Essential Reads

A Case for Neural Augmentation

By Eric Leuthardt M.D. on October 20, 2017 in Mind Blender
In an era when information is expanding exponentially, we may have to modify our brains to keep up.

Tap Into the Inner Genius You Didn’t Know You Had

Research show that genius is inside each of us, but how can we access it?

The Age of Centaurs

By Gary Klein Ph.D. on October 06, 2017 in Seeing What Others Don't
Forget about man versus machine, the real challenge is man plus machine. Humans add value to advanced computer models and AI in fields such as chess and weather forecasting.

Why the Emotionally Intelligent May Earn More Money

Emotional intelligence is believed to link to greater success in life than general intelligence. New research shows there are indeed monetary advantages to having a higher EQ.

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Brainy and Bored: Why Whiz Kids Require Special Attention

By Dena Kouremetis on October 19, 2017 in The Unedited Offspring
Gifted kids need just as much guidance as everyone else.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene: 7

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on October 13, 2017 in In One Lifespan
Notwithstanding the uniqueness of human beings, a focus on the broadest timescale of analysis reminds us that evolution unites Homo sapiens with all other living systems.

Empowering Students of Color (Part 5 of 8)

Authors Thompson and Thompson share strategies from their book Yes, You Can!: Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color.

Boost Your Cultural Intelligence with This Simple Tool

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on October 08, 2017 in Adaptation
No more messy frameworks. This tool distills culture into six simple elements.

Knowing Just Enough to Be Dangerous

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on October 07, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Can too much confidence be a bad thing?

What's in a Number?

What does a measure of IQ actually tell us about a person?
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Lifting the Fog of Fear

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on October 02, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
The film of your life is still being shot.

6 Ways Highly Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Anger

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Feeling It
How to communicate frustration without destroying your relationships.

Using Big Data to Study Psychology

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
There is a lot of discussion about the value of big data for companies. Can big data help science as well?

Think Like Artificial Intelligence: What'd She Say?

By Jennifer Golbeck Ph.D. on September 28, 2017 in Your Online Secrets
Recognizing words and meaning when someone speaks is easy for humans but tricky for AI. This article in the Thinking Like AI series explores speech recognition.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 6

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in In One Lifespan
Time perspective helps to open our awareness to the fullness of the world we live in, and the wonderful complexity of our living system.
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Exercise: A Great Teacher

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on September 21, 2017 in The Power of Rest
Everything you do teaches your body. Exercise teaches your body a lot.

What Creates Superior Brain Connectivity, According to Study

By Susan Reynolds on September 19, 2017 in Prime Your Gray Cells
Participants on the “positive” side reflected stronger connectivity associated with higher cognitive functions, including memory, language, introspection, and imagination.
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Ignorance Isn't Bliss—It's Frightening

By David Niose on September 14, 2017 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Survey numbers show Americans lack knowledge of basic civics. What does it mean?
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Critiquing "Spiritual Intelligence"

Is it possible to consider "spiritual intelligence" in a rational and scientific manner?

Tamed & Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas' new book called "Tamed & Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind" is a gem of a collection written by these two gifted women.

Teaching Children to Be Honorable

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Memory Medic
Children are biologically wired to behave falsely. Where do they learn moral values and respect for truth?

Exploding Three Myths and Stereotypes of Aging

Are we really predestined to become senile and fall apart as we age? Let's stand up for ourselves and appreciate the facts of growing older.

Assessing Trust

By Judith E. Glaser on September 07, 2017 in Conversational Intelligence
Few managers and leaders understand how vital and intelligent quality conversations and interviews are to the health and productivity of a company’s culture.

The War on Experts

By Gary Klein Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in Seeing What Others Don't
Countering the exaggerated claims of researchers in the fields of Decision Making, Heuristics and Biases, Evidence-Based Performance, Sociology, and Information Technology.
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What is "Spiritual Intelligence" Anyway?

If "spiritual intelligence" is a real thing, what might it consist of? Probably, elements of personality, intelligence, and altered states of consciousness.

An "Intelligence Pill"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in How To Do Life
One of humankind's most world-improving goals.

Literacy Rampage: So, You Wanna Be Literate?

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 04, 2017 in Envy This!
Becoming literate has longer-term implications for major developmental and life transitions. Health literacy emerges from basic literacy.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 5

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on September 01, 2017 in In One Lifespan
There are five disciplines that need to be mastered.

New Study of Ape Cognition Shows We're Not All That Unique

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 31, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new essay summarizing great ape intelligence and cleverness argues against human exceptionalism and speciesistic claims that humans are all that special, unique, and "smarter."

Your Seven Keys to Good Thinking

By Guy P. Harrison on August 31, 2017 in About Thinking
These seven keys to good thinking will serve you well over your lifetime.
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Is "Spiritual Intelligence" a Valid Concept?

"Spiritual intelligence" has been popularized in recent years as an "alternative" intelligence based on little evidence, However, could the concept have some scientific merit?

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 4

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on August 29, 2017 in In One Lifespan
We need to broaden the scope of our thinking in relation to human intelligence.

Love Makes You Dumb, Sex Makes You Smart

It's not a stretch to believe that love makes you dumb, but can sex make you smarter? Explore the complex connections among love, sex, and intellect.

Collective Intelligence in the Holocene - 2

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on August 26, 2017 in In One Lifespan
The first century of our ‘third’ millennium is an incredibly fascinating and unique point in human history.