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It seems our book GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ  is polarizing readers if the early reviews are anything to go by. Reviewers either love it or hate it. Despite this, it remains a regular fixture in Amazon’s bestseller lists.

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Genius Intelligence asks readers to ponder whether there are faster and easier ways to learn and study than the modi operandi currently being taught in mainstream education systems.

That was always going to rankle with academics and graduates of the mainstream education system. After all, who wants to spend years studying at school and uni. and then put that hard-earned knowledge to work in the community only to be told there may be better, faster, easier and more effective ways to develop the human mind? Especially when the advice is coming from a couple of reprobates like ourselves (the authors) who not only don’t have any academic qualifications to speak of, but barely completed high school!

Despite that, the book is resonating with many readers.

Among the discoveries we share within its pages are brain waves common to geniuses and the various ways to induce those brain waves; mental techniques the world’s elite and A-List celebrities are quietly using to help them process information while they’re asleep or in virtual worlds; chemical substances students and academics the world over employ to kick-start the brain into overdrive; and cutting-edge technologies business tycoons and professional athletes employ to gain a cerebral edge over their competitors.

Drawing on the latest findings in neuroscience, Genius Intelligence lists dozens of practical methods to increase IQ and speed-learn any subject.


One of the latest reviews of Genius Intelligence  on Amazon addresses the academic viewpoint, the criticism and a few other factors as well. Here’s the review in full:


Genius Overview ★★★★★  Review by Edward M. Drobinski

This is a comprehensive overview of the many possible factors which have culminated in what we call genius intelligence.

If, like me, you are a novice in this subject, this is the best place I know of to start your exploration. Yes, if and when your focus becomes more microscoped, there are other very PhD-candidate-type books which will provide more detail into scientifically sanctioned studies, and hopefully you will not be the recipient of another equivocal paper, already superseded by “new” methodology. But, whatever your choice of paths this has to be the starting point.

On a very small level this book has been criticized by competitors and their entourage. The wisdom of the general public has found them in an overwhelming decision of no use. This book is, as customary for the Morcans works, extremely well-written, clear and beyond any reproach possible from a skilled, mainstream critic.

Barring all that crap; it will make you laugh and wonder.


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Our new release Kindle ebook GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ  now occupies the No.1 ranking in its category on AmazonUK and has been a regular visitor to the bestseller lists on

Written by James and Lance Morcan, with foreword by leading scientist Dr. Takaaki Musha, Genius Intelligence draws on the latest findings in neuroscience and lists dozens of practical methods to increase IQ and speed-learn any subject.

Dr. Musha describes Genius Intelligence as “A much needed book for those who sense there are faster and easier ways to learn.”


And here’s what Amazon reviewers are saying about the book:


Genius Intelligence challenges the myth that geniuses are born not developed. –Sheri Wilkinson.


Highly recommended for those looking to gain a creative edge. -J.


This is an important work of high merit.” –J. Rogers Barrow


This is not a dull, erudite work, but a fascinating journey of discovery. -Cyrano1db


This is the best outline of intelligence increase tools I have read. –Thomas A. Sturgeon


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There’s a theory that playing chess from a young age develops certain parts of a child’s brain develop quicker than normal, especially areas relating to strategy. We explore this in our new release book GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ.

Children playing chess; London Chess Classic: the chess set come to Britain

English primary school children play chess. 

In our international thriller series The Orphan Trilogy, our fititious orphans play rapid-fire matches known as Lightning Chess in which entire games are completed in 10 minutes or less. Playing Lightning Chess and multiple games (of chess) simultaneously relates to thinking so fast that the conscious mind must yield to the superior subconscious — another intelligence-enhancing technique.

It has been recognized by many observers that chess players often have very high IQ’s and seem to exhibit many of the telltale signs of genius.

What does it do to a child’s brain to play chess from a young age?

Nobody knows for sure and test results remain inconclusive to date. No doubt it is a difficult thing to study precisely given it requires studying young chess players over years if not decades.

Experimental results, however, have been collected from the likes of the Grandmaster Eugene Torre Chess Institute, in the Philippines, and the United States Chess Federation as well as other chess schools around the world. All these bodies agree that playing the board game increases intellect in young people.

