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First off, I want to say that I read several related questions about IQ and fluid intelligence here on Stack Community and I need some further clarifications about domain expertise. A few months ago I took Mensa IQ test from its local representative office in my homeland, I wasn't able to make it to the top 2% and gain membership, however, my official overall score was estimated to be 126. Ever since then, I became obsessed with the idea of improving my IQ. I did a research but as I was reading and reading I came to a conclusion that it is virtually impossible to increase one's score, it is, basically, fixed. People on the forum have mentioned couple of times that, although, IQ is fixed and can't be improved by, say, practicing brain games and logical puzzles, one can improve his/her abilities in certain domain and gain expertise by deliberate practice, which, the way I see it, means it is possible to increase your IQ in a particular area. I want to know if mathematics could be regarded as such area and if it does, what are the most efficient techniques to develop it?

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Psychology.SE. You said you did some research which brought you to the conclusion that IQ score cannot be improved and that it is fixed. What did you read to come to that conclusion? Can you provide some info on what you read and links to your other questions you are referring to? $\endgroup$ – Chris Rogers Aug 7 '19 at 6:32
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    $\begingroup$ Well, the questions I was referring to aren't mine, they have been posted here and their realm is closely related to what I am asking. link and link . $\endgroup$ – Nina Vladimirova Aug 7 '19 at 11:31
  • $\begingroup$ Not to leave a chatty comment, but look up Feynman's IQ and you'll see you have him beat! If there's any validity to his number, it shows you that his passion for science and gift for observation far outweighed anything a test could show. $\endgroup$ – Chuck Sherrington Aug 11 '19 at 1:52

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