rarely become bored and spend more time lost in their own thought.

The researchers, led by Todd McElroy, gave a psychology test which is about three decades old, to test a group of students from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Based on the test, the researchers identified 30 ‘thinkers’ and 30 ‘non-thinkers’ from the group.

Each selected student was given an ‘actigraphy device’ to wear over seven days. The device helped the researchers to track the students’ movement and their activity levels, and receive a stream of data to analyze.

After seven days, the researchers compiled the data and found the ‘thinkers’ group was much less active than the ‘non-thinkers’ group.

Interestingly, the weekends proved to be the same for both the groups…there was no major difference in their activity levels.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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