The neuroscience of intelligence
Cambridge University Press
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What we know about intelligence from the weight of studies : What is intelligence? Do you know it when you see it? ; Defining intelligence for empirical research ; The structure of mental abilities and the g-Factor ; Alternative models ; Focus on the g-Factor ; Measuring intelligence and IQ ; Some other intelligence tests ; Myth : intelligence tests are biased or meaningless ; The key problem for "measuring" intelligence ; Four kinds of predictive validity for intelligence tests ; Why do myths about intelligence definitions and measurement persist?
Nature more than nurture: the impact of genetics on intelligence : The evolving view of genetics ; Early failures to boost IQ ; "Fraud" fails to stop genetic progress ; Quantitative genetic findings also support a role for environmental factors ; Molecular genetics and the hunt for intelligence genes ; Seven recent noteworthy studies of molecular genetic progress
Peeking inside the living brain: neuroimaging is a game-changer for intelligence research : The first PET studies ; Brain efficiency ; Not all brains work in the same way ; What the early PET studies revealed and what they did not ; The first MRI studies ; Basic structural MRI findings ; Improved MRI analysis yield consistent and inconsistent results ; Imaging white matter tracts with two methods ; Functional MRI ((fMRI) ; The Parieto-frontal Integration Theory (PFIT) ; Einstein's brain.
50 shades of gray matter: a brain image of intelligence is worth a thousand words ; Brain networks and intelligence ; Functional brain efficiency: is seeing believing? ; Predicting IQ from brain images ; Are "intelligence" and "reasoning" synonyms? ; Common genes for brain structure and intelligence ; Brain imaging and molecular genetics
The holy grail: can neuroscience boost intelligence? : Case 1. Mozart and the brain ; Case 2. You must remember this, and this, and this ... ; Case 3. Can computer games for children raise IQ? ; Where are the IQ pills? ; Magnetic fields, electric shocks, and cold lasers target brain processes ; The missing weight of evidence for enhancement
As neuroscience advances, what's next for intelligence research? : From psychometric testing to chronometric testing ; Cognitive neuroscience of memory and super-memory ; Bridging human and animal research with new tools neuron by neuron ; Bridging human and machine intelligence circuit by circuit ; Consciousness and creativity ; Neuro-poverty and neuro-social-economic status (SES): implications for public policy based on the neuroscience of intelligence ; Final thoughts.
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