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When Does Your Intelligence Peak?

Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?

January 26, 2019 — Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt

There Is No Nature–Nurture War

One of the leading behavioral geneticists of our time is promulgating outdated notions about the interplay of nature and nurture

January 20, 2019 — Scott Barry Kaufman
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"Mona Lisa Effect" Not True for Mona Lisa

The Mona Lisa effect is the illusion that the subject of a painting follows you with her gaze, despite where you stand. But da Vinci's famous painting doesn't have that quality. Christopher Intagliata reports...

January 17, 2019 — Christopher Intagliata

Can Intelligence Buy You Happiness?

New research suggests that IQ leads to greater well-being by enabling one to acquire the financial and educational means necessary to live a better life

December 22, 2018 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Meet the Real Ravenmaster

Christopher Skaife talks about his new book The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London, in front of a live audience at Caveat, “the speakeasy bar for intelligent nightlife" in Lower Manhattan...

December 18, 2018 — Steve Mirsky
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