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How To Become The Smartest Person In The Room

SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 12:  King Felipe VI of Spain during his speech in the Real Maestranza of Seville after the delivers of
SEVILLE, SPAIN - JUNE 12: King Felipe VI of Spain during his speech in the Real Maestranza of Seville after the delivers of The Royal Cavalry Armory University Awards on June 12, 2015 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Niccolo Guasti/Getty Images)

We all like to think we’re smart. But are you as smart as you could be? There’s a debate among some experts about how much general intelligence can be improved, but a growing body of research is finding that some things do help us increase how smart we are.

And that matters, says science writer Dan Hurley, author of Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power. Hurley road-tested a number of "get-smart" theories himself to see if they made a difference.

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