Dreaming improves lateral thinking and fluid intelligence problem solving - reasoning, not just associations.
The precuneus is part of a recently evolved neural network subserving self-awareness and conscious experience. It has been found to be the structural core of the networked brain.
‘‘What is absurd is the confrontation of the irrational and the wild longing for clarity whose call echoes in the human heart’’ (Camus).
Take the 10 minutes it takes to watch this video. It gives one the idea that we are all caught in our own subjective bubble - of electrical patterns!
Fluid intelligence (Gf): The use of deliberate and controlled mental operations to solve novel problems that cannot be performed automatically.
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Posted on 20 December 2009
A remarkable morphing image of how we got here in 500 million years. Continue Reading
Posted on 24 November 2009
There has been a rise in the average IQ score of around 3 points per decade (although the figure varies from country to country) throughout the 20th century, from the time standardized intelligence tests were first used. The Flynn effect is evidence for a strong environmental role in intelligence. Continue Reading
Posted on 10 November 2009
Simply listening to classical music--the so-called 'Mozart effect'--does not make you smarter. I have presented the grounds for this conclusion in the last post. In this article we take a look at the question: do music lessons make a child smarter? Do music lessons have 'collateral benefits' that extend to non-musical areas of intelligence? Continue Reading
Posted on 04 November 2009
The idea that classical music – particularly Mozart - makes you smarter has received a lot of press, and is widely believed to be an established fact . Music by Mozart sounds highly intelligent – it is intricate, skillful, precise and sophisticated. It seems natural to think that some sort of ‘brain entraining’ occurs just by sitting and listening to Mozart with full concentration – and that this makes you more intelligent. Continue Reading
Posted on 02 November 2009
The Gf/Gc, working memory and executive function paradigms in understanding intelligence. Three different paradigms. Continue Reading
Posted on 29 October 2009
"Gf represents different forms of reasoning including abstracting, forming and using concepts (classification), perceiving and using relations, identifying correlates.... Continue Reading