Thursday 29th June 2017,
Intelligence
  • downtown-montreal

    2017: July 14-16 in Montreal

    17th Annual meeting of ISIR: Montreal, Canada. July 14-16 Draft Program: view here!  Highlights: The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet,

Talking about cognitive ability in 2017

Michelangelo_Sündenfall

2017 has already seen more science-lead findings on cognitive ability, and public discussion about the origins, and social and moral implications of ability, than we have had in some time, which should be good news for those seeking to understand and grow cognitive ability. This post brings together some of these events linking talk about differences in [...]

June 14, 2017 Tim News 0

Nature editorial: A positive inflection for research into ability

stock-photo-background-concept-wordcloud-illustration-of-cognitive-reasoning-logic-81202267

As GWAS results confirm links between cognitive ability and outcomes diverse as increased lifespan, better SES and education outcomes, and protection from mental illness, information on the genetics of cognitive ability itself has taken a quantum leap, Nature have posted an editorial framing these results against wide-spread misconceptions about  human intelligence. The editorial argues that these large [...]

June 13, 2017 Tim News 0

Global collaboration on GWAS yields 336 genetic effects linked to Cognitive Ability!

ng 2017 Gene hits

In the search to increase important economic and health-related life benefits linked to cognitive abilities, and knowing that many of these benefits are linked to the combined action of thousands of very, very small genetic effects, researchers have recognized that they need to pull together massive samples to make progress. That recognition has begun [...]

June 13, 2017 Tim News 1

National Geographic piece on Genius covers work of ISIR members, including Rex Jung and Robert Plomin

Screenshot 2017-04-26 12.57.21

In a long and detailed illustrated essay, National Geographic cover a diverse range of work on a subject of interest to all followers to ISIR: Genius. (to accompany their new series on Einstein). Lots to surprise readers: Did you know there’s a hunt to find Leonardo’s DNA? http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/05/genius-genetics-intelligence-neuroscience-creativity-einstein [...]

April 26, 2017 Tim News 0

2019: Minneapolis, MN

East Bank - 1524

The local host is Professor James Lee. The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. Conference Highlights View or print the Conference Flyer (available closer to the date!) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADDRESS TBA KEYNOTE ADDRESS  TBA DISTINGUISHED [...]

April 14, 2017 Tim Conferences 0

2018: July 13-15 In Edinburgh, UK

Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh Wedding Photos

The local hosts are Michelle Luciano and Timothy Bates. The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity for those interested in intelligence to meet, present their research, and discuss current questions and applications. Conference Highlights View or print the Conference Flyer (available closer to the date!) LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADDRESS TBD KEYNOTE ADDRESS Professor [...]

February 4, 2017 Tim Conferences 1

Conference of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2017-Call for Abstracts

Conference of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity 2017-Call for Abstracts

Rex Jung (ISIR member and our host for ABQ 2014) brings the 2017 meeting of the Society for the Neuroscience of Creativity to our attention. Creative thoughts are linked to intelligence and this conference will be of interest to many in ISIR. The meeting is on March 24th in San Francisco, right [...]

January 6, 2017 Tim News 0

Are you thinking? Toward “A Rationality Quotient”

Rationality_quotient

Professor Keith. Stanovich  and colleagues Richard. West, and Maggie. Toplak have a terrific new book out which focuses not on how well we reason at our best (the domain of cognitive ability research), but systems that affect when people reason and when they use default mechanisms that don’t involve effortful cognition. Highly recommended! [...]

December 22, 2016 Tim News 0

Looking for a post doc? Able to analyse and write-up cognitive ability data?

Looking for a post doc? Able to analyse and write-up cognitive ability data?

ISIR awardee and member Sophie von Stumm has a 6-month position working on Wellcome Trust and Templeton projects. Apply by mid-January. https://jobs.gold.ac.uk/vacancy/post-doctoral-research-assistant-291667.html [...]

December 19, 2016 Tim Job and workshop postings 0

ISIR board member Jelte Wicherts awarded prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to improve statistical rigour in psychology

Jelte WIcherts

ISIR congratulates our rising-star board-member Jelte Wicherts on being awarded a substantial and prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to improve statistical rigour in psychology. Jelte is in the Department of Methodology and Statistics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, where he heads a research group that focuses on biases in statistical decision [...]

December 5, 2016 Tim News 0