Plus a few small studies have also shown that chess players develop better memories, verbal skills, mathematical abilities as well as healthier problem-solving skills and imaginations than the average person.

For example, a 1995 research study on chess and students was conducted by American cardiologist Dr. Robert Ferguson. It showed that chess improves a child’s critical thinking skills. Ferguson’s subjects, who were all school students aged between 11 and 14, improved their test results by 17% on average after becoming proficient chess players.

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Chess champ Bobby Fischer started playing at age six.

An article that appears on the neuroscience and brain health website Examined Existence provides further insights into the potential link between chess and high intelligence.

Headlined Does Playing Chess Make You Smarter?, the report boldly states that chess definitely improves IQ.

The article states, “According to a study conducted in Venezuela, results have shown that children who took chess classes for 4½ months have increased their IQ points. This conclusion is also backed up by a 2003 study of Murray Thompson, a Ph.D. Education student at the Flinders University in Australia. In his research, participants who played chess also demonstrated improved IQ levels. Thompson ascribes this to the concentration and logical thinking a chess game calls for.”

The Examined Existence article also mentions that chess can improve mental abilities in adults as well, including the elderly. “Chess has proven to be highly effective in protecting the elderly from neuro-degenerative conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.”


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There’s a belief held by some that certain drugs might be able to enhance the activities of superluminal (faster-than-light) particles in the microtubules within the brain and, if so, could greatly improve the mental capabilities of we humans.


We address this and the possibility that the mysterious superluminal particles (inside the brain) may be related to genius intelligence in our new release bestseller GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ.

An excerpt from the book follows:

Some believe there is already a real-world equivalent of the brain-improving drug Bradley Cooper’s character took in the 2011 Hollywood movie Limitless. The film’s plot is about a guy of average intelligence becoming a genius and polymath overnight simply by taking a nootropic, or what’s more commonly termed a smart drug.

Cooper and DeNiro in ‘Limitless’.

Nootropics are drugs that improve various aspects of brain functions, including concentration, memory and alertness.

Officially at least, no Limitless-style drug exists and no consumers of nootropics are becoming geniuses overnight as they did in that film.

There are rumors, however, that smart drugs of the potency depicted in Limitless were formulated by chemists decades ago, but have been suppressed from the masses.

According to this conspiracy theory, classified nootropics are used by the likes of the CIA and various splinter groups of the global elite to turn spies and key political figures into extremely high IQ individuals. Sounds a bit far-fetched, we know, and possibly it is.

On the other hand, considering the well-documented and declassified mind control programs such as MK-Ultra, using suppressed intelligence enhancers on persons of interest seems rather benign by comparison – and very feasible as well.

Furthermore, any scientific breakthrough involving revolutionary smart drugs would likely be suppressed from the mainstream – at least within the parameters of such theories.

The 2012 film The Bourne Legacy, which stars Jeremy Renner and Rachel Weisz and was directed by Tony Gilroy, shows the CIA improving their operatives’ effectiveness by altering their DNA with top-secret drugs. Weisz plays a CIA chemist employed to design the drugs that make Renner’s character and other operatives physically and intellectually superior to average humans.

Are the plots behind such films pure fiction or are they inspired by real goings-on in the world of intelligence agencies and classified science?

The reason for mentioning this whole conspiracy theory is not to go off on some unrelated tangent without purpose or to explore something that is not practical for those wanting to become geniuses. Rather, we bring the subject up to assess whether science (not just official science but all forms of science including classified science) has already evolved to the point where highly sophisticated smart drugs have been formulated.

And if that is indeed the truth of the matter, then perhaps it’s possible for the layman to get access to such drugs – over the counter or perhaps on the black market – by purchasing little-known products or even creating exotic drugs themselves from raw ingredients.

One smart drug manufacturer, who we shall call XYZ so as not to inadvertently advertise their products or company, implies that there is a conspiracy in place whereby the FDA block the most advanced nootropics from reaching the public in a concerted effort to make sure Americans never get too intelligent!

