Scientists 'locate' intelligence

Jure jure.sah at guest.arnes.si
Wed Jul 26 10:30:20 EST 2000


Bill Skaggs wrote:
> 
> Jure <jure.sah at guest.arnes.si> writes:
> 
> > Thursday, July 20, 2000, 22:01:22 pdt
> > Scientists measuring blood flow to regions of the brain have found that
> > one particular area (the frontal lateral cortex) was stimulated when
> > performing complex tasks. Even tasks that required a wide range of
> > cognitive functions did not stimulate numerous regions of the brain, as
> > some scientists predicted. This finding gives credence to the highly
> > controversial idea of a "g" factor (generalized intelligence), as
> > advocated in The Bell Curve.
> 
> The next thing to do is to look for people with stroke-induced damage
> to that part of the brain, and see if they're all morons.  Anybody
> interested in taking a bet?

If the (before) front part is removed, there will still be a (after)
front part. Disagree? Try it with a watermelon. ;) 

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