By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

7 Simple Tricks That Will Make You A LOT Smarter. #2 Makes A Ton Of Sense.

#5. Make eye contact.

Loyola Marymount University psychology professor Nora A. Murphy did a case study that observed people interacting with one another in taped interviews. The interviewers then identified the subjects they believed to have higher IQ levels, based on eye contact and conversation skills alone. Pro-tip: Don't mistake steady eye contact for a deep, longing gaze - otherwise, things might go from intellectual to downright uncomfortable.

#6. Use your middle initial.

According to a recent study by two European psychologists, having a middle initial means that other people automatically believe you have higher intellectual ability. This may explain your feelings about Samuel L. Jackson.

#7. Stay up late.

It might seem counterintuitive, because late-nighters are often associated with revelry and partying. However, a 2009 study showed that people who went to bed later are actually more intelligent than those who don't. That's right - you now have an excuse for that 2 a.m. pizza & brainstorming session.

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