“Intelligence, from a scientific perspective, is a broad and deep comprehension of our surroundings…” So what really makes us smart? Is it books or good teachers or just the way our brains are hardwired? It takes a little bit of all three, but genetics plays a bigger role in how we learn than we may realize.

The three genes that are linked to intellegince are associated with higher educational achievemnt and see the highest college graduation statistics. Well that’s nice, but what about learning? How well we learn does not necessarily come from good genes, however 50% of variance in educational success is attributed to genetics. Forget what you thought you knew about intellegince; take a look at this infographic presented by BestCollegeReviews to learn more about the science of smart.