intelligence

Giftedness or genius in children and adolescents is an intriguing phenomenon seeking scientific explanation. What makes a child stand out from their peers as talented? What pushes their performance into the uppermost part of the normal ‘bell curve’ distribution of different...

On 20 May 1921 excited crowds milled around Boston’s railway station hoping to catch a glimpse of Albert Einstein, who was making his first visit to America’s most famously learned city. After an impromptu tour, the physicist was whisked off to breakfast with the city’s mayor...

In psychology and among the lay public alike, high scores on intelligence tests are considered a mark of good thinking. This is not unreasonable. It is now over 100 years since Spearman first reported a single general intelligence factor, known as g or ‘the positive manifold...