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Make Me Smart

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Quirky film in which Michael Mosley sets out to find what intelligence is, and where it comes from. He also tries to boost his brain power in an attempt to pass the Mensa test.

In an unexpectedly quirky and warm film, Michael Mosley sets out to find out what intelligence is, and where it comes from.

A visit to an international Mensa meeting inspires him to want to join the elite club, and with just weeks before his Mensa test, Michael wants to try techniques to boost his brain. UK memory world champion Ben Pridmore agrees to mentor him, and he tries a groundbreaking neurofeedback technique that has helped eye surgeons improve their performance.

In an attempt to understand where intelligence comes from, Michael meets America's most intelligent man, a former bouncer, and attends an institute claiming to teach babies to read.

He participates in an alternative intelligence test, and competes in the world memory championships in Bahrain, but it is the IQ test that really counts; has what he has learned helped him to pass the Mensa test?

40 minutes

Last on

Tue 10 Feb 2009 23:05

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Role Contributor
Presenter Michael Mosley
Director Helen Sage
Producer Helen Sage


  • Tue 10 Feb 2009 22:35
  • Tue 10 Feb 2009 23:05