What does it mean to be intelligent? What is the connection between intelligence and education or between intelligence and learning. Are there ways to improve our intelligence? Find out more.

How You Can Make Your Brain Smarter Every Day

If you’re old enough, you may remember a time, maybe back in your childhood, when someone measured your intelligence and assigned a number to it. I suspect that you have been either proud of that “IQ,” or perhaps a little...
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Hans Selye: The Discovery of Stress

G.A.S. Spells Stress As with so many wondrous discoveries of science and medicine, it was by chance that Hungarian-born Hans Selye (1907-1982) stumbled upon the idea of the General Adaptation Syndrome (G.A.S.), which he first wrote about in the British...
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Does I.Q. Equal the Whole Story on Intelligence?

I.Q. tests are traditionally viewed as a quantitative measure of a person's intelligence. Children who score very well on I.Q. tests are often tracked into programs for the "gifted," while those who do very poorly are tracked into "remedial" programs....
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Measuring The Mind

The Nature of Things There is something ethereal about human intelligence, something hard-to-pin-down. It's hard even to define. Is intelligence the ability to reason? Does it have to do with memory? Is it aptitude with language? With mathematics? All of...
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Social Intelligence

To survive and thrive, we have to understand how the world's various systems function. This encompasses such things as knowing the flow of days and seasons; whether a dropped object will bounce, splat, or break; and how water shifts among...
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