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Education, Intelligence and Diseases in Old Age

Several studies have found a positive association between education and health. Confounding factors that an act both education choices and health, such as (observed) parental background and (unobserved) intelligence, may play an important role in shaping this association. In this paper we estimate … Continue reading

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Smog, Cognition and Real-World Decision Making

Cognitive functioning is critical as in our daily life a host of real-world complex decisions in high-stakes markets have to be made. The decision-making process can be vulnerable to environmental stressors. Summarizing the growing economic and epidemiologic evidence linking air pollution, cognition performance … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Intuition and Intelligence

What’s your Intuition Quotient? We’ve been running on a very narrow spectrum of human intelligence, and it’s landed us in social and environmental crises. Our very survival now depends on reclaiming other, wiser parts of our minds. Enter the IQ2. Intuition … Continue reading

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What Is IQ? Life Beyond “General Intelligence”

For more than a century, the standard view in the field of human intelligence has been that there is a “general intelligence” that permeates all human cognitive activity. This general cognitive ability is supposed to explain the positive manifold, the … Continue reading

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Innovation Spaces: New Places for Collective Intelligence?

Innovation is a complex and multifaceted notion, sometimes difficult to explain. The category of innovation spaces includes co‐working spaces, third places, Living Labs, open labs, incubators, accelerators, hothouses, canteens, FabLabs, MakerSpaces, Tech Shops, hackerspaces, design factories, and so on. Working … Continue reading

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Swarm Intelligence: Literature Overview

A long time ago, people discovered the variety of the interesting insect or animal behaviors in nature. A flock of birds sweeps across the sky. A group of ants forages for food. A school of sh swims, turns, as together, etc.[1]. We call … Continue reading

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Consciousness, joy, intelligence and society

Consciousness is what drives us forward, is what decides, what sets targets, what defines our fate. And there is a fundamental sign of the achievement of this goals and satisfaction of our personal motivations, which is joy. Bergson says: “The … Continue reading

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Intuition Is The Highest Form Of Intelligence

Intuition, argues Gerd Gigerenzer, a director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, is less about suddenly “knowing” the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded. Gigerenzer, author of the … Continue reading

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The Intelligence of Complexity

To better appreciate the contribution of the ‘paradigm of complexity’ in Educational sciences, this paper proposes a framework discussing its cultural and historical roots. First, it focuses on Giambattista Vico’s (1668-1744) critique of René Descartes’ method (1637), contrasting Cartesian’s principles … Continue reading

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Why Bees could be the secret to Superhuman Intelligence

A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future – making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves. Louis Rosenberg thinks he has found a way to make us all a lot smarter. The secret … Continue reading

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