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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 [...]

January 6, 2017 News
Rationality_quotient

Are you thinking? Toward “A 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 [...]

December 22, 2016 News
Jelte WIcherts

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

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 [...]

December 5, 2016 News
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The Neuroscience of Intelligence! (new book from ISIR past president Rich Haier)

  Examination copies available now!   [...]

September 13, 2016 News
Austin lab

Great new post-doc with Texas Twin Project!

Texas Twin Project, Department of Psychology and Population Research Center A Postdoctoral Research position is available at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Dr. Elliot Tucker-Drob and Dr. Paige Harden. The candidate will primarily work on [...]

September 8, 2016 Job and workshop postings, News
Nurting talent splash

How to nurture a talented child

Very nice new article in Nature covering the work of ISIR leaders Camilla Benbow, David Lubinski, and others, and what inspired professor Julian Stanley to give brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates the SAT college-admissions exam, normally taken by university-bound 16- to 18-year-olds [...]

September 7, 2016 News
Saskia Selzam

Replicable genetic variants influencing school, and IQ

The social science genetics consortium has been working to uncover the genes associated with educational attainment. First, in 2013, with 127,000 subjects, they were able to produce a polygenic risk score (PRS) explaining 2% variance in total years of education. [...]

July 24, 2016 News
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Why are we getting smarter (BBC)

The BBC radio show The Why Factor asks “Why are we getting smarter“. This in-depth (18-minute) show features interviews with ISIR members Professor Jim Flynn and Dr Michael Woodley.   [...]

July 22, 2016 News
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What is intelligence?

CUP are hosting a “virtual round table” on intelligence… Two great interactions so far between three leading members of ISIR: Rich Haier, Bob Sternberg, and Jim Flynn What is intelligence? Can brain biology help explain IQ? the ultimate goal of all intelligence [...]

June 1, 2016 News
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ISIR President Earl B Hunt: 1933-2016

Professor Earl “Buz” Hunt passed away peacefully early on April 13. His wife, Mary Lou, passed on this sad information for us: Dear Family, Friends and Colleagues of Buz Hunt: Early this morning my husband and best friend, Earl “Buz” [...]

April 14, 2016 News