Category Archives: Human intelligence

The discovery of fire by humans: a long and convoluted process

Numbers of animal species react to the natural phenomenon of fire, but only humans have learnt to control it and to make it at will. Natural fires caused overwhelmingly by lightning are highly evident on many landscapes. Birds such as … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence Just Got Less Mysterious

A new study argues the way in which humans store memories is key to making human intelligence more superior to that of animals. Neuroscience experts from the University of Leicester have released research that breaks with the past 50 years … Continue reading

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Large and fast human pyramidal neurons associate with intelligence

It is generally assumed that human intelligence relies on efficient processing by neurons in our brain. Although grey matter thickness and activity of temporal and frontal cortical areas correlate with IQ scores, no direct evidence exists that links structural and … Continue reading

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Human Intelligence: What single neurons can tell us

IQ scores are correlated with the morphology and activity of certain neurons in the human temporal cortex. You probably remember being at school as a child and learning how to do arithmetic, to read and comprehend stories, and to solve … Continue reading

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Theory: Flexibility is at the heart of human intelligence

Centuries of study have yielded many theories about how the brain gives rise to human intelligence. Some think it arises from a single region or neural network. Others argue that metabolism is key. A new article makes the case that … Continue reading

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