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Future Bright: A Transforming Vision of Human Intelligence

Michael E. Martinez

Abstract

Ever since Alfred Binet invented the first IQ test more than a century ago, we have thought of intelligence as fixed from birth and unalterable—as genetically programmed and immutable as eye color. But as this book reveals, human intelligence is not at all a static quality. Drawing on cutting-edge research, the book shows that not only can we improve our IQ scores—with the right approach, we can improve intelligence itself. It introduces the radical view that intelligence can be learned. Ranging from the search for Albert Einstein's brain to the curious case of a railroad worker whose frontal ... More

Keywords: human intelligence, IQ, cognitive science, brain, eating well, exercise, brain function, genetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199781843
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199781843.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael E. Martinez, author
University of California, Irvine, Professor of Education