Now we can all praise and sing out loud “I got it from my mama”, because when it comes to intelligence, it rings true.

It was once assumed that we get our IQ from both our mum AND dad, but according to new research published in Psychology Spot, it’s actually our mums who have the goods.

Intelligence genes are located in chromosome X, and which gender has carries two X chromosomes? Women.

So therefore, studies show that kids are twice as likely to inherit their intelligence from their mother.

Fathers do pass on a few intelligence genes to their offspring but they won’t have an impact. They’re “deactivated”, the report says in Psychology Spot. “Obviously, other genes work the opposite, are activated only if they come from the father.”

Now go and use this info to thank your mum/rub it into your daughter.