27 August 2011

Google Tech Talk: Steve Hsu -- Genetic Basis for Intelligence


This fascinating Google Tech Talk was given by Steve Hsu last week, and just put up at Google Tech Videos. Steve is a physics professor at the University of Oregon, with a special interest in human intelligence.

Slides for Steve Hsu's talk (PDF)

Hsu is involved in a study which seeks to find links between genes and high IQ. The study is looking for individuals with IQs that test higher than 3 standard deviations above the mean, in a clear effort to cut to the chase.

Hsu's talk is well worth watching for anyone interested in the genetics of cognitive ability. As high tech infrastructures grow more sophisticated and crucial to advanced societies' successes, their high IQ smart fractions take on an ever greater importance.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Bruce Hall said...

Fascinating. I forwarded to my son and daughter-in-law who both have 150+ IQs and who have a 2-year old son with verbal skills of a 4-year old. They would fit right in.

Monday, 29 August, 2011  
Blogger al fin said...

Excellent, Bruce. I hope they are interested.

We have cut ourselves off from this line of inquiry for far too long.

Monday, 29 August, 2011  

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