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Does the ability to manipulate your environment affect the type of intelligence? [closed]

There are several animals on earth that show certain kinds of intelligence. Some animals have extensions to manipulate their environment and some do not. Think of humans and squids (hand/extension ...
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What is the relationship between computer game performance and measures of ability? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games? What is the relationship between computer game performance and measures of ability?
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What can reduce the cognitive abilities in a common workplace? [closed]

There are many types of work that mainly create benefit by thinking, often called desk jobs. The output is based on the cognitive abilities of the person. It typically happens in an environment we ...
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Is there a name for the gap between speaker's intention and listener's interpretation?

I apologise if this as been asked before, but I couldn't find anything online. Whenever there is an exchange of information from one person to another - such as if someone is speaking to someone else ...
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Are there researched approaches to learning a subject more quickly?

TLDR at bottom. So from my knowledge(correct me if I'm wrong) there is no evidence to suggest that we can improve general intelligence. But what about improving skills/intuition in specialized fields ...
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Why does IQ have a truncated normal distribution?

I know that the IQ statistic is designed to give it a mean of 100 and that you'll certainly never find someone with an IQ below 1 or above 300, but that tells us very little about the variance or ...
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Are social intelligence and emotional intelligence the same thing?

Emotional intelligence and EQ are often used as phrases for social intelligence. Are they really the same? Would social intelligence always imply emotional intelligence and vice versa?
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How applicable is the correlation between high IQ and academic achievement in guessing a child's IQ?

IQ is a highly reliable (reliable in the statistical sense) psychometric, ie. several IQ authorised IQ tests administered by a licensed psychologist should produce similar/identical results. This does ...
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How to interpret genetic variance of IQ?

I am a layperson currently reading "The Bell Curve" and its various rebuttals such as "The Intelligence and How to get it". I do not want to go into controversies of the topics per ...
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How have mean raw IQ scores changed over time (e.g., over the last 100 years)?

I understand that by definition, the mean IQ is 100. And that over time IQ tests are updated to ensure that mean remains 100. But if IQ scores were not updated, what would mean IQ be now and how has ...
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IQ-EQ oscillation

I know a guy who was very smart in school and university and had a high IQ. For example, in middle school he used to read high school science and math books like they're nothing but he had low EQ and ...
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what are the components of logical mathematical intelligence?

what are the components of logical mathematical intelligence? The logical mathematic intelligence is one among the multiple intelligences suggested by Howard Gardner. I require the components of the ...
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What if swarm of ants is a metamind? [closed]

It is obvious that single ant is a being but what if swarm of ants is another kind of being? Do you have ideas how we could communicate with it?
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Super polymath feasibility: Is it possible to have the highest intellectual ability in every area?

Could a single individual have the abilities of Gauss in mathematics, play soccer like Messi, write like Dostoyevsky, play chess like Carlsen, have ideas in physics comparable to those of Einstein, ...
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Comprehensive encyclopedia of nootropics for medical researchers and practitioners

Is there a clinically-researched and tested encyclopedia (or similar resource) covering all available nootropics currently known? The Wikipedia article was a helpful first stop; but I'm searching for ...
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Given unlimited time can any Raven's Matrix Reasoning problem be solved by anyone?

I know untimed tests exist, but they're still under the constraint of testing people that have lives to get to. People have jobs, loved ones, classes to go to, lives to live, and as such even untimed ...
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What kind of psychologists study 'genius'?

Which sub-field of psychology deals with differences in human intelligence? As in, what makes someone an intellectual genius? Or, maybe a bit more humbly, why are some people more intelligent than ...
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What is "intelligence" in "artificial intelligence"? [closed]

As far as Artificial Intelligence is concerned, what is "intelligence"? The definition I see on various sites like Wikipedia: Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including ...
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Full list of the capabilities of human brain [closed]

I am studying the concept of multi-tasking. The premise upon which I am asking this question is my belief that multi-tasking is a myth(as discussed in a few books on the same topic) and that the brain ...
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What is Intelligence? Is it based on prediction capability of an agent? [closed]

I have the intuition that at a first level is the capability of an individual to predict outcomes of her/his/its own actions in a environment were he/she/it has familiarity with (don't you feel stupid ...
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Are human beings truly intelligent? [closed]

We humans generally consider ourselves to be intelligent. Is this a universal, general or average trait, or is it only a limited number of persons who are intelligent? We judge our intelligence by ...
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Do people with ADHD typically underperform on IQ tests? [duplicate]

To me, there seems to be a great disagreement about what IQ is supposed to measure. I have heard about psychologists taking ADHD/depression/other mental illnesses into account when deciding on the ...
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Which constitutes fluid intelligence more, inductive or deductive reasoning?

What is the correlation between these types of reasoning with fluid intelligence? Deductive reasoning is closely related to logic and mathematical proof whereas inductive reasoning is more of a ...
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How is the mean for the Cattell IQ tests calculated?

British Mensa uses Cattell Culture Fair and Cattell III B tests. The Cattell Culture Fair Test has a mean and SD of 100 and 16 respectively. The Cattell III B has a mean and SD of 100 and 24 ...
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Any neuroscience related intelligence theories?

Correlations between biological measurements and intelligence has been made in the past, e.g. blood flow or metrics like cortex size, though are there any specific neuroscience related intelligence ...
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How is the weight of Weschler subscales calculated towards general IQ?

