Consensus emerging: Intelligence is central to cognition, and critical to our future

First, Jon Wai’s finding the next Einstein blog hosts an interview with ISIR Founder, and Lifetime achievement award winner, Douglas Detterman noting just how very important the ability of people is to our past, present, and, most importantly, to our future.
And in the same week, an (open) paper in Molecular Psychiatry (pdf here) showing that IQ research needs to be treated as a core component of cognition research: This highlights 5 fascinating knowns, and open doors for understanding what is currently unknown: how genes build brighter brains.
Both make great entrees for anyone outside the current rapid pace of IQ research.
ycombinator, Twitter, Facebook, seem to agree… check it out, and share.