New book: Intelligence by Jakob Pietschnig

Intelligence How smart are we really? Has humanity been getting smarter, can intelligence be trained, and what is intelligence anyway? Read about our understanding of intelligence, its origins, and meaning for everyday life in this book. Read more here.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Welcome to Vienna!

With ISIR 2022 beginning in just a few days, we wanted to provide a few last-minute updates to help make your conference experience as good as possible! Location: The conference and all associated events will be held at the Main Building of the University of Vienna, located at Universitätsring 1. If you are lodging at the Hotel Regina, this is about an 8-minute walk from the conference venue. Please see this document for maps of the university and subway system. Registration: For those who have not registered online, on-site registration will be available starting ...

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Free webinar: Knowns and Unknowns about Cognitive Excellence

We are excited to announce a new webinar on giftedness, hosted by the MDPI's Journal of Intelligence. The session will include presentations by Dr. Jakob Pietschnig, Prof. Dr. Tanja Gabriele Baudson, and Mr. Jonathan Fries. From the website: Research into characteristics of gifted individuals has shown that exceptionally high cognitive abilities are typically associated with desirable life outcomes. Large-scale efforts such as the Terman study or more recently the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) consistently yielded positive correlations between ...

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