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ISIR awards Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Richard J. Haier

ISIR has awarded Richard Haier its highest honor: the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Intelligence. After obtaining a PhD from Johns Hopkins in 1975 (working in part with Julian Stanley), his was the first study designed to understand the role of brain function – measured with glucose metabolism (using Positron Emission Tomography: PET, in 1988) – during performance of a measure of abstract reasoning. Interestingly, the relationships were inverse, with higher scores being associated with lower glucose metabolism, a finding that became known as the “neural efficiency hypothesis.” He continued work ...

21st Annual ISIR Conference: September 2021

We are very pleased to announce that the 21st ISIR Annual Conference 2021 will be held virtually for the first time in its history, with registration and abstract submissions now open. We had very much hoped to have an in-person meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands for 2020 and (now) 2021, but due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we have decided to go online this year, The virtual conference will take place on Zoom on Friday and Saturday, 3-4 September 2021. We have a strong and exciting showing of early career researchers in neuroscience and the biological basis of intelligence, including the following confirmed speakers: Abdel Abdellaoui (Unive...

Publication of a new book by Dr Russell T. Warne

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book by Dr Russell T.Warne: In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths About Human Intelligence.  The book corrects common (but mistaken) beliefs about intelligence and IQ. The book's non-technical presentation and accessible writing style are appealing for non-experts who want to learn about intelligence, students, and more. Dr. Russell T. Warne is an associate professor of psychology at Utah Valley University, where he has taught since 2011. Dr. Warne has published 2 books (In the Know: Debunking 35 Myths About Human Intelligence and Statistics for the Social Sciences: A General Linear Model Approach) and ...

New website honoring Professor James R. Flynn

A new memorial website has been created in honor of the late Professor James R. Flynn.  Please do visit the website HERE which is dedicated to the memory and works of this great scientist. Website address: james-flynn.net  

A tribute to Professor James R. Flynn

A tribute to Professor James R. Flynn (28 April 1934 – 11 December 2020), whose passing is greatly lamented. On Friday, December 11, 2020, the intelligence research community received devastating news when it was announced that James Flynn passed away. In the forty years he spent researching, thinking about, and writing about intelligence, he single-handedly changed the course of the field. Flynn was the recipient of the International Society for Intelligence Research’s 2017 lifetime achievement award, one of many awards he received for his scholarly work. It is hard to think of anyone who would have been more deserving of accolades. In ...