Confirmed!: The Intelligence Of Kids Came From Their Mothers!

Parents can stop arguing now where their child inherited their intelligence because a recent study shows that mothers give intelligence genes to their child.

In a research featured on Psychology Spot, a blog run by psychologist Jennifer Delgado Suárez, people are born with conditioned genes that work differently depending on if they are from their mother or father but when it comes to intelligence, it is most likely coming from the mother.

How is that? Intelligence genes are located in chromosome X and since women carry two, it means children are twice as likely to inherit their intelligence from their mom.

Even if dad passes some of his intelligence genes to his child, chances are there are would be little or no impact on their brain since these intelligence genes only come from mothers.


If that same gene is inherited from the father, it is deactivated, reports from Psychology Spot show.

Back in 1994, Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in US shows a study about children’s IQ where they interviewed 12, 686 people between ages 14 and 22 and it shows the best predictor of intelligence is the IQ of their mothers.