Faster intelligence growth rate among students in Taiwan

E6-Holistic-Improv-Intellectual-PerfIn Taiwan 362 secondary school students were randomly divided into 4 groups, a TM group and 3 control groups. The 3 control groups included: 1) a resting group, 2) a group practicing contemplation meditation, and 3) a group which received no specific attention. After 6 to 12 months the TM group showed a significant improvement in 5 different scales of intellectual capability, including two scales of intelligence, “practical intelligence” p=.00009 and “fluid intelligence” p=.001 as compared to the 3 control groups.  The TM students also showed a significant decrease in stress as compared to the control group.Ref.Intelligence 29: 419–440, 2001