I call myself Pumpkin Person. I created this blog as a place to discuss ideas about intelligence, the brain and success; subjects I’ve been fascinated with since childhood. I have a parallel interest in horror films which I indulge on my other blog, pumpkinperson.com, although the two subjects overlap so I often recycle the same posts on both blogs. I am fascinated by the extremes of human traits and achievements, especially mental and behavioral ones, and the ways that we measure them. I am especially fascinated by the idea that a trait as complex, multidimensional, and important as intelligence can be measured by a simple test administered in childhood and summed up by a single number like IQ, and to what extent that single number can predict your future. To a certain degree, IQ is destiny.