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9 Types Of Intelligence - Funders and Founders. If you are smart you are either good at math or at languages….

9 Types Of Intelligence - Funders and Founders

That is what school beat into us by putting certain types of intelligence on a pedestal and ignoring other types.

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Rationality. Cognitive Biases. Creativity. Introversion. Genius. The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think. One of the longest standing assumptions about the nature of human intelligence has just been seriously challenged.

The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think

According to the traditional “investment” theory, intelligence can be classified into two main categories: fluid and crystallized. Differences in fluid intelligence are thought to reflect novel, on-the-spot reasoning, whereas differences in crystallized intelligence are thought to reflect previously acquired knowledge and skills. According to this theory, crystallized intelligence develops through the investment of fluid intelligence in a particular body of knowledge.

As far as genetics is concerned, this story has a very clear prediction: In the general population– in which people differ in their educational experiences– the heritability of crystallized intelligence is expected to be lower than the heritability of fluid intelligence. But is this story really true? For instance, here is the cultural load of the Wechsler Intelligence Test subtests: image credit: istockphoto.com. School achievement isn't just in your genes - opinion - 18 October 2013. Read full article Continue reading page |1|2.

School achievement isn't just in your genes - opinion - 18 October 2013

Studies Contest Theory that Internet Is Making People Dumber. Vincent is sitting on the couch and watching a vacation video when he suddenly poses two questions to his parents: "Why is space endless?

Studies Contest Theory that Internet Is Making People Dumber

And what was there before the Big Bang? " Without waiting for an answer, Vincent jumps up to turn his attention to a different topic: his new red rubber boots with pictures from the animated film series "Cars. " "I want a puddle! " Vincent shrieks, dancing around the room in excitement. "Then I can jump in it and splash you! " Vincent T. is 4 years old. That means Vincent is gifted. Children like Vincent -- little superbrains who devour stories of Winnie-the-Pooh and reports on the Mars rover Curiosity with equal enthusiasm -- are increasingly common. Virtues of Cognitive Workout: New Research Reveals Neurological Underpinnings of Intelligence. How much does environment influence intelligence?

Virtues of Cognitive Workout: New Research Reveals Neurological Underpinnings of Intelligence

Several years ago University of Virginia Professor Eric Turkheimer demonstrated that growing up in an impoverished and chaotic household suppresses I.Q. – without nurture, innate advantages vanish. Nine Ways To Become Smarter Than You Think. Put your memory to work. Sometimes when I’m trying to focus on a single task my mind can feel a bit like a pinball machine.

Put your memory to work

No matter how hard I try to keep my thoughts in focus there’s all these ideas wildly bouncing around and beating away at my limited attention. Our brains can be fickle things and I’m sure every last one of us has experienced moments where we just can’t seem to hold on to an idea for more than a few seconds. All of a sudden while you’re working on a project you start thinking about what you’re going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago. It’s frustrating. All we want to do is focus on what we’re working on and block out the rest. So how come these unwanted thoughts keep coming into our heads? Working memory When we hold information and manipulate it in our mind for any length of time we’re engaging what cognitive neuroscientists call Working Memory. It’s not just for basic instructions, however. How it works The phonological loop The visuospatial sketchpad.

How To Add 2.75 IQ Points Per Hour of Training. 2.5K Flares2.5K Flares × The Wall Street Journal just publicized a scientifically proven technique you can use to increase your IQ. I have been recomending dual N-back exercises The Bulletproof® Executive coaching program.

I not only recommend it to my clients, but I have also been using myself (since 2009) and I have had excellent results boosting my IQ at least 18 points (I took standardized IQ tests before and after). From an efficiency perspective, that’s incredible. I gained 2.75 IQ points for every hour of brain training I did. Dual N-Back Training for Intelligence. The Bell Curve And Cognitive Elites. The Bell Curvewas a seminal work on IQ and its impact in society, published in 1994 by psychologist Richard J.

The Bell Curve And Cognitive Elites

Herrnstein (now deceased) and libertarian political scientist Charles Murray. Its central argument is that human intelligence, measured by IQ tests, is influenced substantially by both inherited and environmental factors, and IQ is better predictor of financial income, job performance, and involvement in crime than are parental socio-economic status or education level. Another thesis of The Bell Curve is that that those with high intelligence, the “cognitive elite”, are becoming increasingly separated from those of average and below-average intelligence – and that this has important social implications. This claim is supported by the facts. Here is a ‘bell curve’ distribution of IQ scores in the general US population. Now look at this data on college students. But if we jump forward to 1990, just before The Bell Curve was written, you see a very different picture.