A new study addresses whether religiousity is associated with lower intelligence. Researchers report religious people appear to be predisposed to rely more heavily on intuition when it comes to decision making, over reasoning. They conclude cognitive training could allow religious minded people to maintain their believes without over relying on intuition when making decisions.
Researcher report religious beliefs are likely to be rooted in culture and spurred on by nurture, rather than primitive gut intuition.
According to researchers, testosterone increases a man's tendency to rely in intuition more and makes them less likely to embark on self reflection.