Science Update: Lazy People (Like Me) Might Actually Be Geniuses

Doing nothing is so underrated. And, it turns out, could also be a sign that you have a higher IQ. Published in the Journal of Health Psychology, the study corroborates the idea that people with higher intelligence are more likely to be lazy. Researchers at the Florida Gulf Coast University gave their subjects a test to split them into two groups: 30 ‘thinkers’ and 30 ‘non-thinkers’. They then used accelerometers to track their subjects’ activity levels over a period of seven days.What the researchers found was that from Monday to Friday, the thinkers were significantly less active than the non-thinkers. They concluded that “high-NFC (need for cognition) individuals seem more content to 'entertain themselves' mentally, whereas low-NFC individuals quickly experience boredom and experience it more negatively”, as Daily Mail Online reports. Which, in short, means that smart people have fun brains. Oddly, the activity levels for both groups were the same over the weekend. The researchers put this down to the sample population – students – whose activity might simply reflect the behaviour of young adults (eat, sleep, party, repeat).

AskMen- Doing nothing is so underrated. And, it turns out, could also be a sign that you have a higher IQ.
Published in the Journal of Health Psychology, the study corroborates the idea that people with higher intelligence are more likely to be lazy.
Researchers at the Florida Gulf Coast University gave their subjects a test to split them into two groups: 30 ‘thinkers’ and 30 ‘non-thinkers’. They then used accelerometers to track their subjects’ activity levels over a period of seven days.What the researchers found was that from Monday to Friday, the thinkers were significantly less active than the non-thinkers.
They concluded that “high-NFC (need for cognition) individuals seem more content to ‘entertain themselves’ mentally, whereas low-NFC individuals quickly experience boredom and experience it more negatively”, as Daily Mail Online reports. Which, in short, means that smart people have fun brains.
Oddly, the activity levels for both groups were the same over the weekend. The researchers put this down to the sample population – students – whose activity might simply reflect the behaviour of young adults (eat, sleep, party, repeat).

HA, all you people running around being more actively involved in things when in the end of the day, you might be a dumb person. Here I am just laying in bed, waiting for the seasons to change, binge watching the same old Netflix shows, oh and I’m also just an intelligent human. Basically for all you dumb people out there, what the article is saying in a round about way is that in the end I’m smart enough to entertain myself by turning on the TV. All you nitwits out there on a Saturday looking for things to do being all active and stuff are just being some silly old dummies. You know who doesn’t know much of anything? The crazy dude on the corner of Flamingo and 595 constantly out and about panhandling for money. You know who’s a smart motherfucker? Stephen Hawking. That guy is so smart he knows he doesn’t need to find a cure for curing a rare muscle disease. He just sits in his chair in front of his TV trying to quantify the universe and space and shit.

(DISCLAIMER:I don’t actually know if this is what science is telling us)

P.s- The funny part of this is, this “study” was done at FGCU. You think any of those students are for real about the academic research of our human brains? Pretty sure all they do is Dunk City from November through March and April (jk) and once they’re done with their am class they just chill on the beach till the Moon comes and goes.

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