How do the Wechsler IQ (e.g. WAIS III) tests indices (e.g. verbal IQ, performance IQ) and sub-scales contribute to overall IQ? What are the weights of each? If a person scores above 99.9th (maximum) ...
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If the instructions of a group intelligence test are misunderstood, are the results of that test invalid?

For example, a researcher is investigating synonyms and prepares a test. A participant undertaking the test incorrectly interprets the instructions, and understands the test to relate to antonyms ...
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Is Flynn adjustment for IQ scores viable?

I was IQ tested with a test battery that was normed 27 years ago when i was 8 (WISC-R)(It was normed 27 years ago when I was 8). My Verbal IQ score was 122 and my Performance IQ score was 130. I found ...
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Can you improve your intelligence by practising? [duplicate]

According to this article https://www.nature.com/articles/ng.3869 your intelligence as an adult is to 80 % determined by genetics: Despite the well-known difference in twin-based heritability for ...
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Can Jason Padgett’s head injury be replicated? [duplicate]

In 2002, a man named Jason Padgett was mugged and suffered a concussion. Now he sees the world through geometric shapes, and he is basically a mathematical genius. If a neuroscientist was to examine ...
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Is it possible, on an individual level, that someones fluid intelligence can "spike" in ones early twenties?

I think IQ and fluid intelligence are interrelated enough that I can use them interchangeably. I was wondering if on an individual level, if it was possible that ones IQ can jump a certain amount of ...
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Are there any approaches to measuring “physical”/“neurophysiological” aspects of one's intellectual tone/state of fluid intelligence?

Is it possible to measure/approximate/estimate intelligence with a physiological metric? What I mean is, if I put it correctly: to measure/estimate short-term memory capacity/long-term memory ...
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Would Artificial Super-Intelligence From Science Fiction "Speed Up" The Brain and Wear it Out Faster Leading to Earlier Death?

In stories such as Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, the main character, Charlie Gordon, receives an operation on his brain that triples his intelligence. Could something like this be achieved if ...
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What cognitive abilities show the smallest B-W differences in mean scores? [closed]

Traditionally, employee selection tests focus on cognitive abilities such as reading, reasoning, and math. These have large Black-White (B-W) effect sizes (standardized mean score differences). The ...
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What are the 50 words on the Wechsler Test of Adult Reading (WTAR)? [closed]

I recently took part in a study that asked me to read 50 words that were spelled differently than they were pronouced, some more commonly used than others. Does anyone know where I could find this ...
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Is Brain Sync music effective in increasing cognitive functioning? [duplicate]

From the website: BRAIN SYNC meditation CDs and guided imagery techniques are proven to significantly improve mental performance. In two decades, nearly 3 million Brain Sync users have ...
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Is there a link between intelligence and mental disturbances? [closed]

Is there a link between high intelligence or creativity, measured with currently valid psychometrics, such as IQ tests or tests of creativity and mental disorders like depression, anxiety, or ...
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Why are we the smartest species on the whole known universe?

Why? One possible reason would be because intelligent give humans, and only humans, evolutionary edge compared to their peers. Gorilla, for example, are strong because strength give Gorilla ...
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Confusion on the utility/ epsitemic value of Raven matrices

The Raven Matrices is considered by some as a rough measure of intelligence. Indeed, even Indian students applying to German university have to compulsirly write a test involving this concept to have ...
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if IQ is inherited, is it from father or mother?

I think there is some research that IQ is inherited, but is it inherited more from the father, or mother, or both?
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Is it possible to enhance one's learning ability? [duplicate]

I understand that the so-called brain training games like Lumosity doesn't work. But is there any exercise ( mental or physical) that I can do or medicine pills that I can take, that are proven to be ...
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Why engage in intellectual activities?

What is the evolutionary psychology explanation of people engaging in intellectual activities (like mathematics, science or philosophy)? All I can think of is that such activities lead to models of ...
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IQ Heritability: from father vs mother?

I think on Wiki here it is suggested that IQ is inherited to some degree. But I can't find scientific information on whether it is more inherited from mother or father? e.g. if both mother and father ...
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What's the percentage of people that are mental calculator prodigies?

I want to reply to this comment: What's the percentage of people that are mental calculator prodigies? How do they spread over the different parts of the world?
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How would somebody with an IQ of 1000 behave? [closed]

I know the best that can be done here is speculation, but how would someone with an IQ of 1000, or even 1000000, behave? I've seen that movies have a tendency to depict superintelligent beings as ...
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IQ tests versus Psychological evaluation [duplicate]

If you have been under psychological evaluation by a psychiatrist who says you have high intelligence, but your IQ test has you at 105, is the test the problem? The doctor is evaluating creative ...
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Are there scientific works that analyze the perception of intelligence?

Are there scientific works that analyze the social and/or psychological perception of intelligence, including the perception of any non-human intelligence: animal intelligence or computer intelligence?...
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Integrative Complexity and Intelligence

In this paper a leading researcher on Integrative Complexity suggests that it's only weakly connected to intelligence. Is this disputed in any papers? A friend with Master's in Neurophilosophy is ...
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Is wisdom one type of intelligence, or distinct from it?

I am not sure whether this is the best stack exchange for this question, but I couldn't think of a better one. I subscribe to the theory that there are multiple types of intelligence. Is wisdom one ...
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How do I increase my processing speed? [duplicate]

I have an IQ of around 90 (with 88 of that as reasoning IQ and 92 as performance IQ). I’m extremely worried about getting a job and doing well. Are there any exercises, medication, lifestyle changes ...
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