According to the site powerofpositivity.com, genetic research has found that people get their intelligence from their X gene, the feminine gene.The X chromosome has a thousand gene, and a bunch of them influence cognition according to Dr. Keith Witt
Prior to this findings it was thought that both parents have a roughly equal influence on their child’s intelligence. However, according to this research findings women have a much larger impact on their child’s cognitive abilities than men.
Looking at the X and Y Chromosomes, and Chromosomes in general
– A chromosome is a thread-like structure consisting of nucleic acids and protein. They carry genetic information.
– Every human being carries one pair of chromosomes in each cell.
– Females have two X chromosomes. Maleshave one X and one Y chromosome.
Then the important information about the Conditioned genes. They are in the most basic sense, are those that are gender-specific. As a rule, the genetic properties of conditioned genes are either activated or deactivated depending upon the specific designation and, subsequently, the genetic properties being influenced. Conditioned genes inherently contain a “tagging” system, which is made up of biochemical material. This tagging system allows two important things: (1) tracing to the gene’s point of origin, and (2) determination of an activated or deactivated state within the body. Activated genes will influence genetic development, while deactivated genes will not.
Cognition is thought to be influenced mainly by the X chromosome. Theoretically, women are more likely to influence cognition, as females possess two X chromosomes while men carry just one. Of course, there is much more to the theory than the number of X chromosomes.This is where conditioned genes comes into play. Intelligence is thought to be a highly-conditioned gene ,a conditioned gene that comes directly form the mother.
The idea that mothers have a disproportionate influence on a child’s intelligence is not a new one. In 1984, the University of Cambridge studied both brain development (termed “co-evolution) and genomic conditioning. Cambridge sciences ultimately concluded that maternal genetics contribute more to the thought centers of the brain.
In one particularly noteworthy study, researchers at a governmental agency in Scotland followed a group of 12,686 people aged 14 to 22. Each year, researchers would interview the subjects while observing intellectual development while considering various factors, from education to ethnicity. The scientists conclusively state that the mother’s IQ was found to be the best predictor of intelligence.