Global Brain Institute (“GBI”, “we", “us”), headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, stands as one of the world's prestigious institutions dedicated to the research of the human brain and intelligence. From discoveries about the brain's structure to unraveling the mysteries of human intellect, GBI is at the forefront of science and technology, marrying Finnish research traditions with global insights. Every day, we not only push the boundaries of our understanding of the brain but also seek ways to apply our findings to improve human life and potential. At GBI, we are powered by a network of relentless thinkers, researchers, and academics stationed across different corners of the world, all harmoniously working towards the enrichment of global knowledge.
Our journey began at the end of the 20th century. During three decades of development, GBI understands that understanding the human brain was not just a scientific challenge but a mandate for humanity. This incredible organ, so central to our existence, remained an enigma, a puzzle demanding to be solved.
In the initial years, our focus was on the rudimentary mapping of the brain. Over the decades, as technology evolved, so did our approach. From detailed neurological studies in the 1990s to advanced neuroimaging in the 2000s and 2010s, our legacy is a tapestry of milestones that have helped shape the global understanding of the brain's intricate networks.
Our commitment to this cause has made us a crucible for some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in the field. GBI has been at the forefront of significant advancements in neural diseases, cognitive functionality, and brain-machine interfacing. We've paved the way for treatments, innovations, and technologies that have transformed lives across the globe.
Established in a city known for innovation and research, GBI's roots are deeply entrenched in a tradition of excellence. Our legacy is a property to the groundbreaking discoveries and advancements we've been a part of, which have left an indelible mark on the realms of cognitive science and intelligence studies.
We take on the mission of creating the most accurate and trustworthy free IQ test in the world. The GBI mission has always been allied with a profound commitment: to research, understand, access, and enhance every aspect of human intelligence. We are not content with surface-level exploration. Instead, we delve into deep exploration of the human brain, seeking to unravel the layers of intellect. With the aid of cutting-edge research methodologies and next-generation technological tools, our mission transcends traditional boundaries. We strive to spotlight every nuance of intelligence, be it cognitive, emotional, social, artistic, or even those dimensions yet to be named. In doing so, we hope to pave the way for a future where human potential is not just recognized but celebrated and harnessed in its entirety.
Our short and long term vision is to provide users a transparent, fair, and accurate methodology to assess and score their cognitive abilities (IQ in this case).
We commit to offer the tests ensuring the commitment of transparency, fairness, and accuracy.
As personal intelligence is a sensitive subject, we strive to be transparent about the choices we make in evaluating intelligence. We commit to transparency in every aspects:
Providing open access to all test questions: After every test, we share the metadata from the participant’s items’ answers, including the average IQ of the users who answered the question, the average ratio correct per IQ range and the median time taken to answer the question.
Being open about our scoring method: We aim to make our scoring method as straightforward as reasonably possible, ensuring that everyone understands how to achieve their best results.
Offering free access to test results for non-professional users: We believe everyone should be able to view their test results without payment. Therefore, we never ask individual users to pay to access their test results.
We commit to design and develop a fair testing for everyone by:
Developing a culturally fair test: Our online IQ test comprises questions that utilize straightforward language and minimal academic knowledge to minimize cultural bias. Although creating a 100% unbiased test is impossible, we are committed to making it as equitable as possible.
Offering unlimited testing times: We understand that factors such as performance anxiety, sleep deprivation, or needing more practice can impact test results. By allowing individuals to take the test as many times as they want, we aim to provide everyone the opportunity to achieve their real intelligence score potential.
Providing open access to a wide range of questions: Our question bank covers three main categories: numerical, spatial, and logical fields.This brings a fair chance to everyone to access our question banks.
Our mission is to provide the most accurate online intelligence test in the world by:
Continuously calculating the predictive value of each question for every user, allowing us to estimate a user's intelligence as accurately and efficiently as possible.
Conducting large-scale testing: Our test has been taken by over 2 million users worldwide, resulting in a highly accurate data compilation of individual questions and test results used to determine intelligence scores.
Regularly updating our content: We constantly add new questions and categories while removing questions with lower predictive value, ensuring that our test remains up-to-date and accurate.