A recent study conducted by a professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego finds that cursing could be linked to higher intelligence. The professor has claimed that the study has actually showed that there are strange yet amazing things that he has found as to to how the mind works, how the human brain works, people's human socialization just by looking at profanity.
Cursing: How Was The Study Conducted?
In one of his statements revealed by CBS News, study lead author, Benjamin Bergen,who is also the author of the book "What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves", has claimed that the study has suggested that on average, the ones who swear the most also have the biggest vocabulary overall.
It was found that as the professor dug deeper into the impacts of the usage of foul language, a certain Wesley Chan was made as a test subject. Bergen has allegedly asked Chan to write about his opinion on abortion as researchers purposefully attacked his point of view to get him riled up. Furthermore, in the study, it was also noted that the test subject has also been instructed.
Meanwhile, Daily News has also reported that the study's findings showed that cursing makes people no less aggressive. Additionally, it was also found that Bergen has noted that the most commonly used curse word is the F bomb. Bergen said that men are found to be more suitable in using swear words in different circumstances as compared to women, although he said he's been told that in private, women curse just as often.
Ultimately, Bergen has been reportedly to have claimed that cursing are just mere words. He highly emphasized that it would really boil down to how it is being used, that you put them to that can be harmful or not.