New Zealanders have helped prove new research showing women are smarter than men.Since IQ testing began a century ago, women have been as much as five points behind, leading psychologists to suggest embedded genetic differences.
But that gap has been narrowing in recent years and this year, women have moved ahead, according to James Flynn, a world-renowned authority on IQ tests.
"In the last 100 years the IQ scores of both men and women have risen but women's have risen faster," said Mr Flynn.
"This is a consequence of modernity. The complexity of the modern world is making our brains adapt and raising our IQ."
Flynn's research collated IQ examination results from New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada, Argentina, Estonia and countries in western Europe.
In New Zealand, Estonia and Argenti
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