apoplecticskeptic:


As a person’s IQ increases, so too does his or her ability to filter out distracting background motion and concentrate on the foreground.

(via BBC News - Intelligence linked to ability to ignore distractions)

Sure, they’re better able to focus on the foreground object but maybe the background is just as important. Context isn’t necessarily a distraction.

apoplecticskeptic:

As a person’s IQ increases, so too does his or her ability to filter out distracting background motion and concentrate on the foreground.

(via BBC News - Intelligence linked to ability to ignore distractions)

Sure, they’re better able to focus on the foreground object but maybe the background is just as important. Context isn’t necessarily a distraction.

Crows playing in the snow. That’s it.


How We Know That Humans Are Getting Smarter [Excerpt] By James R. Flynn, scientificamerican.com
Show­cas­ing more than fifty of the most provoca­tive, orig­i­nal, and sig­nif­i­cant online essays from 2011, The Best Sci­ence Writ­ing Online 2012 will change the way…
Reprint­ed from Are We Get­ting Smarter? Ris­ing IQ in the…

Gotta say it doesn’t seem like this is true. And what about regression to the mean for IQ? If children’s IQ tends to be lower than their parents, how can we be getting smarter?

How We Know That Humans Are Getting Smarter [Excerpt]
By James R. Flynn, scientificamerican.com

Show­cas­ing more than fifty of the most provoca­tive, orig­i­nal, and sig­nif­i­cant online essays from 2011, The Best Sci­ence Writ­ing Online 2012 will change the way…

Reprint­ed from Are We Get­ting Smarter? Ris­ing IQ in the…

Gotta say it doesn’t seem like this is true. And what about regression to the mean for IQ? If children’s IQ tends to be lower than their parents, how can we be getting smarter?