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Monday, July 13, 2009

Finds: Can We Increase Our Intelligence?

This article in the New York times by guest columnist Sam Wang, a neuroscientist working in the area of memory, discusses the impact of practice and training on the efficacy of working memory and IQ.

Can We Increase Our Intelligence?

There are strong implications for the use of exercises and application of learning for education and training. One of his most interesting conclusions is that:
" modern world, despite its annoyances (or even because of them)
may be improving our reasoning ability. Maybe even multitasking — not the most
efficient way to work — is good for your brain because of the mental challenge."
Now there's a silver lining!

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