Burlington ranks as intelligent city

July 15, 2013 by  

There are a lot of clever folks living and working in Burlington, and now it seems others are taking notice. According to a popular gaming website, it is one of the 100 smartest cities in the whole of the U.S.

That is the verdict of Lumosity.com. The online memory and attention game platform has collected info from people who play its scientific brain games, and has ranked the collective brain power of the nation’s 100 top cities.

Just missing out on the top 50, the city hit spot 52. The news was greatly welcomed by the manager of Burlington City, who told the local press:

“That’s just wonderful, that’s all I can say.”

The rankings were also welcomed by Mayor Ronnie Wall. However, having not been contacted by many people over the news, he did not seem to think it would put the city on the map in any way.

Mayor Wall said:

“I don’t think we’re going to see much financial benefit from this.”

Still, perhaps if the genii in the city all got together with some banner printing to get the message out there, one never knows what could happen.

In the study, Lumosity analysed information collected from three million of its U.S. visitors. Aged 18 through 75, the performance of each person on particular training games was logged and ranked, producing the list of the country’s brain power.

Ranking 52 is good of course, but Boone folks got the upper hand, as they came in at 23.