Finding the IQ G Spot: Intellectual Bull or Bull’s Eye?

The g spot is a term usually applied to the realm of sexual research. But it is also a term related to IQ and the physiology of the brain.

Gee whiz. It’s an intelligence theory, an erogenous zone and a brain hot button all in one — and a term that’s expanding within modern culture.

Let’s take a look at how each of these areas relate to the T. By doing so, we’ll discover that relating concepts is exactly what psychologist and statistician Charles Spearman had in mind when developing his theory of intelligence.

Spearman’s ‘G’ Theory of Intelligence

Charles Spearman, an English psychologist (1863-1945), developed his ‘g’ theory of intelligence — also known as a two-factor theory of intelligence — by focusing on relationships.

Spearman studied the intelligence of 24 children in a village school. In the course of his study, he determined that there is a general factor that is part of all intellectual abilities — the g factor (general intelligence), or what we can refer to in this context as the g spot of IQ.

In fact, some experts claim to have found the precise g spot for intelligence more than a decade ago.

Their study identified one location for general intelligence, but is admittedly up for debate.

IQ g spotSpearman believed that ‘g’ was the aptitude to view relationships between things and to manipulate those relationships to solve problems. Though different kinds of problems require different types of abilities — fixing the sink may invite problem solving skills that are different than writing a comedy television show — all problems require ‘g’, the general factor of intelligence.

This general factor determines performance on all tasks and determines the ability to see relationships and manipulate those relationships and other factors.

Aside from establishing a relationship between Spearman’s theory of intelligence and Grafenberg’s g spot theory, we can also look to a study that links problem-solving skills to this spot in the brain.

A study published in Nature Neurosciences (March, 2003) suggests how differences in the firing of neurons in the brain might translate into differences in the ability to solve problems.

People who showed high scores on Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices (an intelligence test), also showed more activity in specific brain regions while performing an exacting memory task.

The matrices tap what experts term ‘general fluid intelligence’ and correlate highly with scores on IQ tests and other standardized measures of intelligence. The findings suggest variations in test performances were mirrored by differences in brain activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex, a brain region associated with memory, planning and goal-directed ability.

So that’s our understanding of the relationship between the g spot, Spearman’s theory of intelligence and modern findings in neurosciences.