22nd Annual ISIR Conference: Vienna, July 25–27, 2022

Vienna city center
We are pleased to announce the 22nd annual ISIR conference, which will be held in person in the beautiful Austrian capital of Vienna with our local host Dr. Jakob Pietschnig. The conference will be held from Monday, July 25th to Wednesday the 27th in the Main Building of the University of Vienna. Our social event will take place on Tuesday July 26 at the town hall. At this stage, we plan to host a symposium addressing a perennial question in intelligence research—what is the nature of g? We will update this website as speakers are confirmed. Despite the rousing ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 Intellige...

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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  

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