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What is Intelligence?


  • Page extent: 216 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.556 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521566858 | ISBN-10: 0521566851)

  • There was also a Hardback of this title but it is no longer available
  • Published September 1996

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$19.99 (G)

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.


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.


"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."
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Jean Khalfa, Richard Gregory, Nicholas Mackintosh, George Butterworth, Roger Schank, Lawrence Birnbaum, Roger Penrose, Simha Arom, Daniel Dennett, Dan Sperber

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