“The official reason is ‘to keep the public safe’—this is the standard excuse given for police-state behavior,” according to XYZ’s website. “A more plausible explanation might be to keep the public from becoming too smart. A smarter public would be less tolerant of corrupt and incompetent government officials.”

Notwithstanding the theory of suppressed or classified smart drugs being withheld from the public, there’s already an impressive list of FDA-approved smart drugs freely available to Jo Public. And many users swear by them. Positive testimonials about such drugs range from customers claiming they achieved better results in exams to making more money in business and wiser decision-making in their personal lives.

A Russian manufactured version of the nootropic Cerebrolysin.

IQ-enhancing drugs are nothing new. Italian neurobiologist Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909-2012), who received the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of nerve growth factor, was said to be an early proponent of a smart drug. Some attribute Levi-Montalcini’s longevity (she lived to 103) and her ongoing mental sharpness to her daily routine of applying the very chemical she discovered to her eyes each morning.

And, of course, caffeine is a nootropic most people already use on a daily basis to fire up the brain.

Now smart drugs are widely available, and the masses are starting to catch on to this big-time – so intense is the hunger for such intelligence-enhancers.

For example, the term academic doping is starting to achieve mainstream awareness – and for good reason. Academic doping, which is the educational equivalent of sports doping, is on the rise and students on smart drugs are said to be achieving better grades.

Would you take drugs if they enhanced your memory, for example? (Thinkstock)

1 x pill = high marks for this student?

Numerous studies have shown around 5-10% of North American students and 1-5% of European students have used smart drugs to assist them with their studies. These statistics are likely to only increase as places in learning institutions become more competitive and expensive for prospective students.

Popular nootropics used in high schools and on university campuses all over the world include modafinil, dimethylamylamine and methylphenidate. Neurotransmitters like GABA and plant extracts such as vinpocetine, bacoside A and huperzine A are also commonly used by students because of the potential of these nootropic substances.

These intelligence-boosting and neuro-enhancing drugs and stimulants have been scientifically proven to increase productivity, memory and overall cognitive functioning.

In the June 16, 2014 edition of the academic journal The Conversation, an article on smart drugs co-written by Georgia State University neuroscience associate professor Nicole A. Vincent points out that “all around the world, students, academics and professionals of various stripes are increasingly experimenting with new cognitive enhancement technologies to boost their memory, attention, reflexes, clarity of thought and ability to function well with little sleep.

“Several recent studies,” the article continues, “report around a 30% improvement in language learning by subjects who used modafinil.”

Many of the intelligence-enhancing effects of smart drugs may relate to the importance of activating dormant areas of the brain, as mentioned in earlier chapters of this book. For example, the experimental drug NSI-189 has been shown to stimulate neural pathways in the hippocampus.

Incidentally, research into NSI-189 has been primarily funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which possibly supports the suspicion that the powers-that-be are researching smart drugs and using them in classified experiments.

DARPA…conspiring against The People?

Another drug compound called dihexa has been shown in laboratory experiments to build new neural connections in rats and mice and also to repair brain damage.

A July 29, 2014 article by the BBC headlined The truth about smart drugs covers the pros and cons of synthetic intelligence-enhancers and asks whether the Limitless (movie) scenario really is possible. Although fairly pessimistic overall, the article mentions that Gary Lynch, a professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California, “argues that recent advances in neuroscience have opened the way for the smart design of drugs, configured for specific biological targets in the brain.”

The article also quotes Lynch as saying memory enhancement is not very far off although the prospects for other kinds of mental enhancement are “very difficult to know… To me, there’s an inevitability to the thing, but a timeline is difficult.”

The BBC report continues, “In the nearer future, Lynch points to nicotinic receptor agents – molecules that act on the neurotransmitter receptors affected by nicotine – as ones to watch when looking out for potential new cognitive enhancers.”

So while nobody has been documented as becoming an outright genius after taking such drugs, it may not be far off before such an occurrence is official and on the record.


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GENIUS INTELLIGENCE: Secret Techniques and Technologies to Increase IQ (The Underground Knowledge Series Book 1)


To view the discussion thread on genius intelligence (the phenomenon) in our ‘Underground Knowledge’ group on Goodreads check out:—a-discussion-group >>> Everyone’s welcome!