Early Morning People, Night Owls and Intelligence

Are you an early morning person or a night owl? Did you know that measures of intelligence correlate with which one you are? There is a large body of research literature showing a correlation between chronotype (morningness-eveningness) and intelligence. Here’s a recent one:

EM-NO-Int Study

That’s right. Night owls consistently outperform early morning people on tests of intelligence. Who knew?

Researchers can’t agree on why this is so, but they do agree that the relationship exists.

So, I’m in trouble. I have always done my best work in the morning. Oops.

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