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Talking about cognitive ability in 2017

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 [...]

June 14, 2017 News

Nature editorial: A positive inflection for research into ability

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 [...]

June 13, 2017 News

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

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 [...]

June 13, 2017 News

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

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 [...]

April 26, 2017 News
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

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

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
2016 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper

2016 ISIR Prize for Best Student Paper

Christin Lotz Biosketch: Christin obtained her diploma in psychology from the University of Trier, Germany. Currently, she is working on her PhD in educational science at the Saarland University, Germany and is mentored by Jörn Sparfeldt. Her research interests center how intelligence, [...]

September 16, 2016 News, Student Awards

The Neuroscience of Intelligence! (new book from ISIR past president Rich Haier)

  Examination copies available now!   [...]

September 13, 2016 News

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