A quick summary of my internal model of the brain

I’m running out of time before work, so I gotta be quick. Apologies.

I’m of the opinion that Spearman’s g is the most important indicator of any sort of intelligence up to about the 95th-99th percentile. A person with a good vocabulary will also be good at math, almost without exception (and these exceptions are always due to brain damage, possibly through malnutrition).

Humans being primarily homo sapiens in admixture, the presence of a functioning neocortex is the best indicator of intelligence in the 0-95% range. Intelligence beyond that requires additional firepower and a strong corpus callosum (and other factors in interconnectedness).

Beyond the 95th percentile, modal intelligences become extremely important. See http://www.koanicsoul.com/blog/2012/07/08/high-iq-are-1-of-pop-half-neanderthal-outsiders-half-melonhead-winners/.

I described my theory of “modules” as CPU/GPU in this thread: http://drjamesthompson.blogspot.com/2013/08/gigerenzer-and-psychological-theorizing.html

Last, the size of a cortex is only related to its strength insofar as the size of an army is related to its strength. In both cases, a great deal of volume is dedicated to storage and support systems, rather than the processing (or “operations” units in the army). By the same token analogy, a peacetime (R-selected) army can be large without being functional, in spite of costs (trouble getting the head through the birth canal), but it is impossible to be truly strong without a large army. As always, intercommunication and harmony of purpose are key.

About Aeoli Pera

Maybe do this later?
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s