Monday, 11 May 2015

Bringing Intelligence to Life (Today 5 pm)

 

 

OK, Dancing Mice won’t be playing at the Darwin Lecture theatre tonight, but that is only because their lead singer, rockstar Ian Deary, will be giving the 2015 Jonckheere Lecture.

The 2015 A. R. Jonckheere Lecture entitled 'Bringing Intelligence to Life'
will be delivered by Professor Ian Deary (University of Edinburgh) on Monday
11th May at 5pm in the UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre, followed by a reception
in the South Cloisters.


Professor Deary is one of the foremost international experts on  cognitive ageing and is the Director of the University of Edinburgh's Centre  for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology. His books include 'Looking Down on Human Intelligence: From Psychometrics to the Brain' (2000) which  won the British Psychological Society's Book Award in 2002, and (with Whalley and Starr) 'A Lifetime of Intelligence' (2009).  The Lecture is hosted by the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences.

The Lecture is free of charge and open to all staff, students and alumni.

Strictly speaking, this is a UCL event, but the thirst for knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, so in the unlikely event that anyone in the audience wonders what department you were in, say you were invited by James Thompson, Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Dept of Psychology and Language Sciences. They will probably look at you totally blankly, so just lower your voice and mutter “Psychological Comments”. That should suffice.

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  1. The Lecture is free of charge and open to all staff, students and alumni.

    Matric Result 2015 BISE Multan Board

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  2. Poor amoeba shuns coition
    Propagates its kind by fission.

    So study the IQ of amoebae. :)

    Come to think of it, with mammals one could presumably do IQ-like experiments that would be banned on humans. These must have been performed: what do they show?

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    1. There are.

      Old rat study:
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1567088

      Recent guppy study:
      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982212014388

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    2. thanks for those links! especially that guppy study: Artificial Selection on Relative Brain Size in the Guppy Reveals Costs and Benefits of Evolving a Larger Brain (kotrschal et al, 2013)

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