The neuroscience of intelligence

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New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
9781107089778, 1107089778, 9781107461437, 110746143X


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xv, 251 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-241) and index.
This book introduces new and provocative neuroscience research that advances our understanding of intelligence and the brain. Compelling evidence shows that genetics plays a more important role than environment as intelligence develops from childhood, and that intelligence test scores correspond strongly to specific features of the brain assessed with neuroimaging. In understandable language, Richard J. Haier explains cutting-edge techniques based on genetics, DNA, and imaging of brain connectivity and function. He dispels common misconceptions, such as the belief that IQ tests are biased or meaningless, and debunks simple interventions alleged to increase intelligence. Readers will learn about the real possibility of dramatically enhancing intelligence based on neuroscience findings and the positive implications this could have for education and social policy. The text also explores potential controversies surrounding neuro-poverty, neuro-socioeconomic status, and the morality of enhancing intelligence for everyone. Online resources, including additional visuals, animations, questions and links, reinforce the material.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Haier, R. J. (2017). The neuroscience of intelligence . Cambridge University Press.

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Haier, Richard J.. 2017. The Neuroscience of Intelligence. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Haier, Richard J.. The Neuroscience of Intelligence New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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Haier, Richard J.. The Neuroscience of Intelligence Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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