Night Owls Are Smarter

Back in 1999, a couple of psychologists at the University of Sydney did a study in which they asked 420 people if they were night owls or early birds, then gave them IQ tests — all to see if Ben Franklin was right, and early to rise did make people wise. (In technical terms, they were assessing the correlation between diurnal preference and intelligence.) The study concluded that “contrary to conventional folk wisdom, evening-types are more likely to have higher intelligence scores.”

From The National Library of Medicine, via Neatorama

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