With every new century humanity becomes less clever and creative. This conclusion was made by British scientists analyzed the rate of the reaction of people who lived in the Victorian era, and our contemporaries.
According to the study, the rate of general intelligence has been steadily declining. In 1889, the rate of reaction in men was 183 milliseconds to 2000. This figure dropped to 253 milliseconds. The same trend was observed in women – the speed of perception for the fairer sex has fallen from 188 to 261 ms over the same period.