What Is Intelligence, Anyway? What Is Intelligence, Anyway? By Isaac Asimov What is intelligence, anyway? When I was in the army, I received the kind of aptitude test that all soldiers took and, against a normal of 100, scored 160. (It didn't mean anything. All my life I've been registering scores like that, so that I have the complacent feeling that I'm highly intelligent, and I expect other people to think so too. Actually, though, don't such scores simply mean that I am very good at answering the type of academic questions that are considered worthy of answers by people who make up the intelligence tests - people with intellectual bents similar to mine? For instance, I had an auto-repair man once, who, on these intelligence tests, could not possibly have scored more than 80, by my estimate. Yet, when anything went wrong with my car I hastened to him with it, watched him anxiously as he explored its vitals, and listened to his pronouncements as though they were divine oracles - and he always fixed my car.
101 Most-Read SixWise Articles in Past Decade 101 Most-Read SixWise Articles in Past Decadeby www.SixWise.com What an amazing decade. Much, if not most, of the mass media has again focused on celebrities and other topics that are often meaningless to our day to day lives -- or worse has not shared in-depth insights necessary to get the real truth and facts about important issues. The following articles are what you and other subscribers of SixWise.com felt were most important and imperative. Thank you! The 101 Most-Read SixWise.com Articles of the Last Decade Plus Bonus Articles Including Predictions for the New Year! From the swine flu to financial and relationship topics, we have addressed many of the most personal and relevant issues for most of our subscribers. Your interests drive what topics we focus on, so if you want to read it, we commit to developing related categories of articles for you each week. We suspect you may even find a few articles of interest and value below that you missed these past years and can read now.
50 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power | 4 Mind 4 Life: Good Health Tips 1) Meditate — Meditation has been known to increase IQ, relieve stress, and promotes higher levels of brain functioning. Meditation also activates the “prefrontal cortex” of the brain, an area responsible for advanced thinking ability and performance. 2) Draw A Picture — Drawing stimulates the right-hemisphere of the brain and inspires creativity. 3) Exercise — Long-term exercise has been proven to increase brain power and even create new neurons in the brain. 4) Brainwave Entrainment — Brainwave entrainment is a safe, innovative way to stimulate and shape the brain and it’s functioning. 5) Avoid Junk Food — Junk food has been proven to decrease energy in the body and promotes “brain fog.” 6) Deep Breathing — Deep breathing actually increases oxygen levels and blood-flow to the brain. 10-15 minutes of daily deep breathing can make a huge difference in the quality of your life and brain’s functioning potential. 18) Avoid Stress — A little bit of stress will never hurt anybody.
Thinking Foundation Is Aging an Accident of Evolution? Stanford Scientists Say "Yes" "Everyone has assumed we age by rust. But how do you explain animals that don't age? Some tortoises lay eggs at the age of 100, there are whales that live to be 200 and clams that make it past 400 years." Stuart Kim, PhD, Stanford University professor of developmental biology and genetics Prevailing theory of aging challenged by Stanford University Medical School researchers. Their discovery contradicts the prevailing theory that aging is a buildup of tissue damage similar to rust. “We were really surprised,” said Stuart Kim, who is the senior author of the research. Kim’s lab examined the regulation of aging in C. elegans, a millimeter-long nematode worm whose simple body and small number of genes make it a useful tool for biologists. Comparing young worms to old worms, Kim’s team discovered age-related shifts in levels of three transcription factors, the molecular switches that turn genes on and off. But the Stanford team’s findings told a different story. Posted by Casey Kazan.
How To Boost Brain Power and Memory Until just a few years ago, doctors believed that the brain stopped making new neural connections - meaning that the memory began to get irreversibly worse - when the body stopped developing, usually in the early 20s. And doctors knew that, like any other part of the body, neurons weaken as people age. Loss of brain function due to neural breakdown was assumed to be a normal, unavoidable part of aging. It turns out they were wrong. In the past few years, it has become clear that you can, in fact, make new neurons starting in your 20s and continuing well into old age. There are lots of things you can do right now to preserve, protect and enhance your gray matter. 1Physical exercise A healthy body really does mean a healthy mind. Physical exercise may even help prevent Alzheimer's disease. 2Lifelong learning - your brain is a learning machine For most of us, after we graduate from high school or college, our pursuit of new knowledge bottoms out over time. How can you challenge yourself?
100 Ways To Develop Your Mind | Change your thoughts This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article. It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort. I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. However, it kept niggling away at the back of my mind and I kept getting more and more ideas to add to it so here it is. I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100 So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind 1. If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears. 2. A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
What's Working - What's Not: My Green Smoothie Adventure Update from the Juicy China Study "About twenty years ago, researchers found the missing link. They discovered that colorful plant foods in their natural state were also rich in thousands of compounds with important health properties for humans—phytochemicals. Only by eating an assortment of natural foods that are micronutrient-rich can you get enough of these compounds to protect yourself from the common diseases that afflict Americans." Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author of "Eat to Live" Back in March 2008, I heard Dr. My husband and I purchased our powerful Vita-Mix blender in March and it has become a daily habit. How does it taste? Absolutely delicious! What's in my smoothie? I'm a creature of habit, so I often stick to the fruits & vegetables that are highest in nutrients. What's the advantage of "drinking" fruits & vegetables? In a nutshell, what's so good about greens? They are at the top of every experts' Top Foods List for a good reason. Have I noticed any benefits from the Green Smoothies? Who else has started juicing? 1.
120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.Embrace ambiguity. Readers’ Contributions Dance! Contribute your own tip! There are many, many ways to keep our brains sharp.