13 results for author: Emily Willoughby


ISIR 2022 documentary: Understanding Intelligence by Tarmo Pyysalo

Tarmo Pyysalo, a self-taught Finnish filmmaker travelled to the 2022 conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research in Vienna for his new project “Beyond the Narrative” (https://beyond-the-narrative.com/) to interview the researchers and attendees in search for answers to some of the most pressing questions of our time: What is intelligence and how does it affect our lives and the future of society? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwvZAqXwHuo

ISIR 2023: Berkeley, California, July 26–29

We are delighted to announce the 23rd annual ISIR conference in Berkeley, California, USA! The conference will be held from Thursday, July 27 until Saturday, July 29 at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, located at 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, California. We will begin with a welcome reception sponsored by the Institute for Mental Chronometry on the evening of Wednesday, July 26, with drinks, refreshments, and guest speakers Steven Pinker and Frank Worrell! The student poster session will be held on the evening of the 28th and the social event dinner on the 29th. The hotel is situated in the heart of Berkeley, about a half-mile from the University and ...

New book: Intelligence by Jakob Pietschnig

Intelligence How smart are we really? For the first time since intelligence has been measured on a large scale, the global IQ is falling. Jakob Pietschnig, intelligence researcher at the University of Vienna, was able to prove this. So, is everyone getting dumber? And what does the IQ actually signify? One thing is certain: This book will make us all smarter! There are many ideas and myths surrounding the brain’s horsepower. Emotional intelligence is one of them. Does it really exist? Can it be measured? The answer: not really. Is someone who behaves outside the norm automatically highly gifted? Again: not really. Jakob Pietschnig dispels the ...

Lifetime Achievement Award: Aljoscha Neubauer

Aljoscha Neubauer of the University of Graz has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Intelligence, ISIR’s highest honor. Aljoscha obtained his PhD at the University of Graz, Austria in 1986 and subsequently obtained his venia docendi (habilitation) in 1994 on the topic of intelligence and information processing speed. His experimental and meta-scientific work in this area contributed substantially to the understanding of the efficiency of neural networks. His background in neuroscience led him to becoming particularly interested in the idea of biological intelligence measurement as a ...

Matt McGue: ISIR 2022 Distinguished Contributor Interview (video)

At our 2022 conference at the University of Vienna, we were treated to a fantastic interview by David Lubinski of Matt McGue, this year's pick for the Distinguished Contributor Interview! Professor McGue is beloved within the University of Minnesota's psychology department, where he is Regents Professor and co-director of the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, as well as in the broader community of behavioral genetics and intelligence research. An author of over 375 papers with nearly 75,000 citations as of 2022, Matt has won the Dobzhansky Award for Lifetime Contributions to Behavioral Genetic Research (2011), the Shields Award for ...