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Kids With Art Skills Have Brainpower Too

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Researchers conducted a study on 4-year-old children to assess their ability to draw a figure. Those who scored higher on the drawing test—meaning they identified more correct features—showed higher intelligence levels. The small children with higher drawing scores also had higher intelligence levels at age 14. (Keep in mind, this test only shows a correlation, not an indication.)

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. According to a study, drawing ability may be correlated to intelligence. 00:54

  2. A correlation between drawing skill and intelligence was still evident in a test group of children aged 4 when they were 14. 01:33

  3. Drawing ability does not determine intelligence, they are simply correlated. 01:57

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