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What is Intelligence? By Edited by Jean Khalfa (University of Cambridge)

What is Intelligence?
by Edited by Jean Khalfa (University of Cambridge)

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This fascinating exploration of the nature and power of human intelligence originates in the seventh annual series of Darwin College Lectures. How we define intelligence, what it consists of, how it evolved, and how we can enhance it in the future are the questions addressed by the eight expert contributors to this remarkable book.
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What is Intelligence? by Edited by Jean Khalfa (University of Cambridge)

This is a fascinating exploration of the nature and power of human intelligence, and the way it has singled us out from the rest of the animal kingdom. Human success in the face of the rigours of the physical world and human dominance within the animal kingdom are due to intelligence: those tools of the mind that give us access to the stored experience of humankind and allow us to reason, to test our ideas, and to plan for the future. How we define intelligence, what it consists of, how it evolved, and how we can enhance it in the future are the questions addressed by the eight expert contributors to this remarkable book. The volume originates in the seventh annual series of Darwin College Lectures, delivered in Cambridge in 1992, and includes contributions from Simha Arom, George Butterworth, Daniel Bennett, Richard Gregory, Nicholas Mackintosh, Roger Penrose, Roger Schank and Lawrence Birnbaum.

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"What is Intelligence?...discusses one of the leading theories of intelligence enhancement by the author of the theory himself, and is an important addition to any college-level holding serious about psychology and intelligence discoveries. Chapters provide the author's long awaited personal views on the topic, and come from a working scientist in the field whose research serves as a foundation for understanding the evolution and operation of human intelligence." The Psychology Shelf

Table of Contents


Introduction: What is intelligence? Jean Khalfa; 1. Seeing intelligence Richard Gregory; 2. Intelligence in evolution Nicholas Mackintosh; 3. Infant intelligence George Butterworth; 4. Enhancing intelligence Roger Schank and Lawrence Birnbaum; 5. Mathematical intelligence Roger Penrose; 6. Intelligence in traditional music Simha Arom; 7. Language and intelligence Daniel Dennett; 8. Understanding verbal understanding Dan Sperber; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Index.

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GOR001169918
What is Intelligence? by Edited by Jean Khalfa (University of Cambridge)
Edited by Jean Khalfa (University of Cambridge)
Darwin College Lectures
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1996-09-05
216
0521566851
9780521566858
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