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Religious vs Atheist- Who's smarter?

Researchers Richard Daws and Adam Hampshire from Imperial College London state that even though religious people score lower on overall IQ tests, they do not have general lower intelligence but are comparatively poor on tasks in which reason and intuition are in conflict. Their work suggests that stronger the religious beliefs more pronounced is the impact of intuition on decision making. However, it was also shown that cognitive training, could help religious people maintain their belief but at the same time avoid the interference of intuitive decision making for day-to-day tasks.

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