does sitting like L make you more intelligent?

In the anime series 'deathnote' there is a guy in it called L who sits with his legs up so his feet are on the chair and the main thing he is balancing on. When questioned why, he says its becuase if he doesnt his deductive skills will be reduced by about 40%. I thought it may be becuase not as much blood can go to your legs so more goes to your head, but I am not sure. Please help

paulcauchon4 years ago
I can see where you're coming from about the blood being concentrated to your head, but I'm afraid that wouldn't have much of an impact on deductive skills.

It seems to me that this is simply a fictional element in the story.

However, sitting in a position that requires balance would overall work to increase your attentiveness. If not distracted by needing to balance on your feet, you may be able to use the added alertness to aid in whatever you would be working on.

Moreover, balancing on your legs would put strain on your high twitch muscles which would act as a very low intensity, yet constant exercise. This may have the effect of again, keeping you alert, and releasing chemicals in your brain that are responsible for reactions and understanding of particularly tactile or logistical information. This effect would most likely be marginal due to the lack of effort typically needed to maintain one's balance.
Re-design4 years ago
If you have normal and proper circulation your brain gets the amount of blood it needs to work properly.

If you sit in a position where your brain gets more blood than it needs you may actually loose some intelligence.