What does it mean to be intelligent?

Series: 
Other Talks
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 19:00
2 hours
Location: 
Clary Theater
,  
School of Psychology, Georgia Tech

After the lecture, there will be a reception and time to chat with Engle and other guests.

During the next Frontiers in Science lecture, Randy Engle, professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Psychology, will talk about how the cultural and biological aspects of human intelligence differ from each other, and even change over a lifetime. Engle will discuss how biologically based intelligence is involved in our ability to pay attention and resist distractions. He’ll also discuss how socio-economic status plays a role. He’ll uncover some of the brain mechanisms and genetics involved, and talk about recent attempts, by such companies as Lumosity, to help people improve their fluid intelligence.