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More on intelligence tests

We learned earlier that there are various intelligence tests. This includes the Stanford-Binet test, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), the Raven’s Progressive Matrices test, and the Culture Fair Intelligence …

Sample an intelligence test

Let’s have a go at a few questions from an intelligence test. The questions below are an adaptation of some of the questions you may find in (perhaps) the most …

Intelligence: a definition

So what is intelligence? After so many years of research and studies on intelligence, is there a good and precise definition of intelligence that scientists agree upon? Well, yes and …

Scientists speak: Swathi Swaminathan

Let’s hear from the pros! Here we have the chance to interview another young and very talented scientist that works at the Brain and Mind Institute, University of Western Ontario …

Quasi-experiments vs. experimental studies

There is a limit to the studies that are investigating musicians versus non-musicians. The limit is that this type of research gathers merely correlational data, and it isn’t possible to …

Young musicians versus young nonmusicians

Several studies have investigated whether musicians are more intelligent than non-musicians, in particular when they are both young. The results of these studies seem to suggest that young musicians are …

The immediate effect of the Mozart effect

Let’s put everything on the table like in a crime scene. We have Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world, that suggests that by listening to …

Scientists speak: Elvira Brattico

Let’s get more insights from another expert in the field. Professor Elvira Brattico is a neuroscientist who will help us unpack the relationship between music and intelligence from the point …

Adult musicians versus non-musicians

We saw that young musicians tend to be more intelligent than young non-musicians. Although we can’t conclude that music training boosts intelligence, the results are indeed interesting. And there is …