Culture and the Mind: A New Theory of Human Intelligence
What role might culture play in intelligence? And how does human culture differ from culture found in other animals?
Science Weekly, The Guardian
Inside The Future Of Artificial Intelligence
As developers design machines that teach themselves, questions remain over humans’ ability to effectively interact with artificially intelligent computers.
The State of Things, WUNC
Daydreaming May, In Fact, Be a Sign of Greater Intelligence
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published a study in the journal Neuropsychologia that suggested a strong correlation between a person’s tendency to daydream and the strength and efficiency of their brains.
How Smartphones Hijack Our Minds
Research suggests that as the brain grows dependent on phone technology, the intellect weakens.
The Wall Street Journal
New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning
A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might also explain how human brains learn.
Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning
Curiosity is underemphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.
The Next Big Leap in AI Could Come From Warehouse Robots
Kindred thinks the path to smarter software is by giving it a physical body.
What Makes a Genius?
Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.
How ‘Intellectual Humility’ Can Make You a Better Person
Be open about how much you don’t know.
Science of Us
The Difference Between Rationality and Intelligence
One is raw cognitive horsepower. The other is the propensity for reflective thought.
Gray Matter, The New York Times
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