Is Psychometric g a Myth?
- "As an online discussion about IQ or general intelligence grows longer, the probability of someone linking to statistician Cosma Shalizi's essay g, a Statistical Myth
approaches 1. Usually the link is accompanied by an assertion to the effect that Shalizi offers a definitive refutation of the concept of general mental ability, or psychometric g
." [more inside]
There are times when having a fully developed brain can almost seem like an impediment.
Are babies more aware of the world around them than adults are? Can "thinking like a baby" lead us to be more in tune with our creativity and our ability to learn? Scientists have taken a new look inside the baby mind, which is "unfocused, random, and extremely good at what it does."
A New State of Mind.
"New research is linking dopamine
to complex social phenomena and changing neuroscience in the process."
“Tool Use In Animals”
, a tidy little informative set of pages from Dr. Robert Cook's much larger “Animal Cognition & Learning Website
” at Tufts University. See also (worth repeating because it’s the coolest thing ever
) the previously featured
“Betty the Crow
”. ◊via milovoo in Ask MetaFilter◊