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1. What sex is your brain? Take      a
test:http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/intelligence/quiz.shtml
2. Find   out what your emotional intelligence is:
http://ei.haygroup.com/resources/default_ieitest.htm

3. Read     on:
What is intelligence?
Defining intelligence is highly problematic. Is there an 'intelligence' that equips us to
solve all kinds of problems and answer all questions, regardless of their nature? Or
are there different intelligences that help us deal with particular problems and
solutions? The scientific community is divided on the issue.

One of the main tenet's underpinning the idea of a single entity 'intelligence' is the
concept of 'General Intelligence', or 'g'. Devised by English Psychologist, Charles
Spearman, in the early 20th Century 'g' was a statistical measure of performance
across a variety of tests.

Spearman found that the same people who did well in a variety of mental tests
tended to use a part in their brains that he termed 'g'. This 'g' laid the foundation for
the notion of a single intelligence, which enables us to undertake everyday mental
tasks.

A recent study seems to endorse Spearman's theory. Research has found that a part
of the brain called the 'lateral prefrontal cortex' is the only area of the brain to
increase in blood flow when volunteers tackle complicated puzzles.

Spearman's concept, however, is still highly controversial with many people
questioning both the statistical process and the simplistic nature of 'g'. There is also a
body of research that states that our mental ability is a function of social factors such
as education and not one's inherent biological make-up.

Intelligence and the brain
The early Greeks thought the brain was the home of your soul, rather than your
intellect. They believed that thinking happened somewhere around the lungs! Not
until the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries was the brain seen as an organ of
intelligence and thought, when the concept of the mind emerged.

Using new forms of technology, scientists have been able to look at how the brain
performs when we undertake different tasks. Roll the pointer over the brain below to
find out how our brain processes language.




IQ tests
There are a number of different methods which purport to measure intelligence, the
most famous of which is perhaps the IQ, or 'Intelligence Quotient' test. The 'Stanford-
Binet Intelligence Scale' began life in early 20th century Paris, as part of Alfred
Binet’s efforts to educate children with learning difficulties. Those that obtained a
score below their age were considered "retarded".

IQ is a 'psychometric' test, meaning it measures mental ability. However, defining
intelligence is far from simple. There are two main schools of thought. The first
believes in an inherited, genetically determined intellect that can be measured. The
second group of psychologists believe in many intelligences, the development of
which may be the result of our social background. They also think that measuring
these intelligences is also problematic.

The modern day IQ test measures a variety of different types of ability such as
verbal, mathematical, spatial, memory and reasoning. The test is then 'pre-tested' on
a group of people representative of the wider population. Then it's graded so that the
majority of people will be get between 90-110.

When graphed, this is a curve in the classic 'bell'
shape where most people are distributed around
the average intelligence (or intelligence score) and
few people are at the extreme ends of low and high
intelligence.
                                                      Graph showing intelligence of
                                                      population
Clever celebrities
The following famous people have a high IQ -
Sir Jimmy Savile; journalist Garry Bushell; sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov; actress Geena
Davis; MP Vincent Cable; footballers Andy Harris and Joey Beauchamp; TV
presenters Carol Vordeman and Jamie Theakston; biologist Dr Jack Cohen; boxer
Nicky Piper and swimmer Adrian Moorhouse.

Is IQ a good measure of intelligence?
Whether IQ tests actually test general intelligence, or g, is debatable. Many see IQ
tests as an assessment of an individual’s problem solving ability rather than general
intelligence. However, they are not even a comprehensive test of someone's problem
solving ability. Although they may assess analytical and verbal aptitude well, they
aren't an accurate test of creativity, practical knowledge, and other skills involved in
problem solving. So how can IQ tests be seen as a measure of intelligence? Some
argue that they just show how good the individual is at IQ tests!
http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/intelligenceTests.shtml#history

4. Take IQ tests:
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http://web.tickle.com/tests/uiq/index-pop.jsp?sid=2005&supp=content_iq&z=
http://www.2h.com/iq-tests.shtml




5. Take a look at                some ‘intelligent’ phrases(click to
read the explanation):

1. adaptive intelligent cruise control      26. intelligent modem
2. advanced intelligent network             27. intelligent network
3. advanced intelligent tape                28. intelligent peripheral interface
4. agent or intelligent agent               29. intelligent selection
5. artificially intelligent               30. intelligent terminal
6. ids intelligent detectionsystems       31. intelligent traffic system
7. intelligent                            32. intelligent transportation system
8. intelligent agent                      33. intelligent transportation systems
9. intelligent agents                     34. intelligent vehicle highway system
10. intelligent backtracking              35. intelligent virtual agent
11. intelligent building                  36. red brick intelligent sql
12. intelligent character recognition     37. software and intelligent systems office
13. intelligent dance music
14. intelligent database
15. intelligent design
16. intelligent design theory
17. intelligent device
18. intelligent hub
19. intelligent i/o
20. intelligent i o
21. intelligent input/output
22. intelligent input output
23. intelligent key
24. intelligent light
25. intelligent mine field




6. Take a look at the latest discoveries
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/intelligence/index.shtml#news




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