Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tidbit on Aspiepaths

It’s usually obvious what I’ve been reading lately :-). Anyway, it turns out that aspie psychopathy is a real trait cluster, though very rare. Aspergoid This is a revised version of the GAIA Asperger questionnaire. A high Aspergoid score disposes … Continue reading

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Optography

This bit of psychometrics provides more of a basis for my intuitive claim that the frontal lobe provides the first 95-99% of IQ, and something behind the ears is required to break the 135 barrier: Reasoning The ability to manipulate … Continue reading

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Spatial ability and planoccipitalism

Spatial Ability The application of pattern recognition and reasoning to spatial and visual matters. The essence of spatial ability is the mental rotation of objects. It tends to have somewhat less g loading than have verbal and numerical ability, possibly … Continue reading

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OS 1.0

Basically, it’s Cal Newport’s system plus a checklist of “input streams”: e-mail, texts, scratch paper (I use sticky notes to force myself to be concise- and they’re really handy to keep in my back pocket anyway), mail, RAM dump. Level … Continue reading

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Reflection on conscientiousness project

I’m declaring it finished. It never had much of an “official” character about it, so I’m allowed to do this- the idea was simply to focus on the ideal and approach it by hook or by crook. My conclusion is … Continue reading

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Two thoughts

I think executive function disorder is due to chronic dopamine deficiency. It’s like depression-induced, lightweight Parkinson’s disease. This may be a shift in cognitive style from front to back, indicating a shift away from social cognition to natural cognition. The … Continue reading

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Just realized something blitheringly obvious

The human sciences were doing very well up until World War II. There are loads of interesting books confirming and discrediting the various superstitions of common sense and traditional lore, and then 1950 happened. All of the best minds went … Continue reading

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Observations on smarter African Americans

They are definitely a type, and not just the extreme of a spectrum. They wear glasses. I wonder sometimes whether this is an image thing (“I’m not like these ghetto kids, please let me out of here”), though I doubt … Continue reading

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Somatotype and race

Reading up on David Sime, the white American guy who lost the 100 meter dash gold medal by an inch or two at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, I noticed that he grew up a Chip Hilton-style football-basketball-baseball star in … Continue reading

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Great description

Kudos to Vault-Co commenter KW Jackson: While most people leech the same anti-gun propaganda from the TV-sphere into their minds and confirm it is correct via feedback discussions (extrovert truth seeking) the slide accelerates. As people become more extroverted (in … Continue reading

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