The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1220

In 2012, the New York Times Magazine featured a series of articles that created quite wave of comments and attention, both good and bad. The series was about a new field of intelligence research to reveal what researchers call a revolution in human intellectual abilities. The research shattered decades of dogma, with scientists publishing studies showing that “fluid intelligence”—the ability to learn, solve novel problems, and get to the heart of things—can be increased through training.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we’ll hear from the author of those article which have been collected in a new book.

We’ll also spend an academic minute finding out why calling someone a “block head” isn’t necessarily a bad thing.