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Abstract submission deadline extended till April 10!

Lot’s of great abstracts already in: And you now have until  April 10 to submit yours! [...]

April 3, 2016 News

Why stupid mistakes happen (hint, it often involves not thinking)

ISIR member Zach Hambrick has a nice article on the Scientific American web site on the psychology of errors. It’s a nice outline of the mechanisms for errors and the role of IQ in these.   [...]

March 8, 2016 News

Controlled trial shows brain training has no long-term value

New work involving leading UK neuropsychologist Susan Gathercole indicates that brain training has no lasting effects. Based on claims that this could enhance IQ, reading and math, the researchers randomized children to  intensive “brain training” of working memory. The trial was large (over [...]

March 8, 2016 News

Does grit out-weigh IQ? Massive UK study shows not

Some research has shown small associations between “grit” and academic achievement. These have been from small, selected samples, but the results have been widely cited as showing that “Grit outweighs IQ”. What do large, well controlled studies suggest? A new paper from the lab [...]

February 15, 2016 News

Man’s best friend and IQ: Dog g in the Guardian

ISIR researchers Dr Rosalind Arden and Dr Mark J Adams have been studying intelligence in dogs, with fascinating symmetries between human and dog IQ suggesting that dogs may be good participants for research on IQ and perhaps research on preventing dementia [...]

February 9, 2016 News

Interview with ISIR president-elect Rich Haier

ISIR president-elect Rich Haier discusses brain-imaging, genetics, the environment, and the future of IQ with psychology today. [...]

November 4, 2015 News

2015 Best Student Poster Prize

Biosketch: Ruth examines high-IQ as a potential risk factor for various disorders and diseases. She is especially interested in studying and advocating for those who possess dual exceptionalities in intellectual ability and disability. Her present research involves the recruitment of over 3700 American Mensa members, [...]

October 20, 2015 Awards, News, Student Awards

Unique opportunity for an outstanding International researcher in Cognitive Ageing and/or Cognitive Epidemiology

The University of Edinburgh is offering a unique opportunity for an outstanding International researcher in Cognitive Ageing and/or Cognitive Epidemiology. The particular areas of possible expertise are wide. The successful candidate will be appointed to an Established Chair and will have immediate and full [...]

October 14, 2015 Job and workshop postings, News


The Sense of Style: How to Think About Writing in the 21st Century. [...]

October 13, 2015 News

ISIR 2015 Holden Award Address: Alice Dreger

ISIR 2015 Holden Award Address: Alice Dreger   [...]

October 12, 2015 News